Family Law Services in Dallas
Also Serving Clients Throughout Texas
At DebnamRust, P.C., we know how sensitive family law conflicts can be. We're here to make things easier for you, putting your mind at ease and shouldering the burden of your case so you can focus on yourself and your loved ones.
Our Practice Areas
At DebnamRust, P.C., our attorneys have experience helping clients navigate cases in the following practice areas:
- Parentage/paternity. Obtaining paternity rights can help a mother or father ensure their child receives the support and peace of mind they deserve. We'll help you get there.
- LGBTQ+ issues. At DebnamRust, P.C., our attorneys are committed to helping LGBTQ+ Texans navigate complex family law disputes and protect their rights.
- Family violence. If you're a survivor/victim of family violence, our lawyers can help you take steps to protect yourself, such as obtaining a temporary or permanent protective order.
- Adoption. The adoption process can be surprisingly complex. Our attorneys in Dallas will take the necessary steps to help you obtain parentage.
- Divorce. It's no secret that divorces are legally and emotionally challenging. Our experienced attorneys are here to help you navigate the process with confidence and pursue the best outcome for your short and long-term needs.
- Post-divorce modifications. Not all court orders are evergreen. We'll work with you to petition the court to modify an outdated court order.
- Prenuptial agreements. A prenup enables you to protect your property and even forge a stronger bond with your spouse. We'll help you draft a thorough prenup that serves your needs.
- Child custody. We know how daunting custody disputes can be for parents, which is why we do everything in our power to help clients obtain an equitable custody arrangement that enables them to spend time with their child(ren).
- Child support and spousal maintenance. Child and spousal support cases are often incredibly contentious - our lawyers will help you defend your rights in and out of court.
- Child Welfare. Our attorney Derek Mergele-Rust has years of experience in child abuse law and neglect law and can help you navigate the legal complexities associated with these cases.
At DebnamRust, P.C., our attorneys are committed to helping Texans in a wide range of legal disputes protect their rights and best interests.
Family Law FAQ:
What Does a Family Lawyer Do?
Depending on your legal needs, your attorney can help you with any of the following:
- Mediating or drafting up divorce agreements
- Helping modify child custody or child support orders
- Guiding you through the ins and outs of the adoption process
- Working to obtain a protective order on your behalf if you have been abused by a family member
- Helping to draft up prenuptial or postnuptial agreements
- Representing your best interests in court when it comes to divorce proceedings or other family law matters
At the end of the day, your lawyer’s job is to fight for your best interests and ensure that you are kept well informed about your court case proceedings and what your next steps should be. Your attorney is not only your advocate, but also your guide through the complex legal process.
Do Lawyers Go to Court For Family Law in Texas?
Yes! In many cases your lawyer may accompany you to court and/or file motions at the court on your behalf. Your lawyer will also stay in contact with the court to ensure that you don’t miss any important trial or hearing dates and ensure that motions are filed on time.
In Texas, the family court process follows a specific set of procedures to address family law matters. It's important to note that family court procedures may vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case, local court rules, and the judge's discretion. Consulting with an attorney who specializes in family law in Dallas Texas is advisable to navigate the process effectively.
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Client-CenteredOur lawyers are here to support you by providing you with reliable legal advice and shouldering the burden of your case.
Open CommunicationEven legal processes that initially appear simple can quickly become complex. We ensure that all of our clients are educated and prepared along the way.
Stress-FreeWe'll help you fill out and file forms for your case - streamlining the process so that you don't have to worry about getting bogged down in legal minutiae.
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