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What does a Divorce Case Look like from Start to Finish?

Let’s suppose you are facing a divorce and that you have reached that point in your relationship with your spouse that you want to end the marriage. What steps exactly will you be facing? First, there is the petition. That document should contain all that you want to sue for, such as custody, visitation schedules,

Things to Know about Child Support in Texas

Douglas Smith has done about 4,000 family law cases. Many of those cases involve child support.  Here are some unique features in cases  involving child support. Child support is very much to be expected in any case involving minor children, whether the case is one involving paternity or divorce.  The courts are very careful to look for child support

Terminations and Adoptions

Terminations: Chapter 161 of the Texas Family Code (TFC) governs terminations. Terminations are either voluntary or involuntary.   The courts here in El Paso, Texas are very hesitant to allow for voluntary terminations.   That’s where the father or mother wants to terminate his or her own relationship with the children.  This is rare indeed.  But, let’s suppose a parent

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Mr. Smith is the best lawyer we have encountered! His professionalism is unequaled. Mr. Smith fought hard for our family, and we received an incredibly favorable outcome! I would recommend Mr. Smith for any civil case you may have. He is efficient and knows what he is doing. His ethics are beyond reproach. Thank you, Mr. Smith as well as your great team, Susie, and Monica. Such a pleasure!
Isabel Lugo
Going through a legal matter can and will be stressful and frustrating. However, Mr. Smith and his staff helped make this process easier with their professionalism and knowledge of legal matters. Although I wanted the matter over and done with, I had to understand that some elements were out of their control. The court and legal system is long and tedious, making it hard for any legal office to schedule hearings or file paperwork in a timely manner. Circumstances may be out of their control.  I'd like to extend my gratitude to Mr. Smith and his staff for my successful outcome.
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