Going through a divorce will disrupt your life in so many ways, and if you have children it can disrupt their lives as well. However, having a qualified experienced matrimonial divorce attorney by your side, while they work to protect your and your family’s rights and work to protect your family’s interests, will reduce those disruptions and will relieve unnecessary stress. At Goldstein & Scopellite, PC, our attorneys servicing the Dallas, Collin and Denton TX areas, with over 85 years of combined legal experience, know how to protect your rights and your interests. We have an excellent track record and have assisted hundreds of clients through the division of their marital estate and through the final orders process, and we have worked diligently to ensure that the marital estate is properly divided, the family is protected, and we have ensured that the family is left with a healthy environment. Throughout the DFW Metroplex, our lawyers, who know the courts and the law, have been able to negotiate and mediate to minimize the cost and the aggravation involved in the divorce process and if necessary we will be there to litigate, also ensuring that costs and aggravation are kept to their possible minimum. Having an experienced advocate on your side in the dissolution process ensures that your position will be heard and protected. And, as stated above, if litigation is necessary, our family law litigators understand how to investigate and deal with complex estate situations and any issue that might arise during your divorce, and we will be there to protect you and your estate and your family, so that you don’t make a mistake that could hurt you and your children for many years to come.
Having an informed legal counsel will give you the ability to manage your divorce in a way that meets the needs of you and your children. We offer knowledgeable guidance on marital dissolution issues such as:
Whether your divorce is amicable or contentious, our experienced divorce attorneys with an excellent track record will take the time to listen to your concerns and answer all of your questions.
After parents break up, terms of custody or visitation, legal authority and the child’s residence must be set. Texas law refers to custodial parents as conservators, and in most Texas cases, unless a parent is proven unfit, the Texas courts will favor joint managing conservatorships so that both parents have a role in key decisions and in their children’s lives. Our child custody and family law divorce attorneys will represent you as a parent and we will work diligently to create mutually acceptable agreements regarding conservatorship as well as residence and visitation, known within the state as possession.
Noncustodial parents are required to help meet the financial needs of their children. To determine support payments, Texas uses a formula based on the paying parent’s resources and the number of children needing support. That number is paid by the noncustodial parent and the custodial parent’s income is not taken into consideration. For each child you have, the percentage of your income to be paid goes up, up to 50% of your available resources. However, in some instances, certain factors make the formula rate inappropriate. Our firm will make sure that we bring the income issues to the court’s attention so that the appropriate child support payment is awarded and we will also handle any action relating to the enforcement of unpaid child support or the modification of existing child support orders if there is a change in circumstances to warrant the change.
Texas is a community property state, so state law mandates that the value of assets acquired during the course of a marriage be split evenly between the divorcing spouses. This includes money or income or property made or obtained during your separation, and even if you are no longer living together. All assets and income are considered until you divorce. This might seem like a relatively simple equation of situation, but disagreements arise in the asset division process and in investigation of income and property all the time. If a disagreement exists over valuation, hidden assets, or other items, our lawyers will be there to stand up for your rights during the negotiations or in court.
Goldstein & Scopellite, PC represents divorcing spouses throughout the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex in matrimonial divorce litigation and related matters such as child custody and child support disputes. Please call 469-470-4929 or contact us online to make an appointment at one of our offices, located in Addison, TX serving Dallas, Collin and Denton County Texas clients.