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FAMILY LAW

FAMILY LAW

From adoption to child custody and more, family law can re-shape family dynamics.

Family Law Matters

The family law team at the Barrows Firm works diligently on your behalf. We guide our clients through the difficult divorce process and many other family law matters. We are aware of the emotional impact that family and divorce issues have on each and every client we represent, and we approach each dispute with the sensitivity or aggressiveness that it requires.

Adoptions

Adoptions are a special time, both for a family looking to adopt and for children who are waiting to be adopted.  Adoptive families and children both need to be represented in a legal capacity and need professional assistance navigating through the adoption process.  Our team provides prospective parents and children the necessary representation.

Child Custody

Child custody disputes can become very difficult and escalate very quickly, especially when both parents seek sole custody.  Determining what is best for the child and what is best for the parents, and then trying to mold competing interest together, is not always easy.  It is the public policy of Texas to ensure that children have frequent and continuing contact with parents who have shown the ability to act in the best interest of the child; to provide a safe, stable, and non-violent environment for the child; and to encourage parents to share in the rights and responsibilities of raising their children after the parents have separated or dissolved their marriage. Current Texas law presumes that joint custody is in the child’s best interest unless there is a history of family violence or other extenuating circumstances involving the parents. When searching for a child custody lawyer, our team is here for you – whether you are seeking to become the custodial parent, need assistance defending your visitation rights or need guidance in developing a custody agreement and more.

Child Support

Child support is a percentage of the non-custodial parent’s net income. The percentage varies depending on the number of children for whom the child support is ordered and the number of other children that parent is supporting, such as children from a previous marriage. 

Our team is very experienced in correctly calculating child support and in discovering income sources.

Divorce

A divorce can be one of the most difficult events to happen to a person during their life. From fighting over who gets the house in a divorce to navigating divorce with kids and establishing legal custody, our team can help you navigate this challenging life event with the support and experience you seek.

Enforcement

Enforcement issues occur when custody, divorce, divorce property division and other matters are not handled properly.  If you are engaged in an enforcement matter, our team can provide you with the support and strategy you need to resolve the situation as fast as possible.

Modification

Sometimes changes to divorce documents or child support need to be made for good reasons – loss of a job or income source, or maybe a change in the ability to work.  Court-ordered support matters must be modified properly to ensure that changes are recorded and additional fees are not incurred.

For more information about getting a divorce in Texas, contact Attorney Leslie Barrows through our contact form or by calling 817-481-1583.

Helpful Links:

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