What is mediation?

What is mediation in divorce or custody case? Mediation is a term/process that almost anyone who has had to deal with a legal case recently, specially a family law case dealing with a divorce or custody matter, have become familiar with. When a new client comes to my office or sets up a free zoom […]

Mediation in family law; be careful what you sign!

Originally posted on the Law Office of Chad Zubi  Many people don’t know that the vast majority of family law cases end up settling out of court. Most of the time out of court settlements are for good reason and can greatly simplify a family law case for all involved and eliminate some of the […]

Division of assets in a divorce

Division of assets in a divorce: In determining the division of assets in a divorce, people must think logically. For people going through a divorce, other than dealing with typical issues such as broken hearts, lost trust, frustrations, confusion about the future, ruined plans, etc, couples must also somehow keep their composure among all these […]

401K Division in a Texas Divorce

Dividing a 401(k)-retirement account in a Texas divorce 401K division in a Texas Divorce is one of the most discussed topics when it comes to getting a divorce in Texas. Many of you have 401(k) plans through your employer that provide you with a terrific savings and investment vehicle for your later years. Specifically, a […]

Child Custody Questions and Answers

Thanks to our friends and contributors at the Law Office of Bryan Fagan for the following new blog: Instead of having to resort to asking your friends and neighbors questions about child custody and divorces in Texas, we wanted to provide you with a list of commonly asked questions and some (hopefully) thought provoking/entertaining answers. While your specific […]

My child will not allow me to see my grandkids, do I have rights?

Grandparents do not have a constitutional right to see their grandchildren. According to Troxel v. Granville, a US Supreme Court case, the due process clause protects the fundamental rights of parents to make decisions regarding care, custody and control of their children. Therefore, as a grandparent your possession and access is limited to what the […]


The bond a father has with his child is a strong one. Sometimes these bonds are built between father and child without the child being his biological son. In Texas, a man is a PRESUMED FATHER if: (1) he is married to the mom and the child is born during marriage; (2) he was married […]

Is Mehr Enforceable in the U.S.?

Over the past several months, we have had quite a few people inquire about whether Mehr (also known as “Mahr” or “Mehriye”) is enforceable in a U.S. Court. Mehr is a payment, usually in the form of certain amount of money, or gold coins, promised by husband to be paid to wife in the event […]

The other parent is a deadbeat..Can I terminate his/her parental rights?

Involuntary Termination Sometimes a parent does things that may seriously jeopardize the emotional and physical well being of a child. In these situations, the other parent may feel hopeless and stressed. On one hand, the good parent wants his/her child to have a meaningful relationship with the other parent; on the other hand, spending time […]

You got joint custody, so now what? Who gets your child/children on what days?

You got joint custody, so now what? Who gets your child/children on what days? Now you have completed the divorce process and have been given joint custody (conservatorship) you wonder how does this work? In Texas, when it comes to parental time with the children, the courts follow the Standard Possession Order (SPO), which is […]

Termination of parental rights..What documents can help?

Having a child is a wonderful thing. Most parents cannot wait until their bundle of joy is born. This is not the case in all situations. Some children are conceived at a young age or by a tragedy. The case can be that the mother or father is just not ready for a child or […]

Sole Custody and Basketball

In 2011, Dwyane Wade was awarded sole custody of his two sons from his ex-wife. It was a long battle, especially since they had been separated since 2007. Despite the claims made by his ex-wife about him abusing his children, Dwyane was granted sole custody and still wants his sons to have a relationship with […]

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Messy Divorce-What if they were in Texas?

So you may be familiar that after 12 years of being in a relationship, 2 years of marriage, and 6 children later, Angelina Jolie decided to file for divorce from her husband Brad Pitt. Obviously, money was not really the issue for their divorce. For most of us, when we have children, they are the […]

All you need to know about a will

Have you thought about what happens to your property after you have passed on? What steps have you taken to ensure your heirs receive their share in your estate? Is there anyone you want to give your estate to? Make sure you determine the division of your estate by drafting a will. So what is […]

Eliminate your fears and doubts about spousal support.

When we get married to the one we love or to the person who we believe is our soulmate, we rarely think about what happens if we get divorced. For instance, you have been the sole bread winner of your marriage or, you have been the susie homemaker and the soccer mom. We rarely think […]

Class is in session… Child Support 101

Have you been ordered by the court to pay child support? Is your child’s father not helping you take care of the children? Do you have general questions about the Texas child support obligations, payments, or guidelines? Below is the general information from the Texas Family Code that a person needs to know regarding Texas […]

The Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz marriage

What happens in Vegas doesn’t ALWAYS stay in Vegas, but it CAN! Have you seen the movie “What Happens in Vegas” starting Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz? Have you ever went to Vegas and looked at one of those marriage chapels after a long night of gambling and/or drinking and wondered how cool it would […]

We have been living together, does that mean we are married?

In Texas, there are different types of marriage such as the formal marriage and informal marriage, also known as common law marriage. FORMAL MARRIAGE A formal marriage is the usual route people take when wanting to get married. A formal marriage requires: Must meet the age requirement A valid marriage license Wait 72 hours after […]

What is PRENUP and how to avoid it?

Are you in the process of getting married and want to give your spouse a prenup? Do you want to know what can the prenup include or how enforceable it is in Texas? Below is some imperative information from the Texas Family Code. What is a prenup and what can it contain? A prenuptial/premarital agreement […]

Divorce is rarely easy, with issues regarding your children to dividing up assets, it can be a difficult and very distressing time for all involved.

Have questions on custody related issues? Contact the A.T. Law Office immediately.

If you need a child custody attorney in Spring, TX, North Houston, Woodlands, Klein, Tomball, Cypress, FM 1960, Galveston, and surrounding areas, call the A.T. Law Firm for a free consultation. We also travel to different counties including but not limited to Harris County, Montgomery County, Liberty County, Chambers County, Galveston County, Ford Bend County, Waller County, and Brazoria County. Contact the A.T. Law Office to set up a free consultation.