Amarillo Family Law Attorneys

Few legal issues are more complex – or more emotional – than those found in family law. Child custody battles, divorce, and separations can take over your life. Fortunately, at Freeman & Nance, we understand the challenges and emotions that accompany these cases. We are here to provide the legal counsel and support that you need to get through one of the toughest transitions of your life.

Divorce

A divorce is the legal process that terminates a valid marriage. There are types of divorce for clients to consider:

With experience handling some of the most complex divorce cases in the Amarillo area, we work tirelessly to provide you with an efficient and cost-effective divorce resolution.

Child Custody

Children are the most important part of any divorce or relationship coming to an end. Child custody law allows the court significant discretion to determine what is in the best interest of the child. Many factors are considered, including:

At Freeman & Nance, we will work closely with you to gain an understanding the details of your case. We can also help in the event that something goes wrong with an existing child custody order, including modifications and enforcement.

Child Support

Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your divorce and/or custody issues, child support will likely be a factor in your case. Whether you are the one receiving it or the party who is asked to pay, it is important to have an attorney on your side who understands the complexity of the law. Since the court can exercise discretion in setting child support amounts, an attorney who understands your rights and current child support laws will be a major asset.

Modification

Life is constantly evolving for you and your family. In the event that a situation changes after your divorce is finalized, a modification may be warranted. If you wish to modify financial orders, you need to file a motion and show the court system a significant change has impacted your circumstances. Modifications can affect several divorce-related issues, including:

Without a modification, you will need to comply with the original divorce or domestic order. Therefore, if your situation has substantially changed since the initial decree, you should contact an Amarillo family law attorney right away to file for a modification.

Adoption

Adopting a child is an exciting – and life-changing – experience. It is also a complex legal procedure involving paperwork, court hearings, and a ton of legal steps before the adoption is finalized. If you are considering an adoption, contact us today for a consultation. Trying to navigate the adoption process without a skilled and experienced Amarillo family law attorney can quickly become overwhelming. We can help.

Paternity

In the State of Texas, if a child is born to unmarried parents, the parents must first establish paternity before a court will rule on cases regarding custody, child support, or visitation. There are several ways to establish paternity in the state:

Should you have any questions about establishing paternity for your child, an experienced Amarillo family law attorney can help.