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The Law Offices of Jesse White is a client-oriented family law firm with offices in Houston and San Antonio, Texas, with a focus on helping individuals resolve issues relating to family law.
Family law addresses all matters related to interpersonal relationships and the law. This includes issues such as divorce, uncontested divorces, high net worth divorce cases, important issues with child custody and child support, as well as visitation, determining proper allocation of parenting responsibilities, spousal support and division of marital assets.
Whether it’s divorce, child support or working to retain your parental rights, family law will play a direct role in outcome of your case. When your future and the well-being of your family is on the line, it is important that you contact an experienced family lawyer who understands domestic relationships and can guide you through this difficult time.
Family law issues can be sensitive and require the expertise of a dedicated and caring legal professional that focuses in matters pertaining to family law. You and your family can always trust the hardworking and reputable family law attorneys at the Law Offices of Jesse White. Our representation runs the gamut from alternative dispute resolution methods (mediation and collaborative law) to full-scale litigation, depending on the needs and desires of each client.
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Divorce We represent individuals in both uncontested and contested divorce cases, while recognizing that any divorce scenario can be extremely sensitive and difficult for our clients. Our first priority is to answer your questions, carefully explain the law to you as it relates to your unique situation, and to formulate a plan of action to best advance your interests and protect your rights.
Unless a parent is abusive or neglectful, family courts generally believe that it is in a child's best interests to maintain a relationship with both parents. However, when deciding with whom a child will primarily live, courts will often favor the person who has been the child's primary caregiver. When custody is at stake, you need an effective advocate on your side to make the strongest case possible to the court. For more information about the factors courts consider when allocating parenting time, call us today.
The amount of child support you are entitled to receive (or obligated to pay) will depend on the noncustodial parent's (the parent that is not the primary residential parent) net income and how many children he or she is responsible for supporting. A court may also consider other factors, such as whether the child has any special needs (any disabilities, etc.), any financial resources available for the support of the child, or any other reason consistent with the best interest of the child, taking into consideration the circumstances of the parents.
Spousal Maintenance, called Alimony in some states, and also called Spousal Support, is not awarded in every divorce. A court determines whether or not to grant a spouse Maintenance based on several factors, including the length of the marriage and health and earning capacity of each spouse among others. The length of maintenance can vary from long-term, “permanent” maintenance or temporary “rehabilitative” maintenance, depending on the particular facts.
If parents are not married, it is necessary to establish paternity in order to define parental rights and responsibilities such as decision-making abilities, child support, child custody and visitation. Whether you are attempting to prove or contest paternity, it is important to have an experienced Texas paternity lawyer on your side.
Prenuptial agreements are often used in second marriages to protect the property rights of children from a prior marriage. These agreements are also used by anyone who has significant assets he or she wants to protect.
Adoptions Adoption is a wonderful way to create or add to a family, but the legal process can be complex and frustrating. Parents seeking to add a child to their family through adoption must have proper legal representation to ensure the adoption process goes smoothly and any issues are addressed in a timely manner. At the Law Office of Jesse White, we are experienced in handling all types of adoptions. We guide prospective parents through the adoption process and help you navigate any potential pitfalls along the way.