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Below you can find out more about some of the issues we encounter regularly in helping our family law clients.  If you are facing one or more of these issues, please give us a call and find out how we can help.  

· Prenuptial Agreements

Before a couple signs the marriage certificate, you should consider entering into a prenuptial agreement. This is an agreement made by the parties that determines how to characterize your property in case of divorce.  For example, you can  agree that your wages, or the income from your separate property will  be treated as separate property in case of divorce.  Prenuptial agreements protect assets, provide certainty, and reduce time and expense in case of divorce. 

· Divorces

Some divorces are simple and can be accomplished in a relatively short time.  In many cases, just over 60 days.  Such cases typically involve short marriages, few assets and no children.  If you have a more complex community estate including the ownership of real property, savings and retirement plans, and one or more children, your divorce may take longer.  In all cases, it is usually best to reach an agreement with your spouse regarding the property settlement and parenting plan.  This allows you to protect what matters most to you and maintain a positive working relationship with your spouse as you move forward as divorced parents.  

· Child Custody and Support

Child custody and support are two of the most emotional issues in any divorce.  They are also two of the most complicated issues that you will have to address as you plan for the future.   There are a lot more options for parents to reach creative agreements regarding custody and support today than there used to be.  Agreements are strongly encouraged by family courts today, and almost anything you can imagine your lawyer can help to make happen.  

· Alimony

Historically, spousal support was not available to the parties in a Texas divorce.  In recent years limited spousal support in specific circumstances has been authorized by our legislature.  Whether you are eligible for spousal support will depend on such factors as the length of your marriage, your education and work experience, and whether you suffer from a serious health condition.  

· Post-Divorce

You may find that although the divorce is final, you have ongoing issues that require legal assistance.  If your personal or employment situation has changed you may feel that modifications to your custody or child support orders are necessary.  This is not unusual but it can be complicated and a lawyer can help you make the changes necessary for yourself and your family.  

· Domestic Violence

 Domestic violence is a tragic reality for a lot of families and can impact every aspect of your divorce from the division of community property to child custody arrangement and the availability of spousal support.  

Consult a Family Law Attorney

Irrespective of why you’re seeking a family attorney, it can be a difficult process to endure. No matter what the issue is, it can be mentally and physically taxing to deal with. Therefore, it is necessary to consult a lawyer that is experienced yet compassionate.

At Huston Law, we have experienced lawyers who understand all the tenets of family law. We will guide you through the entire process and will also assist you in drafting a contract. Get in touch with us for a no-obligation consultation today.

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