East Texas Divorce Lawyers Protect The Rights Of Clients And Their Children
Longview attorneys deliver comprehensive support when a marriage ends
At the Law Office of R. L. Whitehead, Jr. P.C. in Longview, we guide East Texas clients through the divorce process with effective, caring counsel. Our attorneys are each certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization so you can trust us to safeguard your legal rights if disputes arise over issues such as child custody, spousal maintenance and property division. With a half century of experience obtaining successful results for clients, we use our legal ability and background to help divorcing husbands and wives establish a strong foundation for themselves and their children.
Longview, TX Adoption Lawyers Manage Legal Aspects
Focused on building families
Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but a biological parent’s change of heart or an immigration setback can turn a joyous occasion into a stressful ordeal. At the Law Offices of R. L. Whitehead, Jr. P. C., we handle the complex legal procedures and frustrating red tape of the adoption process so you can focus on your new family member.
Established Attorneys Manage Child Custody Disputes In TX
Resolving issues vital to your child’s future
Child custody is one of the most difficult issues a parent faces during divorce. The attorneys at Law Offices of R. L. Whitehead, Jr. P. C. are dedicated to protecting your rights to raise your child in a healthy, thriving environment. We represent parents in Texas in all aspects of child custody and visitation, including:
TX Attorneys Work To Modify Orders And Agreements
Longview lawyers assist clients seeking changes in child support, custody or alimony
All families change over time. As their needs and goals change, legal action may be necessary to make sure that existing court orders evolve to meet new family requirements. What was suitable to the parties at the time of the divorce may no longer work as jobs change, children age and parents remarry. At Law Offices of R. L. Whitehead, Jr. P. C., we help families obtain appropriate modifications to child support, child custody, visitation, time sharing and alimony. We also address relocation issues when parents move into or out of TX.
Modifications of child custody or time sharing, child support and alimony often require proof to the court that there has been a substantial change in circumstances. Substantial changes can be as simple as a greater financial need or increase in income, or may include a change in your child’s environment or time sharing.
Established Child Support Lawyer Resolves Conflicts In TX
Skilled Longview attorney dedicated to your children’s well-being
Parents must consider not only how divorce affects them, but also how it affects their children — both emotionally and financially. At Law Offices of R. L. Whitehead, Jr. P. C., our skilled TX family law attorneys are experienced in all family law matters. We help you obtain a fair and reasonable child support arrangement that allows you to raise your child in a safe and healthy environment.
TX Attorneys Legally Establish Paternity
Longview lawyers address the privileges and responsibilities of fatherhood
Law Offices of R. L. Whitehead, Jr. P. C. has assisted many women in establishing the legal paternity of their children and helped many men obtain parental rights to their children. We are also highly familiar with how to deal with cases in which paternity is in question.
Among the great social changes of the past half-century is the greater participation of fathers in the day-to-day care of their children. No longer can it be assumed that mothers carry the responsibility alone, and many, many fathers fully participate in the joys and burdens of child-rearing. As a result of this changing role, a greater interest in fathers’ rights has emerged. Despite or because of the marked increases in the numbers of divorces and single parents in TX, more and more fathers desire to actively participate in their children’s formative years.
Whether your unique personal situation involves a father’s right to be closer to a child or the intention to prove paternity, contact us today.
Parents Seeking To Relocate
Longview Lawyers Helping Custodial Parents Relocate With Their Child
Established attorneys help families resolve disputes about moving in TX
Child custody is one of the most difficult issues a parent faces during divorce. In many cases, joint custody is awarded. This can be a great solution in the short term, but problems can arise when one parents needs to move out of the area. The attorneys at Law Offices of R. L. Whitehead, Jr. P. C. are dedicated to protecting your rights to raise your child in a healthy, thriving environment. We represent parents in Texas who are seeking permission from a court to move their children.
Pre-Nuptial & Post-Nuptial Agreements
TX Prenuptial Agreements Attorneys Protect Assets
Longview lawyers draft and enforce marital agreements
Law Offices of R. L. Whitehead, Jr. P. C. works with couples who wish to establish the terms of a settlement agreement either before or after they are married — in the event that they later decide to divorce or legally separate. While these kinds of agreements are often frowned upon by society, working out a prenuptial (premarital) agreement before marriage or a post-nuptial agreement after the fact can be very practical.
