Dedicated Texas Family Lawyer
If you think that a contested divorce is in your future, you should give careful thought to the attorney you hire to represent you. Some attorneys rarely, if ever, try cases, seeking instead to meet the other side halfway. However, if the person on the other side is unreasonable, a negotiated settlement may prove impossible. At Portner ♦ Bond, PLLC, our mission is to protect you and provide experienced guidance in child support, child custody, division of property, and other family law matters so that you can receive the fresh start that you deserve.
Family Law Attorneys Protecting Your Best Interests
At Portner ♦ Bond, PLLC, our divorce attorneys handle contested divorce, community property division and child custody cases in Southeast Texas. Our goal is to help you protect your assets and your children during every facet of the legal process.
Our divorce attorneys have the experience to handle complex issues, including significant assets, hidden assets, division of closely held businesses, contested child custody, disputes about community vs. separate property, reimbursement claims, claims of domestic violence and division of retirement assets.
Preparation can often be a key element in success when it comes to a contested divorce. Our Texas family law attorneys are dedicated to sensitive and objective guidance. Call today to schedule a consultation and discuss your case.
Planning Your Divorce
Our lawyers also provide divorce planning services if you anticipate that your divorce will be highly contested. After meeting with you and listening to your concerns, our lawyers will develop a strategy to protect your interests and help you obtain everything you are entitled to under Texas law. If your case needs to be tried to obtain a fair outcome, we are willing and able to represent you in court.
High Asset Divorce
It goes without saying that divorce is never easy. This is especially true if the parties involved share an unusually high net worth. Questions concerning the division of complex assets (i.e. stock options, trust interests, etc.), prenuptial or post-marital agreements and/or business valuations when a family-owned business is at stake are time-consuming and exceedingly complex. The attorneys at Portner ♦ Bond, PLLC have 30 years’ combined experience with high asset divorce proceedings — contact them today to get started.
One of the most important, and contested, issues during a divorce is child custody. We can help you explore the different possibilities allowed under Texas child custody laws and develop a parenting plan designed to protect the well-being of your child or children. A court will take a number of factors into consideration in determining what is in the child’s “best interest.” These factors include the desires of the child, the stability of the parents’ homes, the plans for the child by both parents, and any physical or emotional danger posed by a parent. Additional factors can include who has been making educational and medical decisions for the child, which parent cares for the child on a daily basis, who participates in extracurricular activities with the child and the recommendations of child custody experts.
The state of Texas generally presumes that custody will be shared. Our job is to make sure that nothing is presumed and that the child’s health, well-being and future are as bright as possible. Speak to our child custody lawyers regarding your domestic law needs.
Child Support & Spousal Support
Questions of support are also a very emotional issue in divorce. Child support and spousal support are determined by a number of factors. These issues can be complex and require a thorough, experienced approach to ensure that your future, and the future of your children, is as free of financial stress as possible. The best way to come to an understanding of what you might expect on support issues following a divorce is to speak with one of our family law attorneys. While we can’t promise you a certain outcome to these issues, we can promise that we will do everything possible to protect your best interests throughout the process.
Division of Assets
It is important to remember that Texas is a “community property” state, meaning that all income earned and property acquired by either spouse during the course of the marriage is considered community property and belongs to both spouses equally. During a divorce proceeding, income earned and property acquired must be split equally between each spouse. Likewise, any and all debts incurred by either spouse during the marriage are considered community debts and belong equally to both parties. Nevertheless, a Texas court may issue a ruling that deviates from the tenets of “community property” distribution if he or she finds “just” and “right” reasons to do so. Contact an experienced family attorney today to learn more about asset division in the state of Texas.
Schedule Your Consultation
By sitting down for a no obligation consultation, we can answer any questions that you may have and help you determine the best course of action moving forward. We understand that this is a difficult time. By enlisting experienced help, you can begin to move forward with the assurance that someone qualified is protecting the interests of you and your children.