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At the Ramos Law Group, PLLC we take pride in our quality of service and our passion for family law. We differentiate ourselves from other divorce lawyers in Houston by always placing our clients’ needs before our own.
During the initial consultation, our family law attorney will put you at ease by answering all of your questions, creating an action plan and giving you the tools to place yourself in the best position possible. Call us today to schedule an initial consultation.
When you’re seeking a divorce lawyer in Houston, there are many unknowns that can be stressful and potentially financially draining. However, your questions and concerns can be quickly laid to rest by simply contacting and speaking to one of our exceptional Houston family law attorneys of the Ramos Law Group, PLLC. Our attorneys practice divorce and family law exclusively, are dedicated to achieving the best possible result in every family law case.
We are here to educate and assist you through these challenging times.
Why You Should Hire Us
There are countless family law attorneys in Houston and surrounding areas. What makes us stand out? Why shouldn’t you just hire the Houston divorce lawyer who handled your cousin’s divorce? Or the lawyer who handled a DUI 10 years ago?
By hiring Ramos Law Group, you are taking control of your divorce by hiring an experienced law firm with an unmatched commitment to our clients. Our divorce lawyers are proud of the skills they bring to our clients’ cases, and we are one of the few firms in the Houston, TX area to boast the following:
- Our founder is a Board-Certified attorney in Family Law. Very few Houston lawyers receive this honor. The certification shows that she stays on the cutting edge of changes in Texas law and can handle unique or difficult family law matters.
- We are 100% focused on family law. Consequently, we’ve seen most of the judges who handle family law issues and know how they approach cases. We can provide efficient representation because this is not our first time in family law court.
- We have an unwavering commitment to privacy. Many people dread divorce because they don’t want dirty laundry aired in court. We can protect our client’s privacy throughout the entire process. If you are a prominent business leader or public figure, you need a divorce attorney who is sensitive to reputational concerns.
- We don’t pad the bill. Divorce is financially stressful as is. You need an experienced Houston divorce attorney who can quickly and efficiently solve legal problems, not drag out a fight unnecessarily. If there’s a simple way to solve a problem, we’ll recommend it.
To find out if we’re the right fit, contact Ramos Law Group. Our law firm offers a consultation where we can talk about your family law matters. We can also describe in more detail our philosophy.
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Family law is contentious. There is no way around that. So much is at stake—your children, your home, the life you built over decades. Many people are riddled with fear of the future and worry how their lives will change. Of course emotions will run high.
The last thing you need is an attorney who raises the temperature on a divorce and creates problems where none exist. This is why experience matters.
Our lawyers have helped hundreds of clients over the years tackle all sorts of complex and emotional family law matters, including Houston divorce litigation, child custody, property division, contested or uncontested divorce, and all family related legal matters. We know that emotions often make it impossible for people to see a solution that’s right in front of their faces. Sometimes the best solution is the easiest one—but you need an advocate who understands that.
Our lawyers will make sure you fully understand your options going into a divorce. Sometimes there’s no choice but to fight—for the safety of your children and for your own reputation. If there has been abuse or violence, then you need to seek legal advice immediately to protect the children and yourself. But often our clients can solve problems with some listening and compromise. Mediation is also successful at helping clients reach compromise.
Let us be your sounding board. We do more than represent clients in court (although we do that also!) Our expert legal advice helps clients resolve disputes, whether informally or in mediation.
Fighting Bias Against Men
Men face certain challenges in divorce and child custody disputes. Although Texas law is allegedly neutral between mothers and fathers, many judges are not. Some of the problems men find themselves saddled with include:
- False allegations of abuse or molestation.Some people try to gain an edge by fabricating stories of abuse. These stories allow the wife or girlfriend to get a domestic violence protective order, force a man out of the home, and make him spend time defending his reputation.
- Compliance with protective orders. Most domestic violence protective orders are issued against men. The police can arrest you and take your guns. Fighting the order is an essential component of any lawyer’s services, as is advising you how to avoid committing a violation.
- Favoritism toward mothers. Texas law places mothers and fathers on equal footing—but some judges might not. They might still favor mothers when custody of young children is in dispute, and we can remind these judges of the law.
