Experienced Illinois & Texas Family Law Attorneys in Houston, TX
Our trusted Houston family lawyers can provide personalized legal representation during the most challenging times of your life. We are invested in your case and will advise you every step of the way.
Divorce in Texas & Illinois
Divorce affects your family in overwhelming ways, from emotional distress to financial hardships. As your trusted family attorney in Houston, Texas & Illinois, our job is to explain your rights, answer your questions, and help you navigate the divorce process with as much ease and expediency as possible.
We help you with the complexities of family businesses interests, property, child custody arrangements, and other components that may affect your case. Often, creative problem solving, strategy, and negotiation are required. Our Houston family lawyers provide expert counsel throughout this challenging process.
Our goal is to provide cost-efficient services and leverage our experience on your behalf to save you as much money, time and heartache as possible. Whether you need an attorney to fight for your rights or diffuse a situation, you can count on us for results.
Child Custody in Texas & Illinois
Nothing is more important than the well-being of your children. Our Houston family law attorneys in Illinois will work with you to focus on the best interests of your child. We keep in mind the emotionally-charged nature of child custody, starting with the statute and applying it to your situation.
When it comes to custody disputes, the court considers personal attributes such as maturity and responsibility in determining child custody. Our Houston family attorneys in Texas & Illinois can devise individualized strategies based on your unique family circumstances and the future of your child.
Custody for Unmarried Parents
Child Support in Texas & Illinois
Child custody and child support are separate issues. The court determines child support based almost entirely on the Texas child support guidelines which are fairly straightforward.
At Chargois Harper Attorneys and Counselors At Law, our Houston child support attorneys serving in Texas & Illinois can assist you in avoiding costly mistakes in calculating your financial obligations, expenses & estimations, presenting this information to the court, as well as filing for modifications of prior orders.
Guardianship in Texas & Illinois
The topic of guardianship is complex. According to the Texas Guardianship Association, guardianship is defined as “a legal process designed to protect vulnerable persons from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.” Guardianship attorneys help “vulnerable” or incapacitated persons under a particular body of law with specific definitions.
Ward: an “incapacitated person” such as elderly or disabled adults who are not capable of making decisions for themselves and have, as a result, been placed under guardianship, or a minor children who need someone to make financial decisions and personal welfare decisions for them.
Guardian (or Guardian of the Person): the person(s) appointed to make decisions for the Ward related to the personal welfare, well-being, and/or finances.
Probate Court: the Court with jurisdiction over guardianship cases. Although some counties in Texas do not have official probate courts, all guardianships are handled in the courts in which probate matters are heard.
Guardian of the Estate: someone appointed to make the financial decisions related to a Ward’s assets, also known as a conservetorship. This person is charged with preserving, protecting, and maintaining the assets. It may include bond issues, accounting issues, and Probate Court approval of guardianship expenses.
Ad Litem Attorney: every time a guardianship is filed, it is the responsibility of the Probate Court to appoint an Attorney ad Litem to represent the legal interests of the Ward.
Modifications of Orders in Texas & Illinois
When life changes, it may be time to modify your family law orders. Our experienced Houston family lawyers can assist you in filing for modifications of orders for the following:
Modifying your custody and visitation orders;
Updating your parenting plan arrangement;
Adjusting the amount of child support and/or alimony;
Ending alimony or spousal support.
Child Abuse & Neglect in Texas & Illinois
Family laws protect children from being abused and neglected in their own home. If you’re dealing with a child abuse & neglect case in Texas & Illinois, our Houston TX family lawyer can provide legal assistance and representation to help you ensure the safety of your child.
Physical child abuse;
Mental and emotional child abuse;
Child maltreatment and neglect; and
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