Universal City, Texas Family Lawyers
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Texas Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
Texas Family Law Attorney with 46 years experience
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In our family law practice, we primarily represent parents in suits affecting the parent child relationship, grandparents and foster parents. Further, we represent clients with significant property issues in their marriage and in the unfortunate event of a death in the family.
I handle all areas of family law, including property division, child custody issues, child or spousal support, and enforcement of court orders. If you have a tough divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, enforcement, or modification issue, you need to find competent representation that you can trust. I can help you understand the divorce process, giving your case the personal attention that it needs to get you the result you deserve. I also strive to make sure...
She promotes a gentler focus on marital termination, convinced that a family’s energies should be spent on the healthy development of children, rather than concentrating on marital angst. Ms. Vance works closely with mental health providers, so that clients can heal, rather than continue to wound those they do, and have, loved. As a result, the firm promotes collaborative law for marital disputes, whenever appropriate. When necessary, however, to protect families, Ms Vance's trial skills successfully promote the best interests of her...
The Collaborative Process is a new way to settle your divorce case without going to court. It is totally private, you may schedule your meeting to fit your schedule, you and your spouse have total control of the matter, and the process allows the parents to salvage their parenting relationship and put the best interest of their children first.
-Over 17 Years Experience as a Trial Lawyer in San Antonio, Texas
-Graduated in Top 10% of class at St. Mary’s School of Law
-Staff Writer and Editor of St. Mary’s Law Journal
-Author of Numerous Articles in publications such as St. Mary’s Law Review and San Antonio Lawyer Magazine
-Formerly worked at Texas Fourth Court of Appeals
-100's of hours of Continuing Legal Education in relevant Practice Areas
-10.0 Perfect Rating from AVVO.com Lawyer Rating Website
Shortly thereafter, Fernando moved back to his hometown of El Paso, Texas, where he worked for the Domestic Relations Office of El Paso County where he acted as friend of the court and worked on child support enforcement cases. In March 2012,...
St. Mary’s School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, J.D. – 2012
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, B.A. – 2007
2017 San Antonio Best Family Law Attorney by Scene Magazine (Under 5 years)
2017 Nominated by YMCA of Greater San Antonio for the United Way Volunteer of the Year Awards in the award category Children/Families
Recipient of the 2014-2015 San Antonio Young Lawyer’s Association “Outstanding Young Lawyer Award”
While attending the University of Houston Law Center, J. Michael Clay worked as a student attorney for the University of Houston Legal Aid Clinic, where he handled family law cases exclusively. Additionally, he served as an intern law clerk to the late Judge John Montgomery in the 309th District Court of Harris County, Texas (a court dedicated exclusively to...
Client Centered Service - attorney meetings by phone; weekend and evening appointments by arrangement.
Practice devoted exclusively to Family Law since 2007. Prior experience includes Business/Commercial Litigation in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Texas; top international firm representing clients in Corporate/Transactional Matters - Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, S.E.C. Compliance.
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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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