Family law is an area of our legal system that often involves emotionally sensitive and complex cases. When a person's family or well-being may be at stake, it can rightfully be a very loaded situation. As a family law attorney, we are extremely aware of the delicacy needed when dealing with these matters.
If you are filing for a divorce or you are involved in a paternity dispute, it is important to obtain our quality legal representation to try to maximize your potential for a successful outcome. At the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard, our Killeen lawyer can assist you with a variety of family law matters.
Divorces can often be very intense proceedings, but our legal counsel can help you navigate the process successfully. There are many unique considerations involved that our family lawyers can assist with, especially issues affecting the status of children.
Our firm handles military divorces, which are different than normal divorces due to the nature of military service. Divorce proceedings may affect the ability of a spouse to maintain military benefits. Military members in active duty can delay divorce proceedings when the proceedings overlap with their service.
Texas is classified as a community property state, so property obtained during the course of marriage is owned equally by two partners. However, judges have the ability to declare equitable distribution in a divorce, meaning that the judge can divide the assets as they see fit. The advocacy of our family law attorney may be able to increase your chances of retaining your assets in a divorce.
Occasionally, a situation may arise in which there is dispute about who may be the father of a child. Texas law assumes that whomever is married to the mother when the child is born is the father, but this is not always the case. If you are unwed, the child does not have a legal father, which can affect the rights of the child. Establishing paternity is important for purposes of parenting decisions, involvement in the child's life, and obtaining financial support for the child.