- Difficulties with spousal support. Men qualify for spousal support following divorce, just as women can. Bias might prevent a judge from ordering it when it is appropriate.
Let us help. Ramos Law Group, LLC has developed a solid reputation representing the legal rights of fathers and husbands in Texas courts.
Our Client Testimonials
The decision to end my 25-year marriage was not an easy one, but hiring the Ramos Law Group was. From the initial consultation to the execution of the Divorce Decree everyone at the firm displayed the utmost professionalism and I was treated as if I was their only client. My attorney Lindsey, always provided precise legal guidance, was usually one step ahead of the opposing counsel, and had a superb understanding of how things would play out in the court room. Additionally, whenever my case needed a little extra horsepower, Mary provided that "surge" to keep things on track.
"Ms. Ramos and her entire staff worked with professionalism and compassion to guide me through the most difficult time of my life and to an outcome that was best for my family and myself. Ramos Law is incredible and I highly, highly recommend their services."
"I was recommended to see Mary Ramos for my on coming custody case,it was the best thing I could've done honestly.The Ramos law group was quick with emailed responses and telephone calls,informative with ANY questions I had and they also took action with what they thought would work,which it did,I had money troubles and they were still willing to help they sent me with a younger lawyer Lindsey Lewis to help save some money and she was the best!She knew what she was doing and Mary was still on my case to make sure things went smoothly and to catch any details Lindsey and I might have missed.All in all I am a very satisfied client and if I ever needed a family lawyer again I would come back.My case was won as I received primary for my daughter which is exactly what I asked for.If you're willing to listen to what they have to say and follow their guidance they're definitely worth hiring.I thought I wanted sole custody for my daughter and they explained that wasn't in the best interest for her and honestly they were right,they speak to you on a professional level and also a real level of how things are actually going to work and what could happen if you take a certain action.They definitely care about their clients and make their own bond with you,you're not just money in their pockets you turn into family. "
"I received excellent advice and representation from Ms. Lindsey Lewis. She kept me updated at every step of the process, and I never felt as if my case was set aside. I would hire The Ramos Law Group in the future. "
"I started my divorce with a lawyer who was not very responsive. My divorce case was complicated and needed more laborious scrutiny. Since the case was not moving forward I had to switch lawyers. Made the switch to Ramos Law group. Since the very first day Mary and her team have been very efficient and meticulous. Since the case was complicated the team had to go through myriads of pages in discovery. I was pleased with the legal team that helped us handle the paperwork in a very timely manner. All my questions were answered very promptly. The relay of information was easy with their software system. We finally had a law firm that we could trust. My divorce was finalized and I only have Mary and her team to thank for going through a difficult divorce. I would highly recommend the Ramos law group for their help and support for getting my life back on track. "
Moving Forward, Not Backwards
To set yourself up effectively for life after divorce, we try to learn as much about your goals as possible. Some people hope to immediately jump into the labor market after decades away raising children. Others plan to move back with family to a different part of the country, whereas others are staying put in Houston and going about their lives. Finally, some people are unsure of what their goals are.
There are no do-overs in family law. Once a judge divides property and issues a divorce decree, that’s it. The odds of challenging it on appeal are very low. Because you have one shot to get the divorce you want, it’s best to plan carefully about what to request. We encourage clients to ask themselves, “What will put me in the best position to move forward after divorce?”
Our legal team has the experience to help you choose the divorce options that are right for you. For example, not everyone should request the family home as part of a settlement. Given market conditions, maintenance costs, and your own goals, you might choose other community assets to take, like a retirement account. Being saddled with an expensive asset which is difficult to maintain could actually put you behind. We help clients make intentional choices with an eye toward how they enhance their wellbeing going forward.
Frequently Asked Questions
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- Who gets custody of the kids?
- Who gets the house in the divorce?
- Will I have to spousal maintenance?
- Who will run our business during the divorce process?
- How are retirement accounts handled in a divorce?
Child Custody Lawyer in Houston
Who gets custody of the kids?
