A Full-Service Family Law Firm With A Long History Serving Texas
It is wise to consider Bonilla & Chapa, P.C., for direction in a divorce or another family law matter. Since the 1950s, this family-owned law firm has been a source of help and guidance in a wide range of legal matters involving family relationships.
Our clients benefit from our deep knowledge and experience in Texas divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, modifications and enforcement of court orders, fathers’ rights, paternity actions, grandparents’ rights, stepparent adoptions, relative adoptions, name changes and more. Let us explain how we can help you for the sake of your children and your future.
Pathways To A Texas Divorce
Your path to divorce may depend on how much the two of you agree (or disagree) and cooperate (or do not). Options include the following:
- You may obtain an uncontested or “agreed” divorce if you agree on all issues and both willingly sign the necessary documents.
- If you do not agree on any terms of your divorce, you will need to go through a contested divorce. One spouse will file for divorce and the legal processes will culminate with a final hearing. This type of divorce is often complex because each of you must disclose your assets.
- If you arrange to have your husband or wife served with a divorce petition but your spouse does not file an answer or appear in court, you may be able to finish your divorce by default, without your spouse’s participation.
Understanding The Importance Of Child Custody And Support Court Orders
Both parents are expected to support children, whether they have been married to each other or not. Child custody and visitation are also called “conservatorship” and “possession and access” in Texas laws. Child support is normally determined according to a state calculator.
Your family’s future may be greatly affected by the outcome of your child custody and support cases.
For Personalized Information And Direction In Your Family Law Matter, Contact Us
With more than 200 combined years of experience, our family law attorneys can guide you through any family law matter with skill and efficiency. We will honor your priorities and budget.