Top Austin Family Lawyers Near You

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Sanchez & Farrar PLLC

Family Lawyer | Austin, TX

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

512-436-3915

We Have the Knowledge and Empathy Needed to Help Solve Your Family Law Matter on a Legal Level Without Making You Feel Lost or Alone.

Working with a knowledgeable, dependable law firm is key to the success of any dispute or transaction in the Texas legal arena. They vow to provide representation from a firm that is always accessible and that strives to produce the right results under tight deadlines and in stressful situations. With law offices in Austin and Houston, Sanchez & Farrar is ideally …

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Law Offices of Kathryn Figueredo Fowler

Family Lawyer | Serving Austin, TX

512-910-7819

Aggressive and Effective Representation. Experience You Can Trust.

When you are facing challenges in your family, whether wanted or unwanted, the advice of an experienced divorce and family law attorney can help you develop a plan to move forward.  Kathryn Figueredo Fowler believes that all clients and their cases are equally important and when making decisions about your children or your finances, she is there to help you get through …

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H. Bryan Hicks, Attorney at Law

Family Lawyer | Serving Austin, TX

Free Consultation

We are just as committed to resolving your legal matter as you are. The first step starts with an email or call to our law firm.

At H. Bryan Hicks, Attorney at Law, we help people address difficult legal issues in family law, divorce, estate planning and probate. Serving individuals throughout Central Texas, we are known for our commitment to the unique needs of each client. Bryan Hicks brings more than 25 years of experience to every client matter, and is recognized for his thoughtful and creative …

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John L. Mendez Attorney At Law

Family Lawyer | Austin, TX

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Providing Legal Representation Services to the Austin, TX Community for Over 31 Years

For many years, attorney John L. Mendez has represented many individuals with family law matters. He pays attention to your needs, responds to your inquiries attentively, patiently, and compassionately. Attorney Mendez always gives you the added time and care that you and your case needs, which usually results in a satisfactory outcome for you. Attorney Mendez understands …

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Austin Family Law Information

Are You Dealing with a Family Law Issue?

Family law matters can be overwhelming and incredibly sensitive. The longer the problem remains unresolved, the greater the toll it can have on the welfare and well-being of you and your family. An experienced Austin family law attorney will help protect your rights.

Family Law Issues

There are many legal issues that face families, such as child custody, child support, divorce, domestic violence, legal separation, annulment, paternity or spousal support. Of course, as diverse as families are, there are more Family Law issues that land under this broad category of law.

Remember dealing with a Family Law issue will not only have an impact in your life emotionally, but also legally and financially. It is very important to take the time to discover long-term solutions for your family's needs and future.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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Court Locations in Austin, TX

Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse - Civil Division

1000 Guadalupe St.,Austin,TX78701
Phone: (512) 854-9244

Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center

509 W 11th St.,Austin,TX78701
Phone: (512) 854-9676

Austin Municpal Court

700 E 7th St. ,Austin,TX78701
Phone: (512) 974-4800