Socorro, Texas Family Lawyers
Prior to entering private practice, Joe worked as a Staff Attorney at Texas Riogrande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA), representing low income residents of El Paso, and the most vulnerable members of our community in various civil matters, fulfilling his desire to use his law degree to help achieve justice for residents along the Texas/Mexican border.
After his time at TRLA, Joe spent over three years as an Assistant District Attorney (Felony Trial Division) for the 34th Judicial District of Texas (El...
As a native El Pasoan, Marco Aranda is dedicated to providing strong legal representation to the local community. Marco Aranda is an alumni of the University of Texas at El Paso, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Committed to advancing his education, he attended Texas Tech in Lubbock. He completed his Master’s degree in Business Administration in addition to his Juris Doctorate.
Because of his strong passion for the local community, Marco Aranda decided to return to his hometown of El Paso, Texas. His goal is to serve the southwest community...
Socorro Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
El Paso County Dispute Resolution Center
El Paso , TX
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid
El Paso, TX
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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