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What is Family Law?

Family Law Courts in Texas recognize the changes people go through at home that affects many families here in Texas. The Texas Family Code defines and describes the process for family law in Texas. The legal process for adoptions, divorce, child support, custody, etc. may seem strange and overwhelming at first but Dixon Law Office is committed to help guide our clients through the different changes at home they may be dealing with.

Family Law includes:

  • Adoption
  • Custody
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Enforcement
  • Grandparents Rights
  • Premarital/Marital Agreements
  • Protective Orders

Community Property and Divorce

Something to consider in divorce cases is whether the parties have acquired property during the marriage. Texas is a community property state. Community property is defined as all property acquired during the marriage that is not separate property. Separate property is defined as property acquired before the marriage; gifts; devise or inheritance. Depending on the type of property, there are special rules and formulations for the different types of property like rentals, trusts, stocks bank and retirement accounts. It is important to have an attorney during a divorce or to litigate or reach an agreement to help protect your property.

Best Interest of the Child

In cases involving children either in adoptions, divorce or just custody, the Court’s most important consideration is the best interest of the child. There are many factors that a Court can consider in determining what is in the child’s best interest. The Court decides each case on an individual basis and looks at all the evidence in making the determination of the best interest of the child. For the sake of the children, it is not uncommon for parties to reach an agreement in mediation. There is a special process for adoption cases but at the end of the day, the best interest of the child is how the Court makes their ruling.

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