Smith County, Texas Family Lawyers
Personal Injury, Car Accidents, and Trucking Accidents
Traffic Tickets and Speeding Tickets
Family Law, Custody, and Divorce
Mediation and Arbitration
We offer flexible fees and reasonable cost legal services.
Too often I hear people complain about attorneys who charge too much, won’t return calls, or are just impossible to get in touch with. I also hear complaints that clients only speak with assistants or paralegals instead of the attorney responsible for their case. That will not happen at my office.
Trust and communication are the two most important factors in the attorney-client relationship. I handle each and every matter personally, from opening to close. If you...
I founded TLC Law with the goal of providing affordable representation to people like me, who work hard for their money and their family but are caught up in a stressful, life-altering legal dispute and need a strong and even-handed voice.
I practice primarily family law and criminal defense, and I do so...
Smith County Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
East Texas Crisis Center
Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee Counties
Dealing with family law issues?
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. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders 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 family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples 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.
Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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