Diaz Law Firm

FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS

Attorney Manuel Diaz and his team understand that many of our clients come to us during the most difficult time in their lives, and our goal is to provide them with legal expertise that solves their problems. Our lawyers provide the personal guidance our clients need to close this chapter of their lives and move on to the next, without delay and without spending money unnecessarily.

PRACTICE AREAS

DIVORCE

CHILD SUPPORT

DIVORCE

In Texas, you may file for divorce on grounds of either “fault” or “no fault.” This means that you can either prove that one of the state’s fault-based grounds for divorce is true, or you can get a divorce based on irreconcilable differences.

For most couples, ending a marriage is a complex process that requires them to equitably divide their property, financial assets, debts and parenting responsibilities. When you are going through a process that touches so many important areas of your life, it is critical that you have a knowledgeable counselor by your side.

Whether you are filing for divorce or your spouse has already filed for divorce, you need the expertise and personal attention of a divorce lawyer who not only understands the complexities of family law and the court process, but who also appreciates the significant impact this event will have on your life. Contact us at 855-900-3429 for a FREE consultation

CHILD SUPPORT

Child support in Texas is determined largely through the use of statutory guidelines, which base calculations on the net resources of the parent who will be paying child support also referred to as the obligor. If the obligor has children from only one relationship, the amount of support will be calculated based on a percentage of the obligor’s net income and the number of children they have:

  • One child: 20%
  • Two children: 25%
  • Three children: 30%
  • Four children: 35%
  • Five or more children: 40%

If the obligor has children from other relationships, calculating the amount of child support becomes more complex and will involve other considerations.

There are additional factors that the court may consider when determining child support payments, based on the guidelines in Family Code Chapter 154.123. Some of the other factors the judge may consider include:

  • The child’s age and needs
  • The ability of both parents to financially support the child
  • Any financial resources that are available to support the child
  • Each parent’s amount of time spent with and access to the child
  • The cost of child care expenses incurred by either parent in order to maintain employment
  • Whether either parent has physical custody of another child
  • The amount of alimony or spousal support being paid or received by either parent

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CHILD CUSTODY

ADOPTION

CHILD CUSTODY

The most important issue in any divorce or separation involving children is the care, custody, and control of those children and what type of contact the children will have with the parent with whom the children do not primarily reside. Children are society’s greatest future resource, and this is why the Texas Family Code uses the term “conservator” for the people who have custodial and/or possessory rights to a child.

Texas courts tend to favor arrangements that involve joint custody, often with one parent awarded primary physical custody and the other parent awarded visitation/parenting time and typically ordered to pay child support.

The Family Code of Texas is used by the court to determine child custody arrangements. Depending on certain factors, including (but not exclusive of) both parents’ finances, ages of children, health, etc., legal rights and responsibilities will be determined for both parents, including:

  • Where the child will live the majority of the time (primary residential/physical custody)
  • Making decisions regarding education, medical care, religion (legal custody)

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ADOPTION

An adoption is a court order in which the rights of the parents are transferred from the natural or birth parents to the adoptive parents. Once the adoption is finalized, the adoptive parents become legally responsible for the adopted child as if it were a biological child.

The adoption process in Texas consists of the following steps:

  • Pre-adoption home evaluation
  • Termination of paternity rights
  • Final adoption.

Our team of family law attorneys understand the importance of preparing you and guiding you through the adoption process to ensure that it is done without delays or inconvenience. Contact us at 855-900-3429 for a FREE consultation.

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