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Sinclair Law Group, PC May 9, 2024

Child hand with family figures Life often throws us unexpected challenges; when those involve family matters, the stakes are always high. Whether you're grappling with the difficult decision of divorce, determining child custody, or stepping into the adventure of adoption, our team at Sinclair Law Group, PC is here to guide you with compassion, experience, and dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes. 

Serving clients throughout Forney, Texas, and the broader Kaufman County, Rockwall County, and Dallas County, we bring our deep knowledge, decades of experience, and attentive service to every case we handle. We understand how pivotal these moments are, and we approach each client's situation with the sensitivity and thoroughness it deserves. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Family Law in Texas

In Texas, where family values are held in high regard, understanding the basics of family law is essential. Our work involves many questions from parents and individuals going through divorces and other family law issues.  

Here are ten of the most frequently asked questions, answered to shed light on some of the aspects of family law in Texas: 

1. What are the grounds for filing for divorce in Texas? 

Texas allows for both fault-based and no-fault divorces. No-fault divorce means that neither party is explicitly blamed for the breakdown of the marriage. Fault-based grounds, however, include adultery, cruelty, felony conviction, abandonment, living apart, and confinement in a mental hospital. 

2. How is child custody determined in Texas? 

Child custody, known as conservatorship in Texas, is determined based on the best interests of the child. Factors include the health, safety, and welfare of the child, any history of violence by either parent, the child's preferences, and each parent's ability to provide for the child's needs. 

3. Is Texas a community property state? 

Yes, Texas is a community property state, which means that all property acquired during the marriage is considered equally owned by both spouses. However, each case has unique aspects, and we help our clients understand how laws apply to their specific situations. 

4. How is child support calculated in Texas? 

Child support in Texas is primarily calculated based on the non-custodial parent's income, with percentages applied based on the number of children requiring support. Other factors may influence the final amount, such as healthcare, education expenses, and any special needs of the children. 

5. Can I modify child support or custody orders? 

Yes, either party can request a modification of child support or custody orders. To be successful, one must show a significant change in circumstances since the last order was made. 

6. What is considered in dividing property during a divorce? 

The asset division aims to split marital property in a manner deemed 'just and right.' Considerations include each spouse's fault in the divorce, their future earning potential, their physical health, and the custody arrangement for children. 

7. How long does a divorce take in Texas? 

The duration varies significantly depending on whether the divorce is contested, the complexity of the assets, and whether there are children involved. At a minimum, Texas law requires a 60-day waiting period after filing for divorce before it can be finalized. 

8. What steps are involved in the adoption process in Texas? 

Adoption involves several steps, including completing a home study, termination of parental rights for the child’s biological parents, matching with a child (in cases of non-relative adoption), and finalization through a court proceeding. 

9. How can I ensure my rights are protected during a divorce?

Having an experienced family law attorney by your side is crucial. We work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected, your voice is heard, and that you have the information and support you need throughout the process. 

10. Why should I choose Sinclair Law Group, PC for my family law needs?

Our team is dedicated to providing high-quality legal services tailored to each client's unique situation. We understand the deeply personal nature of family law matters and strive to offer not only legal counsel but also genuine care and compassion. 

Taking the Next Steps With Confidence

At Sinclair Law Group, PC, we stand at the forefront of guiding families through the joys and challenges of family law, ensuring your voice is heard and your rights are protected. Our commitment to excellence, combined with our compassionate approach, ensures you have a partner every step of the way.  

If you or someone you know needs guidance or representation in family law matters, we invite you to reach out to us. Together, we can set achievable goals for your family and work toward satisfying resolutions that allow you to move forward with confidence and peace of mind. 

Interested in learning more or scheduling a consultation? Submit an inquiry form on our website or give us a call. Our team is ready to support you through every chapter of your family law journey.

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