Family law is quite different from other legal areas. Unlike criminal law, where an individual charged with a crime may be found guilty and sentenced to incarceration and other criminal penalties, or personal injury law, where an injured victim seeks monetary compensation for the damages he or she suffered because of another party’s negligence, family law creates, modifies, and enforces the legal relationships between family members.
You have rights, and you have interests. When you are involved in a family law proceeding, both are important. Your lawyer will ensure that your rights are protected and your interests are promoted.
Our team handles the following types of family law cases:
- Child support;
- Child custody and visitation;
- Establishing paternity;
- Property division;
- Spousal support;
- Modification and termination of existing family law orders;
- Interactions with Texas Child Protective Services; and
- Domestic violence and protective orders.
It is not uncommon for an individual to be facing two or more of these issues at once. When we work with a client, we provide legal advice and support based on all the issues the client is facing because usually, they intersect.
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Our Houston family law and divorce attorneys have been providing compassionate and personalized legal services in Texas. Scott M. Brown is a certified family law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Any time you work with a lawyer, your lawyer is your advocate. When you are facing a family law issue, your case is less about “winning” than it is about reaching a resolution that benefits every party involved. This is especially true in cases involving children, such as cases where a child custody order is modified or enforced. Child-related legal orders are created to serve the child’s best interest, and as a parent involved in the development, modification, or termination of this type of order, you and your lawyer must keep this priority in mind as you pursue your case.
Family law decisions have long-term implications. Your lawyer will work with you to consider all of the possible long-term repercussions of a specific order and determine how best to represent your long-term interests and goals. One area where long-term needs are considered is the development of spousal support orders.
Family law can be more emotionally trying than other types of legal proceeding. These are your relationships with your spouse and children, your family. When you are facing a divorce or another family law issue, it is important that you choose a lawyer with whom you feel comfortable discussing difficult, emotional topics like your future relationship with your child. Choose a lawyer who is compassionate as well as able to provide a strong track record of successful settlements for his or her clients.
To start working with one of the experienced family lawyers at Scott M. Brown & Associates, contact our office to set up your initial legal consultation. We can answer any questions you have and provide you with the representation and guidance you need to move forward with your family law case.