Family Law Matters
Family Matters. And your family definitely matters when you are facing any of a number of family law matters.
The family law team at The Barrows Firm, P.C. works on your behalf, and we treat your case as our highest priority. We guide our clients through the difficult divorce process and many other family law matters. We are aware of the emotional impact that family and divorce issues have on each and every client we represent, and we approach each dispute with the sensitivity or aggressiveness that it requires. We are committed to supporting you in all legal matters, whether you are filing for divorce, child custody, in need of mediation, or require child support collection assistance. We are committed to ensuring a quick and timely resolution for you and your family in any legal matter.
Adoptions have always played a part in our lexicon. Our team actively participate in the National Adoption Day program every year, and our founder and lead attorney Leslie Barrows has been on the National Adoption Day committee in Fort Worth for the last few years and served as the event’s chair or co-chair in 2013 and 2014.
Adoptions are a special time, both for a family looking to adopt and for children who are waiting to be adopted. Adoptive families and children both need to be represented in a legal capacity and need professional assistance navigating through the adoption process. Our team at The Barrows Firm, P.C. provide prospective parents and children the necessary representation.
Child custody disputes can become very difficult and escalate very quickly. Determining what is best for the child and best for the parents, and then trying to mold competing interest together, is not always easy. It is the public policy of Texas to ensure that children will have frequent and continuing contact with parents who have shown the ability to act in the best interest of the child; to provide a safe, stable, and non-violent environment for the child; and to encourage parents to share in the rights and responsibilities of raising their children after the parents have separated or dissolved their marriage. Current Texas law presumes that appointment of a child’s parents as joint managing conservators is in the child’s best interest unless there is a history of family violence or other extenuating circumstances involving the parents.
Child support is a percentage of the non-custodial parent’s net income. The percentage varies depending on the number of children for whom the child support is ordered and the number of other children that parent is supporting, such as children from a previous marriage.
Our team at The Barrows Firm is very experienced in correctly calculating child support and in discovering income sources.
A divorce can be one of the most difficult events to happen to a person during their life. Divorces in Texas are required to meet certain eligibility requirements before being finalized. Our team can help you navigate this challenging life event with the support and experience.
Enforcement issues occur when custody, divorce, property division and other matters are not handled properly. If you are engaged in an enforcement matter, our team at The Barrows Firm can provide you with the support and strategy you need to resolve the situation as fast as possible.
Sometimes changes need to be made for good reasons – loss of a job or income source, or maybe a change in the ability to work. Court-ordered support matters must be modified properly to ensure that changes are recorded and additional fees are not incurred.