Houston Family Law Attorneys
Full-Service Family Law Firm Serving Texan Families
If you’re contemplating divorce, navigating child custody issues, or in need of representation for another family law matter, reach out to our Houston family law attorneys at O’Neil Wysocki P.C.
From divorce to asset division to child custody, family law encompasses the people closest to you in life—making this type of litigation particularly stressful for all involved. We are here to alleviate some of that stress and help you reach a favorable outcome for your future.
Our attorneys at O’Neil Wysocki P.C. strive to find the best outcome for your situation. Don’t hesitate to contact us at (713) 224-1800. With experience and compassion, we can fight for your rights and stand with you throughout the legal process.
Family Law Practice Areas
Our Houston family lawyers are proud to provide experienced representation to our clients in the following areas:
- Asset & Debt Division: Dividing assets can be challenging in divorce cases. Our lawyers can help you find a division where you receive a fair share of the assets you are entitled to as well as protect you from acquiring debt unjustly.
- High Net Worth Divorce: Divorces involving complex division of multiple high-value assets have much at stake. Our attorneys can represent you and help safeguard your personal wealth.
- Child Custody: Determining the best outcome for your children’s custody can be difficult. Maintaining an active role in your child’s life is important as a parent and consulting with a lawyer can help you through this process.
- Divorce: Divorce can be emotionally charged, which can lead to mistakes that have long-lasting implications. Working with a lawyer can provide you with objective guidance to move you through the divorce process.
- Marital Agreements: Protecting your assets in marriage can save you stress if you part ways. Our lawyers can help create a prenuptial agreement to ease your mind and protect your fiscal health.
We understand how complex the legal system can be. Navigating through family law can become burdensome, stressful, and extremely demanding of your time and energy. Know that, in our hands, we will help you seek a favorable outcome. We can help you interpret fine print, legal terms, and agreements to avoid any mistakes that could harm you down the road or prolong your case.
Why do clients choose O’Neil Wysocki P.C. for family law?
- Our lawyers have over 155 years of combined experience in family law and divorce
- We stay in contact with our clients to keep them updated about their case
- We provide professional legal guidance and seek options to fit your unique situation
- We provide objective service to help you efficiently move through emotional family law cases
As ethical lawyers, we do not promise or guarantee specific results for our clients. However, we can guarantee that we will support you vigorously throughout your case. Family law is unique within every situation. Our lawyers are experienced in the legal system to provide you solutions to pursue your desired outcome.
Should I Consider a Premarital Agreement?
A premarital agreement will outline a couple’s finances, potential alimony, and inheritance. This agreement can help avoid lengthy legal negotiations if the marriage ends in divorce. Circumstances where a prenup may be suitable include:
- One or both parties have already been married and/or have children from a previous marriage
- One or both parties hold significant financial assets or inheritance
- One or both parties own a business
- One or both parties hold or plan to incur significant debt
What Is a “Just and Right Manner?”
Texas is one of nine community property jurisdictions. That means that during a divorce the courts do not divide all the couples’ communal assets simply by splitting them 50-50. Instead, the judge considers what is deemed “just and right” based on the facts presented in each individual case. This can include income, pension and employment benefits, real estate, and personal property that were acquired during marriage.
Excluded from community property are items owned by either spouse prior to entering the marriage, any property given as a gift or inheritance to only one spouse, or anything resulting from a personal injury claim except for lost earning capacity. Texas divorce courts therefore evaluate each unique situation in order to form an equitable split of all community property.
Child Custody in Texas
Does Texas Favor One Parent Over the Other for Child Custody?
Texas courts do not favor one parent over another in child custody cases. The court instead will make a decision based on the best interests of the child. Evidence from factors such as physical and emotional needs, safety, home stability, parenting skills, the child’s current primary care giver, and other details will be considered when determining child custody. Furthermore, Texas law requires the court to interview a child who is at least 12 years old about their preferences on custody. While the court is still required to make a decision on the best interest of the child, the child will have the opportunity to express their preferences.
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Our attorneys at O’Neil Wysocki P.C. are proud to provide legal assistance that protects your rights. At your initial consultation, we will fully address any questions or concerns you may have. We will continue to ease your worries throughout litigation with answers to your concerns and solutions to help move your case along.
Our beliefs and solutions are geared toward providing quality service for our clients. You don’t have to go through your family law case alone. O’Neil Wysocki P.C. is here to support and guide you.
Schedule your initial consultation with O’Neil Wysocki P.C. at (713) 224-1800 or fill out our online contact form to get in touch.