Texas Family Law Attorney Works for You and Your Family
Accomplished lawyer helps Conroe-area residents deal with domestic concerns
Family law cases can be stressful and emotional, and when faced with a difficult decision, you need an attorney you can trust. At Bloodworth Law Firm, P.L.L.C., in Conroe, Texas, I truly care about each of my clients as well as the welfare of their families. If you are going through a divorce, child custody dispute, or discussion of visitation rights, my extensive family law experience offers you an advantage as you navigate the legal process.
Established counselor assists you when a marriage ends
As someone who has experienced divorce firsthand, I understand just how difficult the process can be. Texas allows spouses to use either fault or no-fault grounds when ending their marriage, and at least one spouse must have lived in the state for six months prior to filing. Whether your breakup is amicable or contentious, I will help you through every stage of the proceedings and handle concerns that include these:
- Division of property — Texas is a community property state, which means that the court has the authority to divide the marital property by what it believes is “just and right.” The law requires the division to be equitable, but there are several factors that courts consider when determining what that is, so it’s important to have skilled legal counsel representing your rights.
- Division of debt — The division of debt in a divorce is typically decided by the parties involved, but if they can’t agree, it will be decided by the court. While you will be responsible for any debt you incurred yourself, you may also be liable if you allowed your spouse to act as your agent when incurring the debt.
- Alimony — You can be granted alimony if you do not have the financial means to support yourself after a divorce. The court bases spousal support awards on several factors, including the length of the marriage, each spouse’s education and employment skills, and the property each spouse brought to the marriage. Under Texas law, all alimony orders are limited in duration but may extend for up to ten years depending on the circumstances.
After taking the time to learn about your situation in an initial consultation, I will come up with an approach to your case that works best for your situation.
Dedicated advocate advises clients during custody and visitation disputes
In Texas, as in all other states, courts make custody decisions based on the best interests of the child. There are two types of custody — known as conservatorship — in the Lone Star state:
- Joint managing conservatorship — In a joint managing conservatorship, both parties share the rights and duties of a parent, but the exclusive right to make decisions on the child’s behalf still may be awarded to only one parent. The court will specify the specific duties of each parent if they decide to make both parties conservators.
- Sole managing conservatorship — The court grants only one parent the legal right to make important decisions on the child’s behalf in a sole managing conservatorship. There are many decisions the sole managing conservator can make, including where the child will live, what medical treatment he or she will receive, and where the child will be educated.
Visitation orders, known as possession orders in Texas, stipulate when each parent has the right to spend time with their child unless the court determines that either parent presents a danger to the child. If parents can’t agree on a visitation schedule, the court will create one. After personally enduring a custody dispute, I understand what’s at stake. I haven’t forgotten what it felt like, and that experience fuels my passion for fighting for my clients and their children.
Contact a diligent family lawyer in Texas for a consultation
If you are going through a divorce and are concerned about your rights or those of your children, Bloodworth Law Firm, P.L.L.C. in Conroe can assist you. Please call 936-755-3126 or contact me online to schedule an initial consultation today.