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If you are facing a legal issue in your family life, finding a solution that protects your rights while also minimizing any animosity between you and your loved ones will often be the best path forward. This requires a thorough understanding of the legal aspects of your situation as well as an appreciation for the practical implications of pursuing a legal resolution.
At Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC, we have extensive experience representing clients in all types of family law matters. Our McKinney family lawyers are intimately knowledgeable about the legal issues involved in complex family law matters, and we are sensitive to the practicalities of confronting legal issues in your family life. Whether you need to protect your wealth with a premarital or postmarital agreement, are preparing for a divorce or separation, or need protection from an abusive partner or spouse, we can help, and we will do so with your immediate and long-term best interests in mind.
We're Experienced McKinney Family Lawyers
Depending upon your specific needs, resolving your family law issue may or may not involve going to court. We focus on achieving amicable resolutions whenever possible, but our family lawyers are also experienced litigators who do not hesitate to use judicial procedures when necessary. Whether you need help seeking an emergency protective order, are seeking legal representation at a hearing for a permanent restraining order, or need to go to court to secure your rights in a separation or divorce, our attorneys can gather the evidence needed to effectively represent your interests at trial.
Regardless of your situation, and even if you are not clear about your legal needs, we encourage you to give us a call. We provide free initial consultations, and our lawyers will be happy to meet with you personally to help you make informed decisions about matters such as:
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Paternity Testing
- Property Division
- Debt Division
- Spousal Support
- Domestic Violence Deterrence and Prohibition
- Premarital Agreements
- Postmarital Agreements and Partition Agreements
- Adult Name Change
As with all legal matters, when facing a family-related legal issue, taking prompt action is often the best way to avoid unnecessary stress and maximize your ability to achieve an amicable resolution. When you contact one of our McKinney family lawyers, we will arrange for you to sit down with one of our family lawyers as soon as possible.
Methods of Resolving Family-Related Legal Issues
While some family-related legal issues require judicial intervention, in many cases, spouses, partners, parents, grandparents and other family members will be able to resolve their differences without needing to go to court. When going to court is necessary, in some cases (such as when seeking protection against domestic violence or an adult name change), with the right legal representation, the process can simply be a formality. In all cases, we focus on pursuing the most-efficient method of meeting our clients’ needs, and we work closely with our clients to understand any practical or family considerations that may impact the method of resolution.
- Out-of-Court Negotiation – Oftentimes, out-of-court negotiation will be the least contentions and most cost-effective method of resolving a family law dispute. When going to court is not in anyone’s best interests, working together to craft an amicable solution can provide the certainty and closure that everyone needs to move on.
- Mediation – Mediation is a method of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that allows disagreeing family members to come to terms without asking a judge to make decisions for them. With the assistance of a neutral mediator, the family members explore creative ways to resolve their differences out of court.
- Collaborative Law – Collaborative law is a method of dispute resolution that is unique to the family setting, and that can be highly effective for divorcing spouses and family members facing a wide range of other family law matters. Working under the structure of a binding commitment not to go to court, the disputing parties negotiate with the help of experts and advisors (such as social workers and accountants) to find a mutually-agreeable path forward.
- Litigation – When out-of-court methods fail, disputing family members can go to court to secure and enforce their legal rights. From obtaining property rights in a divorce to enforcing a former spouse or partner’s child support obligations, when necessary, litigation can be an effective method for obtaining the outcome you desire.
- Filings in Court – Certain types of family law matters involve court filings, but will not necessarily involve contentious courtroom proceedings. From obtaining approval for a divorce settlement agreement to filing for a name change or protective order, whenever you need to go to court for a family law matter, it is best to have an experienced attorney by your side.
About Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC
With offices in McKinney, our firm represents individuals in family law matters throughout North Texas. We focus on achieving real-world solutions, and we do so with a careful understanding of each client’s unique personal and family circumstances. With years of experience helping clients navigate challenging family law matters and achieving favorable outcomes in complex and high-net-worth divorces, we understand what matters most, and we are passionate about ensuring that we offer each client the best path forward.
Our McKinney family lawyers have been named as Texas Rising Stars and members of the Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers. Attorney J. Ryan Nordhaus is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization – Family Law, and he is also a qualified mediator pursuant to rules promulgated by the Texas Family Code. We have been named among the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys two years in a row, and we consistently strive to provide the best possible legal representation and client service in every case we handle.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Family Lawyer
If you have questions or need help and would like to speak with an attorney, we encourage you to get in touch. To get started with a free and confidential consultation, please call (214) 726-1450 or request to speak with a family lawyer online today.