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.
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“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.
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. "