Highly Skilled Katy Attorney Effectively Resolves Domestic Issues

Reliable Texas advocate handles a wide range of family law matters

No one wants to find themselves in court with a spouse or over their child. However, sometimes judicial involvement is necessary, and having an experienced attorney can go a long way to getting a favorable outcome. At Rasco Law Firm in Katy, I represent clients in the Houston area in a variety of family law matters and have more than 30 years of experience securing positive results. Whether you were served with divorce papers, have questions about your custody rights or need to enforce a child support order, I will analyze your situation and explain which legal strategies you can use to support your case.

Which issues must be resolved during divorce?

Divorce is more than ending the legal union you had with your spouse. It requires settling several complex issues, which can be difficult to untangle and decide. The following, to the extent applicable, must be settled by mutual agreement or court order before the divorce is officially concluded:

  • Division of marital property and debt
  • Spousal support
  • Child custody
  • Child support

Getting sound legal advice is central to protecting your interests, and I will work to obtain a resolution that is best for you and your family.

How courts evaluate child custody and visitation matters

Texas courts favor joint custody arrangements based on the principle that children benefit from maintaining connections with both parents. However, one parent is typically given primary custody and becomes the child’s principal caregiver, with whom the child lives most of the time. The non-custodial parent is usually awarded regular visitation and input on other major decisions affecting the child. Ultimately, the court makes all custody or visitation decisions according to the best interests of the child, which varies by the facts of each case. I understand the importance of this issue and will fight to protect your parental rights so that you can maintain a meaningful relationship with your child.

What are the rules for setting, modifying and enforcing child support?

Child support is calculated according to Texas State Guidelines, which base the amount on a parent’s income and number of children. Courts may deviate from these guidelines, but they are typically followed.

Once in place, child support orders can be enforced or modified as necessary. Parents who are obligated to pay must do so regardless of job loss or other issue, and not paying subjects them to wage garnishment, driver’s and business license suspension and the seizure of tax refunds. While the Texas Attorney General does offer enforcement services, additional legal measures may be required.

Modifications can be a good option in these circumstances, as they can lower or raise child support obligations in the event of a major life change, such as job loss/disability, the shifting needs of the child, or the need to relocate. These cases are often complex and contentious, and I will use all legal options available to seek a good result.

Contact a dedicated Texas law firm to schedule a free consultation

At Rasco Law Firm in Katy, Texas, I represent clients in the Houston area in many types of family law matters. Call 832-447-7771 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation.