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Family Lawyers & Divorce Attorneys In Arlington, TX

Texas Divorce Lawyers Serving Clients in Arlington

Filing for divorce in Arlington, Texas or facing another type of family law matter is never easy. Legal issues that impact a family can be extremely contentious, and they can be more emotionally difficult than other kinds of legal cases. No matter what type of family law issue you are facing, an Arlington family lawyer at our firm can discuss your case with you today and help you to consider the options that may be available to you. We are one of the top law firms in Texas, and we regularly serve clients throughout the Arlington area. A divorce lawyer at Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP can say more.

Arlington, Texas Child Custody Cases

Did you know that Texas child custody law actually uses the terms “conservatorship” and “possession” instead of employing some of the terms that other states use to discuss custody, such as legal and physical custody or parenting time? You might be wondering: if I need help with child custody or child visitation, what do I need to know about conservatorship and possession?

Conservatorships are assigned based on the best interest of the child. As the statute underscores, “the best interest of the child shall always be the primary consideration of the court in determining the issue of conservatorship and possession of and access to the child.” It is Texas public policy that kids will have “frequent and continuing contact with both parents who have shown the ability to act in the best interest of the child.” However, those parents might be assigned different types of conservatorship. A managing conservator makes significant decisions about the child’s upbringing. Courts can appoint a sole managing conservator, or both parents can be joint managing conservators. A possessory conservator is a parent who spends time with the child and provides care on a day-to-day basis. Both parents can be possessory conservators regardless of whether they are both managing conservators.

In addition to custody, we can also help with child support and other matters pertaining to minor children.

Asset Division in Arlington, TX

What should you know about types of property division if you are getting divorced in Arlington, Texas? Property division, which is also known as asset division, will occur under the terms of Texas community property law. In general, if a couple gets divorced, “the court shall order a division of the estate of the parties in a manner that the court deems just and right, having due regard for the rights of each party and any children of the marriage.”

Assets and debts are classified either as community or separate property, and community property is divided. Texas law recognizes a presumption of community property unless one of the parties can prove otherwise.

An Arlington Family Lawyer Can Help

At Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, we have more than 25 years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of family law matters. We regularly represent clients in cases concerning divorce, child custody, child support, asset division, marital agreements, and other issues affecting families. If you need help with your divorce or another family law matter, it is important to get in touch with an Arlington family law attorney as soon as possible. Contact Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP today to learn more about the services we provide to Texans.