Family Law in Texas
Trusted Representation in Rockwall and Kaufman
At the Law Offices of J. Cameron Cowan, my approach to every client is to gain a full understanding of their legal situation and ensure that their goals and needs are met. I know that you may be faced with a difficult time in your life and I want to ensure that you receive the most advantageous resolution to your case as possible. When you work with the Law Offices of J. Cameron Cowan, you can rest assured that your case will be handled efficiently and skillfully. If you are facing any of the following family law concerns, do not hesitate to contact my firm today and retain me as your Rockwall family law attorney.
I am proud to assist families throughout Rockwall and Kaufman with entering and completing the adoption process. Adopting a child into your family is a major and deeply personal decision. To ensure that your process is streamlined and valid, you need to work with an attorney.
Having a marriage annulled in Texas requires the representation of a trusted attorney. Annulment means that a judge determines that the marriage was null and void. Unlike a divorce, an annulled marriage is considered to have never have taken place.
Asset and Debt Division
One of the most stressful situations for couples entering into divorce is determining who will get what property. At my firm, I can advocate for you at every stage of the legal process to make sure that all property, assets and debt are fairly distributed between the divorcing parties.
If minor children are involved in your divorce, you will need to determine child custody prior to the completion of your divorce decree. Child custody can be a sensitive subject, and the custodial parent will most likely have to share visitation time with the non-custodial parent.
In the event of a divorce in which minor children are involved, child custody and child support will both be addressed. Child support will be determined based off a few factors and can often be required to be paid through the child's 18th birthday, sometimes longer.
In the state of Texas, couples can file for divorce if they have been residing within the state for at least a 6-month period and if one of the spouses has resided within the county where they are filing for at least 90 days. There are seven different grounds for divorce, and I can help you determine the most appropriate reason for you to cite in your petition for divorce.
Domestic violence can greatly change the course of your divorce case. If you are a victim of domestic violence and wish to file for divorce from your batterer, it is important that you protect yourself and your family by working with an attorney as soon as possible.
Divorce mediation is a way to expedite the divorce process and negotiate terms without having to spend time in court. Through a mediator, you and your ex can work out all terms of your divorce including your child support, custody and visitation as well as asset division and debt.
Establishing paternity is a wise choice for both parents. When the biological father is named on a birth certificate, the father can have legal rights to his child. Mothers can also determine paternity to help ensure that the father pays child support to his children.
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Drafting a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can help you protect what is rightfully yours in the event of a split. This is often recommended for individuals with high net worth, property or children from another marriage, but could be favorable to all couples.
In an uncontested divorce, couples can work out all terms of their divorce amicably and without much interference from the court. This is a cost-effective process and can help reduce the stress that you may be facing if your spouse is willing to engage in direct negotiation.
Numerous studies have proven that the involvement of both parents in a child's life can be highly beneficial. If you are having a hard time enforcing visitation or need to change the conditions of visitation named in a divorce decree, you need to contact an attorney.
Other Practice Areas
At the Law Offices of J. Cameron Cowan, I am proud to also offer assistance with criminal defense cases. If you have been arrested and charged with a criminal act, you need to immediately retain the representation of my firm.
Retain Rockwall Family Law Attorney J. Cameron Cowan!
Are you ready to move forward with your case? Now is the time to act! When you contact the Law Offices of J. Cameron Cowan, you work directly with me, the attorney who will be handling your case. I never pass off clients to an ill-experienced assistant. As a Rockwall family law attorney, I am proud to serve the entire Rockwall and Kaufman communities and can work hard to help you reach an amicable resolution for your case.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your situation, contact the Law Offices of J. Cameron Cowan today and schedule your free 30-minute case evaluation.