Family law is a broad area of law. It deals with the legal issues that can arise in your closest relationships: your relationships with your spouse and children. An experienced family lawyer can help you work through this often-difficult legal area, whether you are afraid of being harmed and need to establish a protective order or you are not sure how to talk to your children about your upcoming divorce.
Family Law Cases we Handle
Our team works with individuals involved in a variety of case types. These include:
- Divorce, including special cases like high net worth divorces;
- Property division;
- Interactions with Texas Child Protective Services (CPS);
- Asset protection;
- Creating and modifying child custody orders;
- Creating and modifying child support orders;
- Termination of parental rights;
- Spousal support orders;
- Domestic violence claims and protective orders;
- Parents’ rights, specifically fathers’ rights;
- Adoption; and
- Enforcing existing family court orders.
Family law issues can be complicated. When a case centers around a child, the court’s focal point is nearly always the child’s best interest. In a similar vein, the family’s individual circumstances must be considered to determine an appropriate ruling. Because of these factors, every family law case is unique; do not assume that your divorce settlement will be the same as your friend or sibling’s divorce settlement.
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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.
Working Toward a Fair Outcome
In many family law cases, a favorable outcome is not cut-and-dry like it is with other types of case. For example, in a criminal case, a favorable outcome for the defendant is the court finding him or her to be not guilty. When the case at hand is one determining how your assets are divided or how often you will get to see your children after your divorce, there is no clear sense of “winning.” Rather, the court uses the available data to determine the settlement that best fits all involved parties’ interests.
Your family lawyer’s job is to act as your advocate. The evidence you provide in family court attests to your relationships and demonstrates your net worth. With a family law case, a favorable outcome is typically one that protects your rights and meets all or most of your goals while remaining fair to the other parties involved, your former spouse and your children. Often, our team works to collaborate with the other parties involved in our clients’ cases to reach fair, mutually satisfying settlements. When this is not possible, we are prepared to head to the courtroom to litigate on our clients’ behalves.
Work with an Experienced League City Family Lawyer
Whether you are planning to end your marriage, establish a child support order, adopt a child, or modify an existing divorce settlement, it is in your best interest to work with an experienced family lawyer who will advocate for your rights and interests. Contact our team at Scott M. Brown & Associates today to set up your initial consultation in our office.