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Family Law

Whether you need a divorce, want to challenge paternity, are seeking spousal support, seeking child support, child custody, need enforcement of child support, want to modify child support, want to change a name, need a protective order, a temporary restraining order or anything else related to family issues, you need an experienced attorney to help you through the process.

  • Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage

    Divorce is a legal process to end a marriage that cancels the duties and responsibilities the couple has for each other.  Whether it is agreed or contested, a divorce is going have lasting effects in areas including child custody, child support, spousal support, division of property, and division of debt.  Divorce is stressful event because it has significant personal, financial and emotional impacts.  Divorce can impact finances, living arrangements, schedules and jobs.  When children are involved, it impacts them too.

     

    Once you have decided to Divorce, call a Divorce Attorney to advise you and assist you.  Call the Law Office of Roy Neal Linnartz, PLLC to schedule an appointment, 830.625.9300.

  • Uncontested Divorce/Agreed Divorce

    Uncontested divorces can save time and legal fees but requires cooperation and agreement between the parties. The couple first has to agree to be divorced and then they have to agree to division of assets, division of debts, child custody, and child support. Agreement not only saves time and money but also fosters a relationship of cooperation and agreement that are important after the divorce, especially so if children are involved. If you have agreed or think you can agree with your spouse, this may be an option to save time, money and stress.

     

    If you want to discuss an Uncontested Divorce, call the Law Office of Roy Neal Linnartz, PLLC to schedule an appointment, 830.625.9300.

  • Contested Divorce

    When couples cannot agree on how to divide assets, divide debts, child custody or child support, it usually leads to a contested divorce. In a contested divorce, the court will determine how assets are divided, how debts are divided, who will pay child support and how much and the custody arrangement. Divorce is stressful enough but when it is contested emotions are really high. A divorce attorney is your voice of reason to keep you on track so you can move on with your life. Some relationships have become so strained that there will never be agreement or compromise but we encourage clients to participate in mediation and attempt some form of agreement.

     

    If you have decided to divorce and need a Divorce Attorney to fight for your interests, call the Law Office of Roy Neal Linnartz, PLLC to schedule an appointment, 830.625.9300.

  • Collaborative Divorce

    Collaborative divorce is a way to save time and expenses as well as the emotional strain of a long legal battle. Each party has an attorney but they try to resolve conflict and disagreements outside the courtroom. Collaborative divorce is a team approach to find the best resolution for the family and individuals. In a collaborative divorce the attorneys look for mutually beneficial resolution to the division of assets, division of debts, child custody, child support and spousal support. If you want to save time and money while resolving the divorce in a less emotional manner, collaborative divorce may be right for you. While we do look after your best interest and the best interests of any children involved, collaborative divorce doesn’t work for everybody. If the process does not work for you, you will need to hire new attorneys to represent you in the divorce after attempting the collaborative process.

     

    If you are interested in the Collaborative Divorce process and want to learn more, call the Law Office of Roy Neal Linnartz, PLLC at 830.625.9300.

  • Child Custody

    Custody usually refers to the parent that provides to primary residence to the child or children.  Courts will consider and usually approve custody arrangements that are made in agreement by the parents.  If the parents cannot agree, the courts attempt to award custody in the best interest of the child by considering the following factors:

    • The physical, psychological and emotional needs of the child now and in the future
    • Any physical or emotional dangers to the child now or in the future
    • The stability of the parent’s homes
    • Each parent’s plans for the child
    • Cooperation in the parent’s ability to make the child a priority and reach shared decisions
    • Each parent’s parenting skills
    • The child’s primary caregiver prior to the suit
    • The child’s preferences
    • The geographic proximity between the parents
    • The effect on siblings if children are separated
    • Other factors

     

    To learn more about Child Custody arrangements or get help with a Child Custody issue, call the Law Office of Roy Neal Linnartz, PLLC to schedule an appointment, 830.625.9300.

  • Child Support

    Perhaps you want to make sure that your child is taken care of but you don’t want to pay more than your fair share.  Or, perhaps you are owed child support and need help collecting from the other parent that isn’t paying their fair share.  The State of Texas has guidelines on child support payments based a formula of the number of children and the net income of the parent responsible for paying.  There are additional factors the court can consider outside of the guidelines.  Whether you are the parent paying or receiving child support, you need a family law attorney to make sure your support order is fair.  There are many factors going into child support and so it is best to have a family law attorney help you with the process.

     

    To learn more about Child Support calculations or get help with a Child Support issue, call the Law Office of Roy Neal Linnartz, PLLC to schedule an appointment, 830.625.9300.

  • Modification and Enforcement

    Sometimes circumstances change and you need a child custody or child support order changed as well. Sometimes ex-spouses don’t comply with child custody or child support orders and you need their cooperation. Or perhaps an ex-spouse is accusing you of violating child custody or child support orders. Whatever the circumstances, the experience if frustrating and you need a family law attorney to help you modify or enforce your child custody or child support orders.

     

    Get help modifying or enforcing a Child Custody or Child Support order. Call the Law Office of Roy Neal Linnartz, PLLC to schedule an appointment, 830.625.9300.