Here at Streltsov Family Law we believe that every client should receive personal and custom care tailored to their specific case and set of circumstances.
Streltsov Family Law handles a wide array of Family Law cases including but not limited to:
Divorce (contested and uncontested)
At Streltsov Family Law we handle all types of divorce including both Contested and Uncontested Divorces. If you and your spouse have come to an agreement about all issues including all child custody, visitation, and support issues as well as all property and debt issues, congratulations you probably have an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is often the fastest and most cost effective way to get divorced. Our Firm routinely handles these types of cases at a Flat fee rate, this means you get all the work done for one guaranteed price and this includes all court costs and fees as well as all the attorney time. For more information please call or e-mail our office today.
A contested divorce does not mean you contest the actual divorce, but rather the terms of your divorce which relate to property or child custody, support, and visitation . Contested divorces are often more complicated and messy then any other type of litigation however you and your spouse may ultimately be able to reach a divorce agreement through mediation. In fact, most divorces settle before trial. However, while we do all we can to avoid a costly, time-consuming trial, our experienced attorney is prepared to litigate your case in court if necessary to protect your rights and make sure you achieve the best possible outcome for your case. For more information please call or e-mail our office today.
A military divorce follows all the same steps as any other divorce in the State of Texas however if you are a service member you know that there are some things that are just unique to you and your life. Military Divorces often include unique provisions addressing issues like military retirement and child custody and access provisions while a service member is deployed. These types of issues are often overlooked by service members and their attorneys during the divorce process however these provisions may have major consequences for service members post divorce so these are not issues you want to leave out of your divorce. For more information please call or e-mail our office today.
SAPCR (child custody and support orders for parents who are not married)
SAPCR stands for Suit Affecting the Parent Child Relationship. If you are not married but have a child with someone this is the appropriate type of suit for you. SAPCRs deal with Child Custody, Visitation, Child Support, and Child Health Insurance issues. As with divorces these suits can be completely uncontested or contested. If you and the child's other parent have come to an agreement about all issues including all child custody, visitation, and support issues congratulations you probably have an uncontested SAPCR. An uncontested SAPCR is often the fastest and most cost effective way to get orders regarding your child done. Our Firm routinely handles these types of cases at a Flat fee rate, this means you get all the work done for one guaranteed price and this includes all court costs and fees as well as all the attorney time. For more information please call or e-mail our office today.
A contested SAPCR means that you and the other parent do not agree about child custody, support, visitation, or health insurance for your child. Child custody suits are often the most complicated and messy type of litigation. Sometimes you and your spouse may ultimately be able to reach an agreement through mediation or other settlement process. However, while we do all we can to avoid a costly, time-consuming trial, our experienced attorney is prepared to litigate your case in court if necessary to protect your rights and make sure you achieve the best possible outcome for you and your child. For more information please call or e-mail our office today.
Adoptions / Terminations
Adoptions are a joyous and exciting life event for many families. However, they can also be legally complicated. A mistake or mix-up can have wide-ranging consequences. If you are considering adoption, it is important to consult with a family law attorney to guide you through the process. For all adoptions, the parental rights of the biological parents must be terminated —meaning they will no longer be a legal parent. This can be done voluntarily or involuntarily. In the case of an infant adoption, the biological parents retain the right to revoke their consent within a certain time frame. Additionally, all adoptions require a home screening to determine whether the adoptive parents can provide a safe, loving and financially stable environment for the child. Common types of adoptions include step parent and grandparent adoptions however there is a wide range of other adoptions available through the Texas Family Code. For more information please call or e-mail our office today.
Modifications of prior orders (including visitation and child support)
Child custody, visitation, and support orders are not necessarily permanent. When life changes, the existing orders may no longer work. Unfortunately, the process for modifying child custody and child support is not always easy. Courts take modifications seriously. In fact, courts generally resist changing child custody, visitation and support orders. Enlisting the help of an attorney is especially important when you are seeking to modify an existing order.
Common types of modifications include:
Child Support Modifications (both to increase and decrease child support) and are most commonly related to an increase or decrease in the obligor's (the person paying child support) income however they may also be related to the birth or a new child, or new circumstances that effect the obligor's ability to pay child support. It is especially important that you get an attorney to help you with any child support orders because child support orders are one of the few things that you and the other parent cannot simply agree to amongst yourselves. Any change to child support whether agreed or not MUST be done through a court order otherwise you may find yourself owing hundreds of thousands of dollars just when you think your child support obligation should be over.
Child Custody or Visitation Modifications in order to change child custody or visitation orders you must demonstrate a material and substantial change in circumstances that makes the current arrangement no longer workable. Examples of this are things such as a change in either parent's work schedule; a change in either parent's residence; a change in either parent's criminal record; the current arrangement is no longer appropriate for the child's age; the child's wishes (at a certain age); or Remarriage of the parties just to name a few.
Each modification is somewhat unique and specific to you and your circumstances to discuss whether a modification is appropriate for you please call or e-mail our office today.
Enforcement of prior orders (including visitation and child support)
As soon as a Judge signs a court order it becomes binding on both parties. If the other party disobeys the divorce decree or court order, you may be able to pursue legal action against them in court. For example, it may become necessary to pursue enforcement of your order if the other party:
The consequences for failing to comply with court orders can be severe. The party violating the order can face heavy fines, wage garnishment and even jail time. If you've had an enforcement action filed against you, it is critical to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. At Streltsov Family Law we have extensive experience in both enforcing orders and defending people from enforcements filed against them. For more information please call or e-mail our office today.
At Streltsov Family Law we also offer services for those who want to handle the litigation process on their own and just need some help with the paperwork. For more information check out the “Just the Forms” section.
To get more information on any of our practice areas or on how to get started today simply call or e-mail us for a free consultation!