Family law deals with domestic matters, including divorce, child custody and adoptions. It includes a body of statutes that govern legal responsibilities among those who have a family connection. The Law Office of Jane Lane, P.C. provides compassionate yet aggressive legal representation in family law matters. Attorney Jane Lane understands how emotionally charged these matters can be and is ready to fight for her clients.
An uncontested divorce is one where both parties agree to the divorce. It’s a simple and amicable way to end a marriage. Although some matters like child custody and the division of property may need some negotiations, an uncontested divorce works well for couples who can communicate well together. An uncontested divorce has a low level of conflict while keeping matters private. Plus, it’s an inexpensive way to divorce and gives you a platform to stay in control. While it may not work for some, it does work for many who want to end their marriage.
A contested divorce is one where the parties cannot agree on aspects of the divorce, such as child custody or visitation and who gets the house and other assets. It’s a long process where petitions have to be filed with court stating the grounds for the breakdown of the marriage. It also involves a discovery phase where information is gathered through depositions and third-party witnesses. While negotiations may take place during the process, it’s likely that there may be a trial. Since contested divorces are complicated, it’s best to hire an experience divorce attorney like Jane Lane to ensure your legal rights are fully protected.
Child Custody Matters
When divorcing couples have children, issues may arise surrounding custody, visitation and child support. Often, state orders order that both parents retain custody. It’s known as joint or shared custody and means that each parent has equal authority over main decisions in the child’s life, such as medical care, education and residence. At times, there may need to be a modification to the child custody order. This may happen if one parent moves out of state, becomes disabled or engages in child abuse. There may also be times when one parent isn’t properly living up to their responsibilities. Attorney Jane Lane assists clients with modifications and enforcements.
Attorney Jane Lane assists clients with closed adoptions, domestic adoption, international adoptions and adoptions with surrogate mothers. She also helps in adoption cases where it’s difficult to obtain consent from the biological parents. She is knowledgeable with jurisdiction-specific regulations and the different laws that affect the adoption process. She ensures that the process runs smoothly and is legal.
Attorney Jane Lane: Texas Family Law Representation
Regardless of the type of family law matter you may be facing, you need an experienced attorney by your side. Contact The Law Office of Jane Lane, P.C. today to find out how Jane Lane can help.