Family Law Attorneys
in Corpus Christi, Texas

Occasionally, family and relationship issues, including divorce, alimony, property division, child custody, support, and parenting time, necessitate the need for legal interaction. Resolving such family legal issues can be difficult and emotionally charged. If you’re considering making modifications to your family structure, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable Texas family law attorney for comprehensive guidance and dedicated representation.

The Torres Attorneys are committed to providing compassionate legal services and helping clients through difficult transitions in their lives. As experienced Texas family law attorneys, we will offer you the detailed guidance and advocacy you need to navigate key decisions in your family legal matters. We will work diligently with all parties involved to ensure that all issues are resolved productively.

The Torres Attorneys proudly represent individuals and families throughout Corpus Christi, Texas, and the surrounding communities of Dallas and Fort Worth.

Adding to Your Family

Consulting with a knowledgeable family law attorney is important when planning to adopt, get married, or add to your family. Your attorney can represent you in family court proceedings, adoption, pre- or postnuptial agreements, and other family law-related negotiations.

Pre- and Postnuptial Agreement

Most couples agree to share their assets after getting married. Unfortunately, divorce or legal separation may bring about the need for equitable property division, including real estate property, bank accounts, taxes, and debts. A pre- or postnuptial agreement makes it possible for both spouses to determine how assets will be divided in the event of a divorce or legal separation.

A prenuptial agreement is entered into before the marriage, while postnuptial agreements are entered afterward. A pre- or postnuptial agreement allows for spouses to define expectations, achieve financial security, and ultimately, attain peace of mind.

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Adoption

Adopting a child is an exciting step for both the prospective parents and the child being adopted. However, it can be a long and involved process. Such an important decision requires thoughtful consideration and adherence to applicable laws and requirements. While the process varies from state to state, it generally involves: 

  • meeting certain qualifications;
  • deciding the type of adoption that best suits your family (domestic or international, infant or older child, and closed or open);
  • choosing an agency;
  • completing a home study
  • finalizing the adoption; and
  • placement of the child. 

Making each decision requires knowledgeable insight and experienced guidance.

When Relationships Change

A change in circumstance or situation may affect your relationship and lead to a divorce or legal separation. There are several aspects to changing the legal status of a relationship that the court will consider.

Divorce

Texas allows divorce on “no-fault” grounds. However, if one of the spouses was at fault for the divorce, maybe due to marital misconduct, the court may take that into consideration to determine equitable asset division. Both parties can submit divorce terms or agreements, including asset division, child custody, and alimony, to the court for approval. Though, the court may intervene when agreements cannot be reached.

Child Custody

Child custody, or conservatorship, as it is often referred to in Texas, is crucial in the divorce process. The court gives priority to the child’s welfare and best interest. Oftentimes, the court presumes giving joint managing conservatorship to the parents will be in the best interest of the child.

Child Support

In Texas, child support payments are determined by the amount of time a parent spends with a child. The parent with the right to decide where the child lives (custodial parent) is generally the person with whom the child lives more than half of the time and who has the right to receive child support. The other parent (non-custodial parent) pays child support and usually the rights of visitation. 

Alimony

Alimony or spousal maintenance is a court-ordered payment or financial support that one spouse provides to the other spouse during or after a divorce. Texas court will only award spousal maintenance if the requesting spouse doesn’t have enough property to provide for basic needs at the time of the divorce.

Property Division

During a divorce, marital property is often categorized into separate property or community property. Separate property is property owned before the marriage, while community property is property acquired during the marriage.

Texas is a community property state. Therefore, property acquired during the marriage belongs to both spouses and is subject to equitable division. Conversely, each spouse can keep his or her separate property after the divorce.

How Legal Counsel Can Help

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, in 2018, there were 782,038 divorces and annulments in the United States. During the same year, married couples adopted 42,237 children. Resolving family legal issues and relationship differences can be very difficult and complicated. This is why it is important to consult with a knowledgeable Texas family law attorney for detailed guidance and to help resolve such family matters as seamlessly as possible.

The Torres Attorneys are highly experienced and knowledgeable in the legal services we offer. As your attorney, we will work diligently with all parties involved and resolve any family legal issues or relationship differences productively. We will fight compassionately to protect your future and family’s best interests. Our attorneys can offer you the experienced legal counsel and advocacy you need to achieve a favorable outcome.

Experienced Family Law Attorneys Serving
Corpus Christi, Texas

If you need proper guidance or assistance with a family law or relationship matter, contact The Torres Attorneys today to schedule a one-on-one consultation. Our knowledgeable Texas family law attorneys will help you understand your unique situation and offer you the comprehensive guidance you need to navigate key decisions. We proudly serve clients throughout Corpus Christi, Dallas, and Fort Worth, Texas.