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Trying to determine which Houston Divorce Attorney to hire? Mary E. Ramos is an experienced Houston divorce lawyer committed to the practice of Texas family law, child support, child custody and divorce mediation.

5 Factors to Consider when Choosing a Divorce Attorney

A divorce is a pivotal time in a person’s life. It is a turning point that can be a positive step, but it can also get messy. During this trying time, it is essential that you have a good divorce … Continue reading

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How much should I expect to spend on a divorce?

Unfortunately there is no cut and dry answer to this question. It depends on three main factors:
1. What is your attorney’s hourly rate? – An attorney with an hourly rate of $175 per hour will clearly result with lower attorney’s fees than an attorney who charges $475 per hour. Keep in mind that an attorney’s hourly rate is often reflective of their experience and skill level so it may be in your best interest to choose an experienced attorney at the cost of having higher attorney’s fees.
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Five Qualities to Look for in a Houston Divorce Attorney

A divorce attorney is going to represent you in one of the most difficult and trying periods in an adult’s life, a divorce. You want a competent person to represent your interests to the best of their abilities. Below are a few qualities a good divorce attorney should have: Continue reading

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Why Does The Ramos Law Firm Charge A Consultation Fee?

The primary reason we charge for attorney consultations is customer service. Our goal is to provide the highest level of service possible while keeping attorney fees under control.

Years after opening our doors, we found that free consultations were negatively affecting the level of service we were able to provide to our clients. During this time we unable to timely respond to client inquiries and in some cases had to start setting trial dates further out to allow the firm to better prepare for each case. While a short delay is the better option than going to trial unprepared, we felt that to provide better service we needed to expedite all cases whenever possible. Continue reading

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What Is The Most Important Criteria When Hiring A Divorce Lawyer?

The most important criteria when hiring a Houston divorce lawyer is to hire an attorney that only practices in the area of family law. Keep in mind, you wouldn’t hire a general family doctor to do brain surgery so why hire a general practitioner to assist with your family law matter.

The practice of family law and divorce can be a fairly complicated and challenging process. The attorney must not only know the law but must also have a strong understanding of the family court system in the counties in which they practice. Continue reading

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May My Spouse Be Ordered To Pay Attorney’s Fees?

In most divorce proceedings, each spouse is responsible for his or her own attorney’s fees and litigation costs. The court does, however, have the power to require one party to cover all or a portion of the opposing party’s reasonable attorney’s fees. This will depend on the financial resources of both parties and the facts of the case. Either party may request for the other to pay attorney’s fees. It is at the judge’s discretion as to whether that is ordered or not. Continue reading

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