TEXAS FAMILY LAW
Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution, another form of resolving conflicts. It is not unusual for emotions to be high and families become tense during a divorce. Custody issues also tend to generate high emotions. Most cases in Harris county, Texas are ordered to mediation. The judges want the parties to try to resolve issues and reach a compromise on one, if not all parts of the suit. In a mediation, a neutral person serve as a facilitator (i.e. referee).
In a suit affecting parent-child relationship, child custody and/or child support are heavily discussed and must be Suit Affecting Parent-Child Relationship (SAPCR) properly advocated. Judges try to divide assets equally between the spouses and tend to opt for joint managing conservatorship. However, there are cases where one spouse deserve a higher share of the properties than the other spouse. For example, where the child is less than 3 years old, a modified possession order is preferred.
If you have been held in contempt of not following court order, you need legal assistance. Contempt is a serious legal matter that can carry civil penalty such as a fine and/or a criminal fine. Criminal penalties according to the Texas Family Code carry up to 6 months in a local jail; this usually occurs where the non-custodial parent has failed to pay child support and owes in arrears.
OTHER FAMILY LAW AREAS:
- Collaborative law
- Domestic Violence/Protective Orders
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Name Change
- Father’s Rights
LIMITED SCOPE REPRESENTATION for DIYs (UNBUNDLED SERVICES)
Legal Consultation: we provide one-hour legal consultation based on your circumstance.
Self-assistance: we provide legal advice and also help you prepare your paperwork to take action in the legal system.
Assisted pro-se services: we provide you with legal advice, help you prepare your paperwork, and also coaches you through the legal system. This choice reduces the hourly fees of court appearance
Attorney-Mediator: we represent your interest during the mediation whether it is a half-day mediation or a full day mediation
Court Appearances: in limited circumstances and upon review of your case, we appear as your attorney to argue your case. However, this option does not apply to complex or contested divorces due to the preliminary work and preparation that are necessary for a successful litigation.
FULL SCOPE REPRESENTATION
In a full scope representation, we handle your entire case for you. From the moment you fill out your intake to the final hearing, we ensure that your interests are protected. Also, when children are involved, their best interest is at the forefront.
Call Aminu Law Firm; we assist our clients with their family law matters, no matter how simple or complex. We advocate for our clients in child support hearings, dependency courts, and domestic proceedings.
Contact us for your appointment (Houston Family Attorneys). (832) 529-1255.