An Experienced Divorce Attorney Who Represents Your Best Interests
When a marriage comes to an end, it can be mentally, physically, and financially devastating. In addition to these difficulties, going through the legal steps of a divorce can be overwhelming and confusing. If you are facing this situation, experienced divorce attorney Kristin Kline, serving Houston, Texas, and the surrounding communities, can be your greatest asset. Ms. Kline sets herself apart by providing the kind of highly personalized assistance that large law firms often lack. When she takes your case, it is with complete commitment to achieving the most favorable divorce settlement for you, as well as helping you through your trying time with integrity and genuine concern.
Why Hire a Divorce Attorney?
Regardless of the circumstances of a divorce, there are many important issues that need to be resolved. In Texas, most of the laws governing divorces and other family matters are found in the Texas Family Code. If you are unfamiliar with Texas divorce laws, it can be difficult to know how to ensure a favorable outcome for your particular situation. Every case has a unique set of circumstances, so not all of the laws are applied the same.
If you decide to file a divorce petition yourself, missteps could negatively impact your receipt of fair alimony, property, or child support agreements. Kristin Kline’s experience ranges from simple, uncontested divorces to more complex contested issues that involve custody and division of property.
With more than two decades of legal experience, she will represent you through all aspects of divorce negotiation and work hard to craft a settlement that meets your needs.
Ms. Kline is prepared to represent your best interests. Couples that are divorcing most commonly face one or more of the following issues:
Division of Property and Debt: A couple may divide their property and debts themselves, or leave it to a judge to decide if they cannot agree. Texas is an “equitable distribution” state, meaning that the division should be fair and equitable, but not necessarily equal.
Child Custody: Texas presumes that parents should serve as joint managing conservators of their children. However, this does not mean that each party will have the children one-half of the time or that child support will be awarded to one parent. Parental rights, duties, and visitation need to be negotiated between the parents.
Child Support: Child support in Texas is determined by the guidelines set forth in the Texas Family Code. These guidelines presume the minimum amount that should be awarded, unless the parties agree otherwise.
Spousal Support: Also called spousal maintenance, spousal support is money paid by one spouse to another to recognize a partner’s contribution to the marriage. It provides for support of basic needs during or after a divorce proceeding.
In addition, Ms. Kline is able to assist with the special issues involved with military divorce and late-life divorce. She also represents clients that are proposing changes to an existing court order, and those that are contesting changes. If these modifications are significant, they may merit a change in spousal support, child support, or child custody.
The Experienced Attorney You Need.
Whether you plan to go to court for a contested divorce or you need help working out the details of a divorce through mediation, The Law Office of Kristin Kline can help. To learn more, call and schedule your appointment today.