Gilmer Family Law Attorney Helps You Resolve Sensitive Issues
Skilled representation for divorce, child custody, child support, and adoption in Texas
Navigating the law can be a difficult task when you’re dealing with the emotions of a divorce or child custody battle. At the Newsom Law Firm, I focus on guiding you through each step of your family law matter until your legal issue has been resolved. With more than 12 years of experience representing Texas families, I understand what’s at stake in your case. Whether you need help expanding your family through adoption, filing for divorce, or modifying a child support order, I provide experienced counsel committed to your best interests.
Seasoned lawyer provides trusted guidance on filing for divorce in Texas
To file for an uncontested divorce in Texas, you or your spouse must have lived in the state for at least six months and must have resided in the county you are filing in for at least three months. You must also agree on all terms of your divorce before the decree can be granted.
Since Texas allows no-fault divorce, you may file based on the grounds that your marriage has become “insupportable” because of a conflict between you and your spouse, with no reasonable expectation of reconciliation. If you wish to file an uncontested divorce, I can help you assemble, complete, and submit the necessary documents.
If you are involved in a contested divorce, I will fight passionately to protect your assets and rights as well as the well-being of your children. Over the past decade, I have represented countless clients in disputes over spousal maintenance, equitable distribution, and other matters.
Family law attorney handles a range of domestic issues
I recognize that family law matters can be traumatic for everyone involved. While representing you in your divorce, I strive to identify solutions that reduce stress and emotional pain. My firm assists clients with these related family law matters:
- Child custody — When awarding child custody, the court acts according to what it determines to be in the child’s best interests. In many cases, this means some type of joint custody arrangement.
- Visitation — I can help you devise a parenting plan that specifies who your child will spend weekends, birthdays, holidays, and other events with, so both parents retain important bonds with their children when it is safe to do so.
- Child support — All parents, married or not, are responsible for supporting their children. Texas uses a complex set of guidelines to determine child support amounts following divorce. Whether you will receive child support or must pay it, I will ensure the court has complete and accurate information when determining payment amounts. I can also help you modify or enforce an existing child support order to ensure your child is protected and you are being treated fairly.
I recognize that determining these matters can take a toll on your family. I draw upon my years of experience to help you resolve your domestic issue as swiftly and favorably as possible.
Experienced legal adviser helps Texas clients with adoptions
Few events can compare to the joy of adopting a child, but the process can be frustrating for even the most committed prospective parents. I will guide you in filling out the extensive paperwork needed to begin the adoption process. Whether you are seeking an agency or relative adoption, I can help you navigate past unexpected roadblocks. My firm regularly handles stepparent adoptions, international adoptions, and private adoption matters.
Contact an accomplished Texas family law attorney today
The Newsom Law Firm provides compassionate counsel to clients in divorce, child custody, child support, and adoption in Gilmer, Upshur and the surrounding counties. Call 903-402-3109 or contact my firm online to schedule a consultation with me at my Gilmer office.