Recent reports show that about 50% of the marriages in the United States end in divorce. Furthermore, the rate for first marriages is 41%, second marriages go upto 60%, and when it comes to third marriages, it is a whopping 73%! Shocking isn’t it? Divorce is a bitter time for both parties because it is a tough decision to go separate ways. What complicates the situation is the presence of child/children in the house.
If you are contemplating a divorce or separation, then there are certain aspects of Dallas family law that you should have an idea about. Let us take a brief look at them:
1. If children are born out of wedlock, then a paternity problem might arise if the male denies being the father of the child. You may have to fight the case in court if the need arises.
2. There might be a custody battle between spouses regarding the complete or partial custody of their child. There may be debates about the visitation rights that are granted to the spouse who has lost the custody battle as well. It may be the other way round too, i.e. either parent denies child support (providing financial support for the child’s school, clothes, and so on).
3. Pre-nuptial agreements are another huge issue. Couples often sign pre-nuptial contracts regarding property and division of assets, which pose as serious problems during the time of divorce.
4. Criminal matters such as physical and emotional abuse also come under the category of Dallas family law.
During these times, it is essential to approach someone who is well-versed in the Dallas family laws for advice. An attorney who specializes in family laws is whom you should be hiring right away. However, “right away” does not mean that you go online and approach a random firm without checking if it is reputed and has a successful track record.
A successful track record does not mean that a firm has won all the cases that it has undertaken so far. In fact, you should steer clear of those firms that claim to have a 100% track record because it is simply to rope in customers. Dallas family attorneys should be hired only after a face-to-face consultation as it will help you to judge in a better way if that particular attorney will be to handle your case or not. A reputed firm will not charge you an arm and leg so rest assured that it will not burn a hole in your pocket.
The Friedman Law Firm provides effective legal representation in matters related to Dallas family law including divorce, child custody, spousal support, estate planing, paternity, guardianship and more.
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