If you currently have a family or want to start one in the future, there is a good chance that you will encounter the expansive legal field of family law in Texas. Some of the happiest moments of your life fall under this practice area, such as getting married or adopting a child. Divorce and related matters may not be joyful occasions, but the relevant laws give you the opportunity to take control over your future. Many of the underlying legal issues involve minor children, putting the focus on your rights as a parent.
Knowing that family law covers some of the most intimate, personal relationships you can have, you can see why it is essential to have skilled legal counsel on your side. Our lawyers at The Ramos Law Group, PLLC are prepared to advise you on your rights and options, so please call us to schedule a consultation with a Pearland family law attorney. We can assist in any type of Texas family law matter, including:
Divorce Cases: The legal process ends the marital relationship while also sorting out issues that stemmed from the marriage to allow the parties to move on to their next chapter. Depending on your circumstances, you may need to deal with:
1. Asset Division: Community property rules apply to Texas divorce cases, so the law requires a just and right division of any real estate or personal property you acquired after getting married.
2. Spousal Maintenance: While not relevant to all divorce matters, financial support for a lower-earning spouse may be awarded when appropriate. There are numerous factors that weigh into determining the amount, duration, and related details.
3. Child Custody, Visitation, and Support: Couples with minor children still have rights and responsibilities after divorce, described in more detail below.
The Ramos Law Group, PLLC have the knowledge and skills to protect your interests in these three areas, as they may arise in:
- Uncontested dissolution of marriage, in which the parties can agree on property division, alimony, and care for minor children;
- A contested divorce, where the court must hold a hearing to enter a decision on divorce-related issues;
- High net worth divorce and cases where the value of the marital estate and complicated ownership issues present unique challenges; and,
- Divorces involving physicians and other professionals that possess ownership interests in specialized businesses.
In addition, our attorneys also focus on preventing costly, hostile divorce proceedings through advance planning. We can assist in developing a solid premarital agreement or reviewing one that has been presented to you.
Care for Minor Children: Besides being an important issue in divorce proceedings, issues related to children are also central to a paternity case or custody modification. One parent may be seeking financial support, while the other may want to exercise the father’s rights. Regardless of the context, Texas law requires application of the child’s best interest standard in such matters as:
Conservatorship: Absent substance abuse, violence, or other extreme circumstances, Texas law favors both parents sharing in custody through a co-parenting arrangement. Each will be a joint managing conservator, which provides the ability to make important decisions regarding education, health care, religion, and areas of raising a child.
Possession: The non-primary parent has rights as a “possessory” conservator, also known as set periods of possession of access to the children. The Texas standard possession order splits parenting time on a relatively equal basis, including a regular schedule, holidays, special events, school breaks, and other occasions.
Child Support: Instead of the child’s best interest standard, Texas uses a statutory formula to determine how much the non-residential parent pays for child support. Factors include the number of children requiring support and the net monthly income of the obligor parent, or the conservator responsible for the support of the children.
Legal Support for Other Family Law Issues: Our lawyers at The Ramos Law Group, PLLC also handle many other matters that fall under the umbrella of family law. We can advise you on:
- Enforcement of post-divorce maintenance and child support orders;
- Modifying custody and visitation orders where there has been a substantial change in circumstances, such as one parent moving within Texas or out-of-state;
- Adoption, including same family cases and those arranged through agencies;
- Termination of parental rights;
- Paternity cases, representing both mothers and fathers;
- Amicus and Attorney General cases; and,
- Civil orders of protection for domestic violence.
Consult With A Pearland Family Law Attorney About Your Options
This overview demonstrates that the practice of Texas family law is vast, emotional, and complicated, so retaining an experienced lawyer is crucial. For more information on our legal services, please contact The Ramos Law Group, PLLC to set up a consultation at our Pearland, TX office. Once we review your unique circumstances, we can explain how the laws work and discuss strategies for achieving your goals.
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.
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"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. "