A Texas family law judge is going to look at the factors and circumstances to make a determination in the best interest of the children. Each parent will have some sort of custody and possession schedule (absent neglect, drug use, domestic violence, or other factors). What parents often litigate over is who gets primary conservatorship, which includes the right to determine the residence of the children and the right to receive child support.
A common misconception is that a child can determine which parent they want to live with during a child custody modification in Houston, Texas. While children over the age of 12 can provide feedback, in the end, the judge will make the final decision based on the recommendation from the Amicus Attorney and the best interest of the child.
Contact Your Team of Houston Child Custody Experts
Get in touch with a child custody attorney in Houston today to learn more about your legal rights as a parent, and the various options available to you. Contact Ramos Law Group.
Dividing Property in a Houston Divorce
What Happens to Our Property?
Assuming the house is community property (meaning it is subject to division in the divorce), it will depend on a variety of factors. If there are children living in the house and the parent who obtains primary conservatorship is able to continue to pay for the financial obligations (mortgage, escrow, taxes, etc) then many times a court will award the house to that spouse. But that is not always the case.
If both spouses would be able to continue to pay for the house and pay the other spouse their community property interest (through refinancing, a lump sum payment, or additional money elsewhere in the divorce settlement), then it can be a coin toss. If both parties desire the house and cannot make a decision, then a judge could order the house sold and the proceeds split evenly between the parties. If one party has a majority of the retirement funds in their name, then the other spouse may be awarded the house with all of its equity.
It truly depends on each couple’s specific circumstances, so speaking to an experienced Texas family law attorney needs to be your first step in the divorce process.
Work with Houston Divorce Lawyers Experienced in Complex & High Asset Property Division
The team at Ramos Law Group has years of experience working through many different types of divorce and property division proceedings. Contact our property division attorneys today at (713) 597-8915.
Alimony – Spousal Maintenance in Texas
Will I have to pay spousal maintenance?
Texas is not a spousal-maintenance friendly state, so it is not guaranteed that a spouse will have to pay for support after a divorce. The spouse requesting post-divorce spousal support must show that it has been a marriage of at least ten years, the paying spouse has the resources to pay, and that the spouse requesting support is unable to meet their reasonable and necessary expenses. The court will look at a variety of factors to determine if spousal support is appropriate and how much should be paid.
Call Today For Expert Advice In Family Law
To determine if spousal support will be a factor in your divorce, contact a licensed and experienced Texas family law attorney who can review your case and provide you with answers to any questions you may have. Contact us at our Houston office at 713-561-5198.
Help for Divorcing Business Owners in Houston
Who will run our business during the divorce?
Ideally a community property business will continue to run as it did prior to the divorce, with the spouses continuing to act in their respective roles in the company (especially if only one spouse actually handled any aspect of the business). If the divorce is so contentious that court intervention is required, the Texas family court judge will hear testimony and evidence and make a temporary ruling as to who is granted temporary control of the business and who is responsible for the accounts and financial aspects.
Get Help From a Board Certified Divorce Lawyer in Houston
A Houston divorce attorney with experience handling family run businesses and other business entities can review your facts and help you determine a strategy for protecting your business during the pendency of a divorce.
Dividing Retirement in a Houston Divorce
How are retirement accounts handled in a divorce?
A Texas court will divide all community property assets in a just and right division. To do this, a court will look at all of the assets and debts in calculating how to divide the assets. If each party has similarly sized retirement accounts, then the court may award each party their own retirement account. If a court deems that one party is entitled to funds from the other spouse’s retirement account to ensure a just and right division, then a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) will be signed by the Court. A QDRO is the legal document that directs the plan administrator of a retirement account to issue funds from the account to the spouse being awarded the money. The money can then be rolled over into an IRA or the receiving spouse can elect to receive cash, which may have tax implications.
Best Help from Your Team of Divorce Experts in Houston
An experienced Houston divorce lawyer can review the entirety of your marital estate and give you legal counsel as to the division or award of any retirement accounts.
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Divorce Tips & Common Questions
It is our goal to provide you with the information you need to make the best possible decisions for you and your family. The attorneys at the Ramos Law Group, PLLC are dedicated to continued legal education in order to remain the best family law attorneys in Houston, and we believe that our clients should have access to up to date and thorough information as well.
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