New Braunfels Family Law and Divorce Attorney
Family Law Lawyer Helping Clients in Comal County and Guadalupe County
A generation or two ago, divorce and other family law issues were quietly swept under the rug and there were few, if any, legal tools available to assist those dealing with issues like custody and support disagreements. Today, these problems are out in the open and, for the most part, Texas courts are ready to help resolve a number of different family law dilemmas. When these matters go to court, it is very important to have an attorney who will stand up for your legal and financial rights.
At The Bettersworth Law Firm, our aggressive legal team is ready to speak up for you, in both the courtroom and negotiating room. But our assertiveness is always grounded with compassion. This balance is especially important when the dispute involves minor children, because while it is important not to back down in key areas, it is also essential to work towards compromise, to show the judge or jury that you would be a good co-parent. Not many legal professionals can walk this tightrope, but we do it every day.
Representing Families in New Braunfels, San Antonio, Seguin, San Marcos, Boerne, and South Central Texas
Just like the sleekest and fastest airplane is useless without a trained pilot, family courts mean little without an experienced attorney. At The Bettersworth Law Firm, we routinely handle a diverse array of cases, including:
- Uncontested Divorce: A spouse may request a no-fault divorce if the person has lived in the state for at least six months and in the county for at least 90 days. There is a minimum 60 day waiting period after the filing; if the respondent does not answer the petition, these divorces are usually concluded rather quickly.
- Contested Divorce: Most all divorces are contested, at least to some extent. Although the respondent typically does not oppose the divorce, there may be major disagreement as to property division, spousal support, and other issues.
- Contested Divorce with Children: The Family Code sets out standard provisions for child visitation and child support. Nevertheless, both these issues, in addition to child custody, are often intensely disputed.
- Modification: Divorce and family law orders can be legally updated once a year, or even sooner if there is an emergency. Typical reasons for modification include a change in income or a change in residence.
- Custody Disputes: All good parents agree that the best interests of the children are paramount, but they often disagree as to how this vision is best carried out.
- Enforcement: If a caregiver refuses to obey court orders regarding visitation, support, or any other matter, there are a number of legal tools, including contempt, to deal with the situation.
- Domestic Violence: The law provides broad protection for alleged victims and stiff penalties for alleged violators.
- Paternity: In most cases, only a legal father has a duty to support children or the right to demand visitation and custody.
We also provide assistance in other areas, like a name change, adoption, grandparent access, termination of parental rights, and annulment. To take full advantage of the legal resources available to you and your family, contact The Bettersworth Law Firm today at 830-606-0404.