WHEN FAMILY AND FORTUNE MATTER, RAMOS LAW GROUP GLADIATORS WILL FIGHT FOR YOURS.
Ramos Law Group, PLLC is a privately held family law firm in The Woodlands dedicated to Divorce & Family law. With offices in The Woodlands, Houston and Sugar Land (all by appointment only), the firm handles every aspect of family law matters for clients in Montgomery, Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston and Brazoria counties and across Texas.
At the Ramos law Group, each client is considered family, and as such we give each case the love, care and attention that is required to safeguard family relationships. We also protect finances throughout each case as we aggressively advocate for your family’s future. Our passion is and has always been family law and helping each client achieve the peace and happiness they deserve.
Woodlands Divorce Lawyer, Mary E. Ramos is Board certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2014, a designation awarded only those attorneys demonstrating the highest public commitment to excellence in the field of family law. Mary E. Ramos and each of her gladiators love what they do and dedicate a significant amount of time to not only build their family law knowledge but to fine tune their litigation skills by spending at least 80 hours each year to training. Each year, our attorneys and paralegals attend the Advanced Family Law Course offered by the State Bar of Texas. Additionally, all attorneys attend litigation skill building offered by the National Family Law Trial Institute that only a hand full of attorneys in Texas attend. The articles linked on this page discuss specific aspects of divorce, child custody, child support community property, modification of divorce degrees and enforcement.
“Don’t destroy evidence.” Deleting potential evidence can get you in trouble with the court (e.g. fines, attorney fees, etc..) and make it much more difficult for your attorney to provide effective representation.
“Prepare for an exhausting process.” While a divorce can be finalized in 61 days in Texas, most contested matters can take more than a year to complete for issues with property division, spousal maintenance (“alimony”) and child custody.
“Do your homework & get to work.” Start collecting and organizing all your financial documents and completing any homework assigned by the attorney. DO NOT wait until the deadline to complete as the attorney will have to put all your documents in the proper format which can take significant amount of time to complete.
Hire an Attorney.” No matter who initiates the divorce it is important know your rights and have a salty dog to protect your rights and your future.
“Keep your attorney informed.” Make sure to keep your attorney in the loop and make sure they know everything about you, your spouse and your children. The worst thing you can do is to withhold critical details that may come up during trial. It is better for your attorney to be prepared to rehabilitate you during trial rather than leave negative information on the floor.
The divorce process can be overwhelming. While there are many stressors involved, taking control of finances is well known to be one of the most burdensome tasks. Thus, it is essential for you to take a few steps to ensure that you are setting yourself up for success once the divorce is final. The 5 Steps to Help Financially prepare for a divorce include:
- Making copies of financial records
- Obtaining a credit report
- Getting your own accounts
- Getting your debt under control
- Starting a budget
While these five steps do not cover every aspect of the financial preparation necessary to gain independence post-divorce, the steps are a great start to become in control of your own money and move to living with only one income.
Most people feel that the only option in their divorce case is to go to court; that is not the case whatsoever. Most often, cases are settled in mediation without having to go to court. There are a variety of reasons why mediation is most beneficial in divorce cases. The 5 main reasons to mediate vs. going to trial are as follows:
- Some courts require mediation
- You retain control over the outcome
- Less costly than litigation
- Privacy concerns
These reasons show how valuable mediation is in divorce cases and why people should keep an open mind when it comes to settling their divorce case without going to trial.
Let’s be honest: emotions are high during the divorce process. With this, you will possibly think and act in ways they never thought possible. To have as smooth of a divorce process as possible, it is essential that you actively work to keep a level head. The 5 main things to avoid during the divorce process include:
- Don’t involve the kids
- Don’t make unreasonable demands
- Don’t be adversarial
- Don’t refuse to communicate
- Don’t spend a lot of money or incur a lot of debts
While these all seem like obvious things to avoid, emotions will bring the worst out of you. By following these guidelines, your divorce process is likely to be much smoother than those who act in a way that leads to animosity between parties.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our family law gladiators.