Working out the terms of a potential settlement in advance — especially if your joint and separate assets are complex and/or vast — allows you and your significant other to decide for yourselves how you wish your assets and debts to be divided.
Even though you are working on your agreement as a couple, it is important that each of you has his or her own family law attorney to represent you and your interests while protecting your rights. You will also want to make sure that your agreement with your fiancé, fiancée, or spouse is drafted correctly in the event that you do get divorced or become legally separated. Premarital and post-nuptial agreements are legal contracts that are enforceable by law and can prove challenging to contest later.
Longview Attorneys Help Abuse Victims Get Protection Orders
TX lawyers assist clients in obtaining restraining orders
The Longview lawyers at Law Offices of R. L. Whitehead, Jr. P. C. work hard to protect those who have been abused or fear that they may be abused. Our attorneys help clients file for an order of a protection from any person who they believe will hurt them. Each state’s restraining order places different restrictions on accused abusers, and many states offer more than one type of order. The orders have different names such as “restraining order,” “order of protection,” “injunction” and “protection order.” In general, the order will force a person to stay away from you physically and cease any contact. Our attorneys do whatever it takes to protect you and your family.
Child Sexual Abuse Litigation
TX Attorneys Enforce Civil Liability For Child Sexual Abuse
Holding Predators And Negligent Institutions Accountable
Child sexual abuse is one of the most abhorrent crimes imaginable. Molestation robs children of their innocence, dehumanizes them and instills in them a crippling sense of shame. By taking legal action, a survivor can choose empowerment, which is essential to recovery. In our practice, we help victims of child molestation pursue civil remedies. These actions often come after a criminal trial has determined punishment against the immediate perpetrator. Our task is to recovery monetary damages, usually against a negligent institution that failed to protect the victim. If you or your child has been a target of a child molester in TX, Law Offices of R. L. Whitehead, Jr. P. C. can help you shed the victim label. We have the knowledge, skill and experience s to assert your legal rights and fight with you for justice.
Custody (Relocation Prevention)
Experienced TX Child Custody Attorneys Oppose Parental Relocation
Determined representation for parents enforcing existing custody orders
Relocation cases come about most frequently when a custodial parent petitions the court to allow a change of residence to a location that would interfere with the noncustodial parent’s parenting time. These can be incredibly emotional conflicts, as parents face the prospect of losing regular contact with their children. At Law Offices of R. L. Whitehead, Jr. P. C. we advocate strongly for noncustodial parents whose rights are threatened. Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to halt the move altogether by opposing the motion vigorously in family court. When enforcing the existing custody order is unrealistic, we look for creative solutions that allow parents to renegotiate their parenting plan to allow joint custody. Our attorneys are determined to work for the best possible results under the facts of your case.
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Wills & Probate
Knowledgeable Longview Estates Attorneys Draft And Probate Wills
TX lawyers advise and represent testators and executors
Law Offices of R. L. Whitehead, Jr. P. C. provides a full range of services for wills: drafting, review, amendment, revocation, execution and probate. We provide reliable guidance for testators and executors. Our experience in the probate court, resolving issues related to the validity of wills, enables us to provide practical advice for testators from all walks of life. Similarly, our work in the formation of wills gives us keen insight into how executors should interpret various aspects of a will that may initially seem unclear. Whether you are a testator formulating an estate plan or an executor implementing a decedent’s wishes, Law Offices of R. L. Whitehead, Jr. P. C. can simplify many complex aspects of the tasks before you. We offer pertinent and personal legal advice to obtain the results you need in a timely manner with the least stress possible.
Advanced Directives & Power of Attorney's
Guardianships & Conservatorships
Our Guardianship And Conservatorship Attorneys Make Sure Your Dependents Are Provided For
TX trust and estate lawyers help you protect your children
When devising your estate plan, the care of your children is likely your foremost concern. The attorneys at Law Offices of R. L. Whitehead, Jr. P. C. can provide you with sound advice and professional assistance with crucial decisions about the financial support, protection and guardianship of your children.