Family law issues generally create stress. Divorce is a particularly emotional event that disrupts lives at the same time that important decisions have to be made. At times, paternity has to be legally established, court orders modified or agreements drafted or enforced. Texas has its own set of laws applicable to family court. Whatever your issue is, you need the assistance of an experienced attorney who can guide you through the legal maze while minimizing your stress.
Call Attorney Jack P. Mixa
Attorney Jack P. Mixa has been practicing law for more than 30 years. He has the experience you need for any family law issue. He is admitted to practice in all Texas state courts and serves the Greater Houston area, including Conroe and Montgomery counties.
Texas family law courts encourages divorcing couples, as much as possible, to form their own marital agreement. Sometimes, a mediator, such as Jack P. Mixa, is able to assist couples with forming their agreements as amicably as possible. Some of the major decisions that have to be made include, but are not limited to:
- Child custody and visitation: If the couple is unable to agree on a parenting plan, the court will take all relevant evidence from both parties and make a decision based on what the court determines is in the best interest of the children.
- Division of assets and liabilities: Texas is an equitable distribution state. Marital assets and debts are divided according what the court deems is fair after reviewing all of the circumstances. Fair does not mean equal.
- Child support: The court evaluates the financial situation of each parent and follows state guidelines for the amount of support. Generally, the non-custodial parent pays a monthly sum to the custodial parent.
- Spousal support: Decided on a case by case basis depending on the unique individual circumstances.
Other Family Law Issues
There are a number of other issues that are under the jurisdiction of family law court that attorney Jack P. Mixa can assist you with. For example:
- Prenuptial and postmarital agreements: This includes drafting, defending or challenging agreements.
- Adoptions: Generally easier if you are adopting a step-child or child related to you such as a grandchild. We help with all adoptions.
- Proving paternity: Often necessary in order for the child to receive benefits and for the parent to obtain visitation.
- Modification, appeal or enforcement of court orders: There are methods for challenging or modifying court orders.
Call the office of Jack P. Mixa for a consultation.