FAMILY LAW

Family LawThe attorneys at Kelley Clarke PLLC have a unique and refreshing approach to the often turbulent and emotionally stressful disputes arising in the context of divorce and child custody. A client facing tough legal questions in this delicate area of law deserves knowledgeable and experienced representation to preserve and protect the client’s resources—emotional, physical, and spiritual.  There is no one‑size-fits-all solution in family law disputes, and the attorneys at Kelley Clarke PLLC will carefully consider the legal and practical options that will best serve our clients and their families.  Trust Kelley Clarke PLLC to provide thoughtful and insightful counsel and representation for the following family law needs:

  • divorce
  • child custody
  • visitation
  • child support
  • spousal support
  • enforcement
  • premarital agreements
  • post-marital agreements
  • annulment
  • mediation
  • family law torts
  • modification of court orders
  • parental rights termination
  • property division

Divorce can be one of the most stressful and emotionally taxing times of a person’s life.  The questions and ethical dilemmas surrounding questions of marital dissolution and divorce are many, and often one finds no easy answers.  That’s why it’s important to have legal counsel that will provide straightforward and knowledgeable advice while helping to preserve spiritual and emotional health.  In Texas, a court can grant a divorce on fault grounds, no‑fault grounds, or both.  Fault grounds in Texas include cruelty, adultery, conviction of a felony, and abandonment.  While many divorce cases do not involved allegations of fault, when fault is alleged and proved it can result in a disproportionate award of the marital estate.

Many couples ask our attorneys about legal separation in Texas.  Simply put, there is no such thing as “legal separation” in Texas.  Although most divorces end in a settlement, it is important to have solid planning throughout the process as there can often be discovery and other legal wrangling before a settlement is reached.  It should be noted here that the court cannot grant a divorce until 60 days have passed from the date of filing.  During this 60‑day waiting period, the court will not enter an order of divorce even if the parties agree to all of the terms.  For those few cases that do proceed to a jury trial, it’s important that your legal representation have extensive trial experience and skill to protect the interests of you and your children.  Contact us today for a consultation and let us begin fighting for you. Join the conversation online at Facebook.com