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Plano Family Law Lawyer

Plano Paternity Lawyer

Attorney in Collin County for All Types of Family-Related Legal Concerns

There are many different types of legal issues that can affect families. Family law cases may involve matters related to married spouses, unmarried couples, parents and children, or other relatives. Those who become involved in these types of cases may struggle to understand the laws that apply to their situation, the requirements they will need to meet, the rules and processes followed in family court, and the steps they will need to take to protect their rights. When determining how to handle family law matters, the assistance of a skilled attorney can make all the difference in a case.

At the Law Office of Philip W. Moore, Jr., P.C., we assist with all types of family law cases, working closely with our clients to ensure that they are fully prepared to address these matters in the right way. With more than 20 years of experience representing clients in family court cases, we can offer the guidance and legal advocacy that will help you achieve success. We will stand up for your rights, help you determine whether you can negotiate agreements outside of court, and work to make sure you and your family will have the resources you need.

Addressing Family Law Issues in North Texas

Many family law cases involve issues related to married spouses who are planning to dissolve their marriage and get a divorce. Couples in these cases will often pursue an uncontested divorce, but if they are unable to negotiate a divorce settlement, litigation may be necessary. During the divorce process, spouses will need to address multiple types of financial issues, and the division of marital property will be one of their primary concerns. These issues are likely to be more complex if a couple has a high net worth, but spouses at any income level may need to determine how to handle the division of assets such as the marital home or other real estate property, retirement savings and benefits, or business assets.

For divorcing couples who have children together, child custody and visitation will be another major concern. Parents who are unmarried may also need to address these issues, and in some cases, paternity may need to be established, which will ensure that a parent can have an ongoing relationship with their child while also giving the child the right to receive child support.

In addition to divorce and child custody, family law matters may address:

  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements - Prenups or postnups may be used by couples to protect assets during a potential divorce, and cohabitation agreements can help unmarried couples protect their rights regarding jointly-owned assets.
  • Adoption - Parents will need to meet multiple legal requirements when adopting a child. In cases involving step-parent adoptions, as well as some other types of adoptions, court proceedings may be necessary to terminate the parental rights of the child's biological parent(s).
  • Orders of protection for family violence - Those who have been abused by a spouse or partner can receive protection that will prevent any further acts of abuse and ensure that they and their family members will be safe.

Contact a Plano, Texas Family Lawyer

When addressing legal issues related to your family, you should work with an attorney who can guide you through the legal process successfully. To arrange a free and confidential consultation and learn how the Law Office of Philip W. Moore, Jr., P.C. can help with your case, contact our office. Call 972-954-6455 for an appointment with a skilled member of our team today.

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