Family Law

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Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, ... 

... paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues, Eash state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state orders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A Texas family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples in Houston on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.