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Family Law

Supporting Your Family's Legal Issues

When family issues are involved, emotions run high. Most of all, divorce and custody issues are particularly unsettling. A Sibley Cox divorce attorney acts  as your advocate when your personal relationships meet the legal system.  First, we help you  understand the required actions for your case. Therefore, you know what needs to be done so that you can get on with your life.

If you are  anticipating divorce, need to arrange custody of children or plan new relationships, we can assist with:

  • Filing for Divorce
  • Child Custody and Support
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Adoption
  • Paternity

Growing Your Family

What’s “yours is mine” in Texas as a community property state. If you are planning a marriage, a carefully constructed prenuptial agreement protects your individual assets.  As a result,  it provides peace of mind if your happily ever after doesn’t work out.

Additionally, if you’re adding to your family via adoption or other situations, it’s important that you have agreements in advance. Especially relevant are agreements with birth parents, adoption agency or governmental entities that carefully set the terms for your child and you.

When You Need a Divorce Attorney

Additionally, Sibley Cox is experienced in planning assertive legal strategy for divorce. We try to safeguard you against frivolous actions by your spouse, rather than increasing costs. First of all, whatever your issues, we can help you move forward with your life.

Common Family, Custody and Divorce Questions

Family issues are always complex, and Sibley Cox attorneys are here to help you work towards a resolution. Here are some common questions we encounter:

Do you need to resolve child custody issues? We intervene for you in child custody matters.  These include amending custody arrangements, lack of child support payments, or motion for enforcement if one partner is not following arrangements approved by the court. As a result, you know where you stand on issues related to your children.

The mother/father and I agree on everything regarding the child. So, why do we need an attorney? You might agree now, and yet handshake agreements outside of Court might not be enforceable.  Therefore,  if one party doesn’t perform, you have no way to correct the situation.  Most noteworthy, court orders can be enforced by the State of Texas.

Have you been accused or want to sue a partner for paternity? Do not wait for your spouse to sue you! The Attorney General can bring suit against you. Consequently,  and it is in your benefit to get ahead of the State. Finally, any male has a right to a DNA test in Texas.

My job changed and I can’t pay my child support. Consequently,  what can I do? You have a right to reduce your child support payments if your life circumstances have changed. Most of all, you need to act. Waiting to address the problem can subject you to penalties from the Court.  It can even end with you in jail!

The other parent just started making more money but will not pay more child support. Can I make him pay more? You have a right to review the other parent's child support obligations if their personal circumstances have changed for the better. An experienced family law attorney can maximize your child support to ensure the other parent is paying their fair share.

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Sibley Cox looks forward to speaking with you about your legal needs. Please call to schedule an appointment for your initial consultation for $99.