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Family Law

Family Law Addresses Marriage, Divorce, and Child Related Issues.

Family Law Issues Can Be Extremely Complex. Our San Antonio Based Family Law Attorney Understands the Sensitivity Required to Find a Solution that Works for Your Circumstances.

Family law is a legal practice area that exists to protect the rights of individuals and children in matters related to family and domestic relations. Anyone who finds themselves needing a family law attorney in San Antonio should schedule an initial consultation with The Law Offices of Cesar A. Montalvo to better understand their options during this stressful time. Your situation is unique, and we will strategize a focused plan to achieve your specific goals.

When facing potentially life-changing events such as divorce or fighting for your child, you want an experienced attorney that can help you navigate the process successfully and achieve the best possible outcome. The compassionate attorneys at The Law Offices of Cesar A. Montalvo are here to support you. We have the expertise to address these emotionally sensitive and sometimes intense legal proceedings. The rules are still the same and apply to all parties regardless of asset levels and we will not let anyone take advantage of you during this challenging time. We will explain what you should expect at temporary and final hearings and help guide you to the best possible resolution.

A Trusted San Antonio Divorce Lawyer That Protects Your Rights During the Divorce Process

San Antonio Divorce LawyerMaking the decision to end a marriage is never easy. Having an experienced divorce lawyer on your side can make a world of difference in how your divorce turns out, even more so if your situation is contentious or highly volatile. On the legal side, there are many aspects of the divorce process that you may not be aware of or may need help working through. Aside from acknowledging the financial impact of a divorce, you should be aware of the historically recognized grounds for divorce, which include insupportabilty (also known as irreconcilable differences); cruelty; abandonment; adultery; conviction of a felony; living apart; and confinement in a mental hospital. For more information on any of these topics, please schedule an initial consultation with our divorce lawyer.

Texas is a no-fault state for divorce so an uncontested divorce is not difficult, especially if any of the recognized grounds for divorce apply to your situation. However, in Bexar County, if children are involved, you are requesting spousal support, or there are issues with debt and property division, it is best to hire a San Antonio divorce lawyer who will examine all aspects of your case and put your needs first. From the basic annulment to the most complex divisions, The Law Offices of Cesar A. Montalvo can handle all divorce related matters, including:

  • Pre-nup / Post-nup Agreements
  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Annulment

Our San Antonio Custody Lawyer Protects Your Parental Rights and the Rights of Your Children

family law attorneyWhen children are involved, it’s easy to lose sight of what is most important for their needs. These cases are often filled with conflict which can have a negative effect on the children and their relationship with both parents. Our San Antonio custody lawyer will help you refocus on the most important issues at hand – making sure your children know they are not the cause of your divorce and that they are loved and will be taken care of.

Instead of thinking in terms of “custody”, it is better to think in terms of Parenting Time and Decision-Making. Spelling out who the children will be living with the majority of the time, when visitation will occur, and how holidays will be handled are included under Parenting Time. Developing a workable parenting plan spells out dates, times, and places and offers an opportunity to work together to find common ground and keep the child’s best interests in focus. We have found that the better this is spelled out, the less conflict there tends to be going forward. The Decision-Making portion of the equation determines which parent will decide on schools, religion, doctors, etc. This is usually the parent with the day-to-day custodial responsibilities. Many times, the court will look at how these decisions were made prior to the divorce.

Additionally, the non-custodial parent is ordered to provide financial support to preserve a child's standard of living and help them to grow and thrive in the future. The courts use a mathematical formula based on Texas state law guidelines and the number of children to determine the amount of child support to be paid. These payments may be adjusted based on the children's needs and continue until the child turns 18. In many circumstances, the support allocated during your divorce may not be adequate. If you need to increase or decrease payments, we may be able to help you make a compelling case for a modification.

Our qualified San Antonio custody lawyer can provide you with the information you need to make well-informed decisions regarding joint custody vs sole custody, support payments, and other concerns about your children, including:

  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Visitation
  • Paternity / Father’s rights
  • Grandparents Rights
  • Enforcement of orders
  • Modification of agreements
  • Relocation with child
  • Child abuse / neglect
  • Unfit Parent
  • Parental Alienation

We all Want a Successful Marriage and Happy Family Life.

If that's not your case, we are here to support you. Contact The Law Offices of Cesar A. Montalvo to schedule and initial consultation regarding your family law questions.