Since 1998, we at Coker, Robb & Cannon, Family Lawyers have been helping families resolve a wide range of family law issues in Denton, Frisco, and Little Elm. Our experienced team of 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.
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 as “custody”
- 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 that the Court require parties to follow the Court’s orders
- Modification—a legal process for requesting changes to current Court Orders regarding child custody and/or child support
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 and level-headed.
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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 skilled guidance. We offer uncontested divorce support for select cases that qualify for a Simple Texas Divorce.
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 my options?
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, women, and families 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 three lawyers (Duane L. Coker, Kelly K. E. Robb, and Jacqueline Cannon) who are Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Our entire team comprises dedicated family law professionals who will work relentlessly on your behalf in order to provide you with the most effective and favorable case outcome possible.
More Questions? Consult an Attorney at Coker, Robb & Cannon, Family Lawyers!
We are 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 team. We offer video consultations.
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"The team there has always been exceptional and Duane’s advice spot on."Mary
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