FAMILY LAWPractice Areas
Contested or uncontested
A divorce can either be contested or uncontested. A divorce is contested when the terms of the divorce are at issue while uncontested means just that, uncontested. The parties to the divorce are in agreement with all terms of the divorce. Even in the case of an uncontested divorce, it is wise to seek the counsel of a divorce attorney to advise you. Legal representation will ensure that you and your spouse have considered every option and that your rights are protected. At The Law Office of Nicole N. Walker, we will aggressively fight to get the best possible outcome on your case. Whether you are trying to end your marriage amicably, or if you are anticipating a bitter battle, we have the knowledge and experience you need.
When a couple divorces and they have children, child support must be addressed. Also too, the issue of child support arises when two people were never married, but had a child together. Nonetheless, the individual retaining primary custody of the child(ren) may be owed a certain amount of money for the care and well-being of the child(ren). Our attorney, who is fearless yet compassionate, will fight for you as the client but most importantly, fight for the best interest of your child.
Child support is regulated by the Child Support Division in the Office of the Attorney General and is calculated using support guidelines found in the Texas Family Code. However, a number of factors can affect the amount you must pay. Those include: number of children, income & and employment status, childcare fees, extracurricular activities, & disability of the child, to name a few. If you or someone you know are in this situation, our law firm is happy to help you navigate this process. Give us a call to schedule your consultation!
Child Support Modification:
If an order was granted by the court ordering you to pay child support and you’ve experienced a substantial and material change in your life (this includes income increase/decrease, another child, major medical diagnosis, job loss etc.), a modification of child support may be warranted. Also, if you are the recipient of child support and you learn of a substantial and material change in the payees life (namely and increase in pay) you may be able to request a modification to increase child support. If you’re not a parent but have had actual care, possession, and control of the child for six months or more, you may be able to file a modification case. Don’t go at this alone, give us call!
Determining child custody in Texas can be difficult even under the best circumstances. Parents are understandably protective of their children but this causes child custody to be the most challenging part of our practice. Sometimes parents legitimately contest custody of a child because it is in the child’s best interest. Other times a parent may use child custody as an excuse to continue fighting with the other spouse. Either way, the Law Office of Nicole N. Walker is here to for you. We will relentlessly fight for the best interest of your child. Whether your issue pertains to modification, enforcement, or visitation, we are here to help.
Other family services we can assist with:
- Prenuptial / Post nuptial agreements
o Establishing paternity
o Terminating paternity