Frequently Asked Questions About Family Law
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Since 1998, we at CokerLegal have been helping families resolve a wide
range of family law issues in Denton, TX. Our experienced team of
Denton and Collin County family law attorneys has created a list of some of the most common questions asked by our clients
and provided the answers below. Family law cases can be stressful, but
with our help, we can make the legal process easier on you and your family.
Learn More About Your Options and Rights Below
Why can't I just settle my divorce on my own?
Although it is entirely possible for you to file for
divorce without legal assistance, we highly discourage you from doing so. Even
if your spouse seems cooperative and obliging at present, there is no
way of knowing for sure if he or she will remain cooperative throughout
the entire divorce process. With so much on the line, such as your child
custody rights and assets, you cannot afford to take any chances. Having
a lawyer on your side can only be beneficial because your rights and interests
will be protected. In addition, having a lawyer can help you remain calm
I'm heading for an uncontested divorce. How can you help?
Although uncontested divorces are not as complex as contested divorces,
our firm realizes that our clients can also benefit from our expert guidance.
To better serve those who are dealing with uncontested divorces, we offer a
flat-rate divorce program. Please visit CokerLegal’s
Simple Texas Divorce website to find out if you qualify for this special resource.
How much child support can I expect to receive?
It is hard to predict how much
child support you may receive because so many different factors are taken into consideration.
The child's age, needs, and his or her standard of living before the
divorce are just some of the factors that a court will consider when deciding
on child support. Your chances of obtaining a fair child support amount
are greatly enhanced when you have legal representation.
My spouse is not paying for child support as agreed in court. What are
If your spouse is not paying child support as mandated in a court order,
we can help you
enforce that court order. Failing to obey a court order can be punishable by law. We will do everything
possible to help your former spouse comply with an existing court order.
Why should I entrust my family law case to your firm?
Our firm truly cares about the men and women we represent. We believe this
genuine interest and our high-quality customer services are what have
led to our successful track record, not to mention our countless satisfied
clients. Our legal team includes
two lawyers (Duane L. Coker and Kelly K. E. Robb) who are
Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We are family law experts
who will work relentlessly on your behalf in order to provide you with
an effective and favorable case outcome.
Glossary of Family Law Terms
- child support – money legally owed by one parent to the other for
expenses incurred for children of the marriage
- Collaborative Divorce – a divorce processed with Collaborative Law
- Collaborative Law – a process in which the parties and their respective
lawyers agree to resolve their differences without involving the Court.
- conservatorship – the part of the court order detailing where a child
shall live and what rights and duties each parent will have, also known
- decree – the legal document signed by the Judge that grants the divorce
and contains all of the specific terms and provisions of the divorce (Final
Decree of Divorce
- divorce – the legal end of the marriage relationship
- enforcement – a formal legal process that requests the Court require
parties to follow the Court’s orders
- guardian – person who has the legal authority and the duty to take
care of the personal and/or property interests of another person
- guardianship – a legal designation of someone as the legal guardian
for the personal care and/or property interests of another person
- modification – a legal process for requesting changes to current
Court Orders regarding child custody and/or child support
- probate – administering an estate and taking care of all claims to
the decedent’s property and assets as the decedent has set out in
his or her Will
- proposed ward – a person who is undergoing a guardianship process
to be placed under the protection of a guardian
More Questions? Call CokerLegal for Answers!
We would be happy to provide you with the information you need to decide
what kind of course of action you would like to take for your family law
case. Schedule a confidential
case evaluation to discuss your legal needs with our experts.
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for answers to any questions that were not mentioned above.