Family Law Cases
in the Austin Area

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Family Law Cases
in the Austin Area

Family law incorporates a wide variety of legal issues that include divorce but, by no means, end with divorce. If you have a concern related to family law – regardless of what it is – the outcome is important to you and your children, and you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced Austin family law attorney on your side. Contact the office of Philley Law directly to discuss your options.

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Divorce-Related Issues

If you are facing a divorce or have legal issues related to your divorce terms, a family law attorney can help. Some of the major issues that require attention include:
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n Texas, conservatorship refers to what is commonly known as your child custody arrangements, and settling on arrangements that work for you and your children can be a complicated process. If you and your divorcing spouse cannot agree on terms between yourselves – or cannot find mutually acceptable modifications post-divorce – your respective family lawyers can negotiate on your behalf to help you reach a workable solution. If the matter does end up before the court, your family law attorney will help ensure that you obtain arrangements that protect you and your children’s rights and that support your shared needs.
Child support is calculated according to state guidelines, but the court has discretion in the matter in some situations and takes different variables into consideration. If you have child support concerns – whether it is obtaining child support in the first place or requesting a modification – working closely with a dedicated family law attorney is the best path forward.
You have already made it through the divorce process and lived with the terms for a while, but those terms may no longer apply or may simply not be working for you. Sometimes, moving forward with a post-judgment proceeding to obtain a modification is the answer. As your children grow and their needs change, for example, you may reasonably seek custody and/or child support modifications. Because such modifications are important, it is in your best interest to work with an experienced family law attorney.
If paternity is not established at birth in the State of Texas, which is automatic with married couples, it can be confirmed by having the father sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity. Barring this, a court petition can be filed requesting that the court determine paternity. Paternity can have important implications for your children’s emotional and financial futures, and an experienced family law attorney can help you move efficiently through the determination process.
Annulment is a means other than divorce of vacating a marriage, and it can be a surprisingly complicated legal process.
Prenuptial agreements have traditionally had a bad reputation, but that reputation is undeserved. A knowledgeable family law attorney can help you and your soon-to-be spouse create a legal contract that will direct the course of your divorce if your marriage does come to an end. A prenuptial agreement, however, in no way increases the risk that your marriage will end in divorce, and it can provide you with the confidence that
An order of protection is an important legal tool that is used to help stop violence in the home by prohibiting contact for a prescribed period. If you need an order of protection, you need an experienced family law attorney.
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Family law is an extremely important branch of the law that addresses a wide variety of legal matters, including:

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Chris was recommended to me by a friend who used him for her custody case. He represented me in my divorce and was compassionate and professional. I got responses quickly and was always kept up to speed on my case. He's a big firm attorney without the exorbitant hourly rate. I'd give him 10 stars if I could; he got me a great settlement.

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We had some potential legal issues that came up with various government agencies. Chris was really excellent at helping us to navigate the system and insuring the various agencies were communicating and sharing information they needed to close any relevant cases. In the end he did everything we expected him to do and was very reasonable with his rates.

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Chris is very knowledgeable, considerate and to the point. He can take a lot of pieces and understand how they fit together. He gave me some very direct and clear goals in order to move my case along practically and quickly. Chris was incredibly helpful and I would recommend him to anyone!

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Honestly, words cannot describe how thankful I am that I retained Chris as my legal counsel. He helped me get full custody of my little boy. In the beginning we were under a massive time crunch to file temporary orders and schedule a hearing the same week of me retaining him, he came through and made it happen. Helped me through every step of the way from communication recommendations, thoughtful negotiation, temporary orders, to final orders. He applied the right amount of pressure when it was necessary. He was prompt with all his responses and very personable. I have already recommended him to friends and family and will continue to do so time and time again.

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