When faced with a legal issue for the first time, it’s understandable if you don’t immediately know which area of law it falls under. Take family law — many people assume family courts only do divorces. So even if they have a closely-related issue, they may waste precious time chasing resources that won’t help. Or worse, they don’t think justice exists for their unique situation.
The reality is that family law is a broad and specialized branch of law that offers solutions to a lengthy list of cases related to family dynamics and domestic relationships. And you may be surprised by how comprehensive that list can be.
Examples of common cases heard in a family court
While divorce represents a significant piece of family law, there is so much more to it than what meets the eye. Below is just a short list of the types of cases you might see in a Texas family court:
- Child custody
- Spousal maintenance
- Child support
- Property division
- Juvenile law
- Parental rights
- Paternity suits
Basically, any legal matter that impacts families falls under the family law jurisdiction.
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Attorneys specializing in family law have a deep knowledge of applicable state laws and codes and extensive bench and jury trial expertise. With our practice, for example, we anchor our representation and legal advice in principles and philosophies that focus on the long-term best interest of the children and families.
Our attorneys are committed to supporting and guiding clients through the dark days that come with these and so many other sensitive issues. If you are embroiled in a family law matter, please don’t hesitate to seek counsel from our lawyers.
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