Family Law


Legal Services Offered in


  • Divorce cases involving child custody, child support, child visitation, division of property, and other matters

  • Modification of divorce court orders involving custody, child support, and visitation


  • Suit to establish a parent - child relationship case involving custody, child support, and visitation

  • Modification of suit affecting parent - child relationship court orders regarding child support, visitation, and custody

  • Texas Attorney General child support review conferences and court proceedings

  • Grandparent access to a child

  • Termination of Parental Rights involving custody

  • Protective orders seeking court protection from family violence

  • Adoption of a child or adult



Family Situations

Family law in Texas covers numerous situations. Although the family situations are too many to list, one main type of dispute in the majority of family litigation involves a divorce. These cases range from a simple uncontested divorce case with or without children to a highly litigated divorce case involving custody of the children and the division of the estate of the parties.

Usually the time frame for finishing a divorce case depends on whether the parties are in agreement with the terms of the divorce or if the issues are going to be litigated with a judge or jury. A simple uncontested divorce can be resolved between two to three months, while a contested divorce may take six months or more to be concluded.

If a divorce case involves a child, at times the parties may come back to the courtroom after the divorce case is finished with a legal action to modify the terms of custody, child support, or visitation.

Sometimes the parties are not married and a child is born. The law provides that a party can file a suit to establish a parent-child relationship and a court can decide on the custody, support and visitation issues.

Other types of situations which are in the majority of cases in family law involve a child of the parties and legal action can be initiated by State agencies such as the Texas Attorney General for child support collection and the Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) when an investigation shows that the safety and welfare of a child is at risk.

Daniel Ramirez represent clients in family cases involving various types of situations.


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