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. Each county has it’s own set of rules and within those counties each court has it’s own subset of varying rules and processes. A family law attorney must be able to determine if it’s in their client best interest to settle out of court or take the issue to the judge or jury based on their experience with the court’s previous rulings. Keep in mind, some courts have a track record for ruling in a certain direction based on specific issues. For this reason, it is very beneficial to hire a family law attorney with intimate knowledge and experience with the county in question.

Consequently, we limit our practice to family law and only in Angleton, Conroe, Clear Lake, Galveston, League City, Pearland, Sugar Land and The Woodlands.

CAUTION: Don’t be lured in by the neighborhood general practitioner. Yes they tend to be very friendly but in the end they cost their clients large sums money in attorney fees and a stake in the community estate.

Disclaimer: The material obtained from this site is not intended to be legal advice. Please consult an attorney for advice regarding your own legal situation.

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.

Should the court render judgment for attorney’s fees, the party will be ordered to pay directly to the attorney. A judgment for attorney’s fees may be enforced in the attorney’s own name by any means available for the enforcement of judgment for debt.

Disclaimer: The material obtained from this site is not intended to be legal advice. Please consult an attorney for advice regarding your own legal situation.
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