Family law encompasses a broad range of legal issues, including prenuptial agreements, divorce, child custody, child visitation, domestic violence, paternity actions, adoptions and more. Often, the issues surrounding family law are emotionally charged. It’s just the nature of close relationships. I have practiced family law for many years and work closely with clients to help smooth the legal process. I use my in-depth knowledge, experience and legal skills to help deliver effective, practical solutions that are in the best interests of my clients.
Today, many issues surrounding divorce are managed outside the courtroom. Mediation and collaborative law are just two alternative resolution methods. Mediation is often successful and involves an agreement reached by both parties and their legal counsel. In the mediation process, I work as a coach and counsel for my Austin, Texas, area clients. I can help prepare you for the meetings and carefully review any proposed agreement before you sign on the dotted line. In collaborative divorce cases, I work with my client's partner’s attorney to solve divorce issues. Both mediation and collaborative divorce are non-adversarial strategies that are less costly and time-consuming than going to court. However, if an agreement cannot be achieved, I'm prepared to aggressively litigate the matter in court.
Domestic violence can be physical, emotional or financial. Even the pulling of hair is considered domestic abuse. It is important to take action before things escalate if you or a loved one is being abused by another in a close relationship. If you're in Austin, Texas, turn to me for help. I will advise you of your protective order options and help you choose the appropriate one.
It’s not uncommon for unwed fathers or unwed mothers to file paternity actions to determine the biological father of a child. If paternity is confirmed, the child and father are entitled to regular rights under the law. I have assisted many in the filing of a paternity action. Plus, I am experienced with both private and public adoptions.
If you’re facing a family-related matter, contact my office. I am experienced, compassionate and effective.