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Family Law Attorneys & Divorce Lawyers In Southlake, TX

Texas Family Lawyers Representing Clients in and Around Southlake

When you need a divorce lawyer or a family lawyer in Southlake, it can be difficult to know how to find the best attorney for your case. Whether you need help with a divorce, child custody, child support, a premarital agreement, or another type of family law matter, you should know that we have decades of experience representing Texans in a wide variety of family law cases. If you have questions or concerns, one of the experienced Southlake, TX family law attorneys at our firm can speak with you today to provide you with more information about your case.

Southlake, Texas Child Custody and Support

Facing a contentious child custody battle can be among the most difficult experiences that parents in Texas will go through. As you consider working with a Southlake custody lawyer who can advocate for your parental rights, you should know more about how child custody works under Texas law. Rather than referring to a parent having legal or physical custody of their minor children, the Texas Family Code instead allows courts to appoint managing conservators and possessory conservators. To put it another way, child custody is known as conservatorship, and visitation or physical custody is known as possession.

When parents in Southlake can come to an agreement about a parenting plan in which they develop provisions for conservatorship and possession that are in the best interest of the child, the court can also agree to that parenting plan, and it can become law. You should work with a Southlake parental lawyer as you develop a parenting plan. In situations where parents develop an agreed parenting plan, but the court does not find it to be in the child’s best interest, it can request that the parents submit a revised parenting plan. In addition to assisting parents with conservatorship and possession, a Southlake visitation lawyer can also assist with support questions and modifications.

Division of Community Property in Southlake, Texas

Our firm routinely represents Southlake clients in divorce cases with complicated asset division issues. Texas’s community property law means that almost any assets or debts acquired by either spouse after the date of the marriage will be considered community property and will be subject to division. Indeed, there is a presumption that “property possessed by either spouse during or on dissolution of marriage is presumed to be community property.” A spouse who wants to prove that property is actually separate property—and thus is not eligible for division—will need to do so by clear and convincing evidence, which is a heightened evidentiary standard. If you have additional questions about types of property division or property division in general, we can help.

Contact a Southlake Family Lawyer

When you are planning to file for divorce, or when you are anticipating a complicated child custody case in Texas, you should make certain that you have an experienced and aggressive Southlake family law attorney on your side. A lawyer at our firm can advocate for your rights under Texas law and can help you to seek a desirable outcome in your case. With more than 25 years of experience serving Texans in family law matters, we know what it takes to provide strong representations to clients in Southlake. Contact Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP for more information.