The Woodlands Family Law Attorney

Family law is a branch of the legal system that deals with family-related matters and domestic relations. It covers a wide range of issues, including marriage, divorce, child custody, spousal maintenance payments, adoption, and more. Because there are many different aspects to family law, so it is important to hire an attorney who is experienced in this area of the law. A good family law attorney will be able to advise you on the best course of action to take in your particular situation. If you need help, don’t hesitate to contact The Moffett Law Firm for assistance. We will be happy to set up an initial consultation.

Why Hire a Family Lawyer?

Hiring a family law attorney can be a good idea for many different reasons. First, an attorney can help you understand your rights and obligations under the law. They can also provide guidance and support for the situation you are going through, which often includes custody and support payments. Additionally, an attorney can represent you in court if you and your partner are unable to come to an agreement.

Qualities of a Qualified Family Lawyer

When you are going through a divorce or other family law issues, it is important to hire a qualified lawyer. A qualified family law attorney will have the following qualities:

  • Extensive experience in handling family law cases. A qualified lawyer will have handled many cases similar to yours and will know how to navigate the legal system. While experience as a lawyer, in general, can be important, it won’t do you much good if you hire someone who has 20 years of experience handling criminal law cases and barely any family law cases. Additionally, it’s important to make sure you hire someone who has experience handling the specific type of issue you’re facing. If you are trying to obtain child support payments or spousal maintenance payments, ask the attorney what their experience is on those issues specifically.
  • Compassion and understanding. A qualified lawyer will understand what you are going through and will be able to offer compassion and support. While you don’t have to be best friends with your lawyer, you will be sharing a lot of personal information and will probably be in a vulnerable position, so it’s important to hire someone that you trust and who treats you kindly. If you can’t talk to them and really express how you feel and what you need, you won’t get the outcome you hope for.
  • Dedication. A qualified lawyer will work hard to ensure that your case is resolved in a timely and efficient manner. Whether this means negotiating or litigating your case, the right lawyer will do everything it takes to get you the outcome you deserve. You don’t want to hire someone who just wants to get the case finished as soon as possible.
  • Excellent communication skills. A qualified lawyer will keep you updated on the status of your case and will answer any questions you may have. Additionally, your lawyer will need to be able to communicate with the other party’s attorney in a way that promotes collaboration and not conflict. If the case goes to trial, your lawyer will need to present the case to a judge. Without solid communication skills, your attorney could fail to get you what you want and are entitled to, even if you have a really strong case.

Frequently Asked Family Law Questions

Throughout our career, we often hear some of the same questions many times. The following are some of those questions and the answers:

Q: How Long Does a Divorce Take?

A: Each case is different, and the more complex the issues, the longer the case will take. Additionally, if the case must be determined by a judge in court, as opposed to coming to an agreement without court intervention, this extends the length of the case. At the very least, almost all divorces cannot be completed until 60 days from the date of filing.

Q: What Are Temporary Orders?

A: A temporary order is put in place by a judge while the divorce is pending. Some common temporary orders that can be put in place include who pays what bills, which party will stay in the house, whether one spouse is required to pay temporary child support, whether one party will be required to pay temporary spousal support, and custody and visitation of the children.

Q: What is a Temporary Restraining Order?

A: In a divorce case, a temporary restraining order is an order that prevents either spouse from draining accounts or depleting or hiding assets from the other. Many counties have a rule that this order is automatic as soon as the divorce is filed. In other counties, it is not automatic and your lawyer will need to request a temporary restraining order from the judge.

The Moffett Law Firm is Here to Help

With a combined 30 years of experience, the attorneys at The Moffett Law Firm will handle your case with competence and care. No matter what type of family law issue you need help with, we are here for you. We have handled cases dealing with divorce, custody, child support and spousal maintenance payments, adoption, paternity, and much more. If you need help, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our family-owned law firm has the personability of a small firm but the resources of a larger one; we will do whatever it takes to get you what you need and what you deserve. We will keep you updated on your case and will always be available to answer any questions or concerns you have. If you need assistance, please call us at (713) 333-5800 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.

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