Getting married or divorced, with or without children? Want to change your name? Want to adopt? Do you want to do everything you can to protect what matters most to you? You should probably hire a lawyer…
If you’re getting married, you both want to protect your interests in the unfortunate case of divorce and know your rights. If you’re getting divorced, particularly if you have children, you want to be sure you know both your rights and theirs. Buying property or starting a business? Trying to adopt? Protect your investment and yourself, and… know your rights. Regardless of the situation, if you find yourself needing to make decisions and sign at least once, a lawyer couldn’t hurt—we know your rights.
There’s a wide range of things we can help you with, but you’ll find information on a few of the most common issues below. To speak with our office in detail about your specific situation, please call us at (512)-400-7070, email Ash@azfirm.law, or use the form at the bottom of this page.
Besides being hard on all parties involved, divorce is the legal ending of a marriage by a court or other competent body. It’s also the last thing anyone wants to think about, and hardly anyone is ever prepared for. Sometimes all paths toward hopeful reconciliation lead nowhere and you just have to go your separate ways. It can be beyond difficult to decide what to do even after the decision to end the marriage is made… let us help.
The person filing for divorce is the Petitioner, while the other spouse is known as the Respondent. To file a petition, a party needs to reside for 6 months and live 90 days in the county where they file.
Texas is a no-fault state, meaning you don’t need proof of wrongdoing in order to get a divorce. Texas does have a cooling-off period of 61 days, so you must wait at least that long after filing to be granted a divorce.
You certainly don’t need one, but nobody has ever told us they could’ve done better without one! Whether you’re the petitioner or the respondent, we can help you determine the best course of action from here.
In Texas, child custody is called “conservatorship,” and there are two different kinds: “joint” and “sole” managing conservatorships. They sound about like how they are, with joint meaning both parents share the rights and duties of a parent, and sole meaning only one does. The objective is always the best interest of the child(ren), and variables of many kinds exist within those two types of conservatorship.
When it comes to who makes the decisions, where children will live, when each parent has possession and how child support is paid, that is decided with a standard possession order. In the absence of an agreement between the two conservators, this order is the final word on who will possess the child(ren) when, and who can make a decision. While these orders can be amended down the road, it’s much better for everyone if a reasonable and effective order (specific to your children and your life) is granted from the beginning. We will fight for that.
Grandparents and unwed parents: You have rights! We’ll both inform you of and fight for them.
Maybe you had a great agreement that just isn’t working anymore, or you are finally able to focus on changing one you’ve regretted since the beginning—we can help with that, too. We know how to argue for your desired changes while helping to minimize your stress.
Whether you’ve been married 10 months or 35 years, figuring out who will live in the home, drive the cars, enjoy the ranch, or own the stocks in the absence of a written agreement can be frustrating (to say the least). Don’t get bullied out of your fair share of a life built together. It won’t be easy, and you shouldn’t try to negotiate alone. Even if you’re confident that you can reach a mutual agreement, you should seek guidance from an attorney who can advise you of what you’re entitled to, what you need to look out for, and what things you should get in writing.
Nobody wants to consider what will happen when they die, but everyone should. Even if you think your family knows your wishes, it is always best to spell things out clearly in writing so that when they are faced with the sadness of your death, they don’t need to worry about anything but healing. We can help you draw up your will and/or power of attorney, as well as any other end-of-life documents you may need.
In case you don’t know WHAT you need, we can help you with that, too.
Whatever the reason, sometimes you just need to change your name. Most of the time this is a fast and painless process—call for details and/or to schedule an appointment, or fill in the contact form below. Let’s get started today!
Whether you’re just getting started, don’t even know where to begin, or need to tie loose ends, we’re here for you. Call for details and/or to schedule an appointment, or fill in the form below.
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