Guest & Gray has offices in Rockwall, Forney and Kaufman and serves family law clients in counties all over the Metroplex like Kaufman, Rockwall, Hunt, Ellis, Van Zandt, Smith, Dallas, Collin, Denton, and Henderson. We have experience with a wide variety of family law issues including but not limited to divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, adoptions, grandparent rights, family violence and child custody and support modifications.
The most common family law issue is divorce. This can be a difficult experience and confusing process. If you have questions about how to start the process of getting a divorce, what the process of getting a divorce is like, and the possible outcomes for a divorce, please read this post that discusses each of those questions: Kaufman County Divorce. One part of the divorce process is the division of property. In Texas, there are two kinds of property in a divorce, separate and community property. For an explanation of separate property, please read this post: Kaufman County Separate Property.
One of the big stages of a divorce proceeding is the hearing for temporary orders that usually takes place within two to three weeks after filing for divorce. As the word temporary belies, these orders are not permanent but are designed to set a status quo while the divorce is pending. Check out this post to get a better understanding about this step in the divorce process: Kaufman County Temporary Orders.
Th next most common issue our clients need help with is child custody. This often goes hand in hand with divorce, but if child custody is at issue, it’s a completely different ball game. If you have questions about how child custody works in Texas, the factors courts use to determine custody, and what impact custody has on child support, please read this post that addresses those questions: Kaufman County Child Custody.
Speaking of child support, do you know what the law says about it? Do you know how it is calculated? If not, here is a post discussing that issue: Kaufman County Child Support.
Another issue related to child custody is the visitation for the “non-custodial” parent. There are standard visitation schedules, but there are a lot of ways to structure visitation in a way that is best for your kids. Parents who live close together and who are flexible will have the easiest time making visitation work. Check out this post discussing the best way to devise a visitation schedule that works for your situation: Kaufman County Visitation. Also, read this post which talks about some of the more common visitation schedules and some of the factors courts look at when developing possession schedules for children under three years of age: Kaufman County Possession Schedules.
What happens if you go to court and get a final order in your suit for custody but the order needs to be changed in some way later on down the line? There are certain restrictions on modifying previous orders. Certain requirements must be met and sometimes a certain amount of time must have passed since the original order. If you have questions about child custody modification, here is a post explaining that process: Kaufman County Child Custody Modification.
What about adoption? If you have questions about adoption in Texas, here is a post explaining the requirements for an adoption: Kaufman County Adoption.
Grandparent rights are a complicated issue. There are a lot of requirements that must be met for a grandparent to obtain rights to a grandchild. Please read this post for an explanation of those requirements and what it takes for a grandparent to obtain rights to a grandchild: Kaufman County Grandparent Rights.
If you have any additional questions about these issues or any other issues not discussed, a family law attorney at Guest & Gray in Forney, Texas would be happy to sit down with you in a initial consultation to discuss any family law issue you may be facing in Kaufman County. Please call our office today at (972) 564-4644.