Many people consider divorce (and sometimes divorce attorneys) to be the worst event in their life. With many layers to a divorce including mental, emotion and financial challenges, you need a plan for this process. Simply put, it isn’t easy. While you may know that Texas is a community property state, many factors go into the ultimate decisions in any divorce. Rasley Law Group (“RLG”) understands not only what you are experiencing but the legal process and how to handle it effectively and confidently.
Child custody involves determining the who, when, where, how long and how often regarding children. Whether looking at a heavily litigated situation with multiple court hearings or attempting to keep it uncomplicated and seeking an agreement, RLG can advise and guide you through this process to a solution.
Understanding the mathematical equation of child support can be tough. It requires some creativity if you follow a non-traditional custody plan, own a business, different forms of income, one parent fails to follow the custody order, or someone hides income. With creativity and original thinking, RLG helps find the support you are entitled to receive.
With the growth of mixed families, adoption becomes more and more prevalent. Adoption requires a termination of parental rights and then an adoption may proceed. With multiple documents that require attention to detail, RLG makes sure to simplify the process.
Whether you live with a roommate of either sex, or are in a long term committed relationship but not married; cohabitation agreements allow people living together to have an agreement that contains all rights which you find in a prenuptial agreement to avoid the mess. RLG helps make the separation easier.
Typically property during a marriage becomes community property (husband and wife each own a right to the property), but a prenuptial agreement allows a couple to change how property gets designated. It can layout what you and your spouse receive when a divorce happens as well.
Postnuptial agreements (also called Partition or Exchange Agreements) allow allows couples to make determinations regarding their property both during the marriage and after a divorce. They provide an option for couples looking to separate or state what happens after a divorce while still staying married if a divorce is not possible at the time.
Often times parties don’t want to go to court and have already started the divorce process, hiring an attorney during the mediation process makes sure you know your rights when making final decisions related to your case. Mediation allows you to make your own decisions without being told what to do by a judge or court.
Wills / Estate Planning
Most people don’t consider wills until they prepare to travel or a family member dies. Wills allow you to determine what will happen to your money, property and all the important things you own. It reduces your family’s stress. A will saves your estate and family significant costs and expenses as well.
Estate / Probate
Once you have a loved one die or pass away, probating their estate to transfer property becomes important. Probate requires hiring an attorney to file documents with the court which allow you or another family member to transfer property and honor your family member’s wishes.
Business Law / Business Formation
Business law includes business formation, articles of incorporation, bylaws and the drafting of any other documents a client may require for their business. Furthermore, an attorney can guide you in contract deals and helping you avoid future disputes. Whatever your business need, RLG can help your business.
When all you want are documents written by a lawyer without a lawyer’s representation. This is a good option for someone looking to handle a case on their own but not exactly sure how to draft the necessary documents.
Power of Attorney
Whether it is a general or medical power of attorney, RLG helps you get the right designations to make decisions in your life. A great document to help designate an agent and avoid guardianship.
When modifying a custody order, it needs to be done so you avoid a second and third time in court. There can also be changes in life, unexpected or not, no matter how long it’s been since the last court date, changes in a person’s life often times force new conflict. RLG advises and guides you through this process and finds the best solution.
Whether a 401(k), IRA or other form of retirement plan which falls under ERISA. RLG drafts the right document to divide up your retirement based marital assets.