Aspects of Family Law practiced by a Dallas Law Firm
Matters of the dissolution of marriage and all aspects of conservatorship and child support are aspects of Family law that requires a lot of expertise.
There are, however, many other parts of family law where expertise is require. Areas such the grandparent's rights in divorce, the relocation of the children, Alimony, Premarital agreements and the validity of post marital agreements are some of these.
Pre- and Post marital Agreements.
In a Prenuptial agreement the parties intending to get married lay out the rights and duties of each spouse in the contract of marriage. To be enforceable they have to be signed prior to the actual nuptials taking place. There is no set format for a prenuptial agreement and the terms may vary dramatically depending on the circumstances of the parties at the time. Because of the long term possible effects of hastily signing such an agreement both parties are strongly advised to get legal representation to clearly spell out the significance of the terms. Experts in representing their clients in the drawing up of prenuptial agreements should be appointed to ensure that any pre-nuptial agreement is just and fair.
Post nuptial agreements tend to be more difficult to enforce in the courts. Nevertheless, if the marriage is in trouble or going through attempts to reconcile a post marital agreement may be entered into to outline what will happen in the event of a divorce. Experts at handling such matters should be appointed..
Spousal Maintenance (Alimony).
This is uncommon in Texas and only possible in a very limited set of circumstance where a marriage of over 10 years duration ends in divorce and the other party was guilty of a judgment of domestic violence within 2 years of the divorce. In these circumstances Spousal maintenance is possible and nn experienced attorney with lots of experience in Family Law matters should be found to advise their clients and represent them in hearings.
The dissolution of a homosexual relationship.
Single sex marriages are not recognized by the State of Texas. Nevertheless it has now become possible for partners to contract with each other. In the drawing up of the contract of cohabitation and the winding up thereof it is advisable to have family law attorneys with experience and expertise in these matters.
If the conservator needs to relocate away from a place where the non custodial parent can no longer easily exercise their visitation and parental rights a whole lot of issues come into consideration. Legal representation is vital in either case and an experienced and competent family law firm should be appointed. In any event it is the requirement of the moving parent to return to court to apply for a relocation amendment. The judge may or may not grant such a request or may do so adding costs to be borne by the relocating parent because of the additional expense of maintaining a parental relationship with the child.
Dallas Family Law Attorneys with skill and expertise in these fields may be appointed to ensure that the rights of each individual are cared for.