Family Law Attorney Serving McKinney & All Collin County
The area of family law can be incredibly stressful. Whether you are going through the complicated process of adoption or going through a difficult divorce, our attorneys at the Lucé Evans Law firm are here to listen. We are dedicated to our clients and getting them the best result possible. We understand that family law issues are incredibly personal. We will never criticize or judge. We serve as a support, knowledge base, and a catalyst to change. Our attorneys have proven experience as advocates for both the young and old. Each of our attorneys pursued law due to a deep calling to assist people through some of the most difficult times of their lives. Give our attorneys a call today to see how we can help you today.
The decision to adopt isn’t an easy one, nor is the adoption process. And so it is wise to consult an adoption attorney well before the finalization process. One of the most critical portions of adoption includes the home study.
Child support is a very important concern for parents. Should you find yourself in a position where child support or a modification is necessary, it is wise to have an experienced child support attorney defending your interests and those of your child or children.
Deciding upon the custody schedule can be a challenging and emotional process. However, as always, the primary focus should be the well-being of the child or children involved. Your child custody attorney from the Lucé Evans Law firm is prepared to guide you through the custody process while advocating your best interests.
At Lucé Evans Law firm, we understand that family law is an area of the law that is, for obvious reasons, intensely personal and that clients involved in family law disputes need both personal and professional support through times that are highly emotional, but require calm and reasoned decision-making.
Marriage Annulment and Marriage Separation
When you apply for an annulment, there are very specific factors that must be met. Essentially you are requesting that the court voids your marriage. Speak with your attorney about the conditions that must be present for a marriage annulment. Marriage separation is also an option for others who do not wish to pursue divorce at the present time.
Establishing paternity can be a trying time for families. There are so many questions and concerns for all parties, as well as far-reaching implications for everyone involved. A paternity suit must be handled with the greatest of care to protect the interests of you and your child.
Marriage is a big commitment and represents the coming together of two individuals to create one family. Before you get married, it is always a good idea to talk about important roles each spouse will play in the marriage. Will both spouses work? Will you have separate bank accounts? Joint bank accounts? Will you be willing to take on your spouse’s debt? Many people avoid the topic of premarital agreements, as it is not exactly viewed as romantic. However, premarital agreements should be viewed as an insurance policy. People don’t purchase insurance expecting that things will go wrong, but it is a safety net in case disaster occurs. The team at Luce Evans Law has helped countless couples create a functional and fair premarital agreement that dictates how assets and debt would be divided upon divorce. If your marriage doesn’t work out the way you planned, you have already established the framework to provide you and the other party with a smooth and stress-free transition.
During the course of marriage, one spouse may sacrifice time, energy, or money to support the other spouse. Sometimes a spouse will stay home to care for children, reducing their employment experience to benefit the family. After a divorce, a spouse who has previously been supported as a stay at home parent can find the transition difficult and jarring. Spousal support aims to keep the spouse at the same standard of living as they experienced in the marriage. The duration of spousal support varies depending on several factors that you should discuss with your attorney. The amount the other party pays depends on income and other factors that should be considered based on the particular facts of your case. We can assist you in requesting spousal support or discuss a spousal support request from the other party. Give our family law attorneys a call today.
Texas is a community property state. This means that all property that is acquired throughout the marriage is considered community property. Each spouse has a ½ community property interest in the property, and it should be split accordingly during a divorce. Any property that was acquired before marriage, after separation, or through gift or inheritance is considered separate property. This separate property is not split during a marriage. While this sounds simple, enough some complex situations would transform the separate property into community property amongst other considerations. To determine how your assets and debts may be divided in a divorce, contact our attorneys today.
What if we have already made our own agreement?
If you have already made an agreement between you and your spouse, you will need to have it formally filed at the court to be made into a court order. Your attorney can help you submit the proper paperwork to the court. Without a formal agreement on file with the court, if one spouse fails to follow the terms, you will not have any recourse. If you need help coming to an agreement, your attorney and the other party’s attorney can help to negotiate for you.
What if the other parent will not return the child after a visit?
If the other parent does not return the child after a visit, you need to call your attorney right away. They can issue an emergency order that can help get the authorities involved. Violations of court orders are not to be taken lightly. If a parent violates a court order, the court may hold them in contempt. It is important that you follow whatever court order is in place for you and the other party.