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Family law matters happen every day, including divorce, child support, child custody, domestic abuse, and more. They are sensitive cases that involve real people and real emotions. That’s why when life presents you with one of these situations, you need a trusted expert that is willing to fight for the rights of your family.

If you are living in or around the Lake Jackson, TX area, we can offer you the compassion, fight, and dedication you are looking for. Call the office of Terry & Roberts today at 979-849-4387 to schedule a consultation.

Family Law Practice Areas

There are many dynamics within a family, so there are many different aspects of family law that need to be covered. At Terry & Roberts, we handle them all, including:

Divorce. Getting divorced is rarely ever easy and the emotional toll of the legal process can be overwhelming. Having legal representation during the entire process – including separating assets – can help protect your rights.

Divorce Modification. After the divorce, modifying the divorce decree means heading back to court. Making changes to the original decree should never be done without legal representation.

Domestic Abuse and Protective Orders. Domestic abuse can be dangerous and working your way through the court system to gain protection can be a bit tricky. Due to the nature of the situation, having an experienced attorney on your side can ensure you gain the protection you need.

Child Custody. Raising kids as a divorced or unmarried couple can come with some complications – especially in coming up with a parenting schedule. If the parties cannot agree, the court will need to get involved – and you will want legal representation.

Child Support. Once it is determined where the child will reside most often, the other parent may be obligated to pay child support. It usually involves time in court – and a court ruling – to determine the amount.

Adoption. There are a lot of steps and a lot of paperwork that go into adopting a child that is not biologically yours. Having an experienced adoption attorney can make this process go much more smoothly.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much money should I expect to receive/pay for child support?

Every situation and set of circumstances are different. According to Texas law, there are guidelines, such as 20% of net income for one child, 25% of net income for two children, 30% of net income for three children, and so on. As of September 2021, lower guidelines have been put in place for those with lower incomes.

The court will review the entire situation, consider the guidelines, and will set the child support accordingly.

How long does a divorce take in Texas?

Divorces can vary greatly. With those that are uncontested, a divorce can be filed and granted by the judge in as little as 60 days. But for those that are contested, have a lot of assets to separate, and a lot of hostility between parties – divorces can take much, much longer.

Do I need an attorney to file a protective order?

No, you do not need an attorney in order to file for a protective order. However, the process is very intricate – and the matter is very serious. To ensure that you are getting the protection you need in a timely manner, it is best to seek legal representation immediately.

Terry & Roberts, Family Law Attorneys in Lake Jackson, TX

If you are living in or around the Lake Jackson, Texas area and you need an experienced family law attorney, contact Terry & Roberts at 979-849-4387 to schedule a consultation.

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Terry & Roberts serves clients throughout Brazoria County, TX including in Angleton, Pearland, Lake Jackson, Alvin, Freeport, Clute, and Manvel.

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