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Family Law

 

As a small firm with large ideals, we recognize that every client is a different, unique individual but the circumstances that require legal representation are always a difficult chapter of life. We are sensitive to the stress and anxiety clients feel during these times. Every member of our firm is committed to providing superior client service during the entire legal process. We want each client to have the most favorable experience possible working with us that ultimately leads to the outcome for the case that upholds the best interests of the client.

Our lawyer, Charles E. Beachley III, has been Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1989, but also has the broad experience to avoid that tunnel vision from which so many family law practitioners can suffer.  The effect of the Family Code reaches far beyond what is usually considered family law, and our visions for your solutions do as well.

Texas Academy of Family Law Specialist 

Domestic Violence

Unfortunately, domestic violence or accusation of it can be a part of family life, especial during a divorce. An accusation of domestic violence is a serious charge with profound implications in Texas. Located in Lewisville, our legal team represents clients for domestic violence issues throughout North Texas.

 

Domestic Violence

In cases of domestic violence, we represent the victims and alleged perpetrators. For clients who are victims of domestic violence, we help them attain protect orders in the timely manner that they require to ensure peace of mind. These can last several years and prohibit the possession of firearms or ammunition for the duration of the order.

Contrary to popular belief, domestic violence does not just affect women. Men and other family members can be victims besides married couples, including:

  • Domestic partners

  • Parents

  • People dating

  • Persons offering refuge

  • Spouses and ex-spouses

Domestic abuse carries a social stigma and serious potential penalties for the accused. In addition to potential jail time and fines, the criminal charge of family violence and subsequent protective orders often involve other limitations, including:

  • Access to spouse

  • Access to children

  • Joint conservatorships

  • Child visitation

  • Licenses

Domestic violence issues are complicated family law matters that can benefit from the skilled representation we offer. The severity of the implications warrants the guidance of experienced legal counsel. It is also important to note that the court also takes false accusations of domestic violence seriously.

 

Family Violence

Have you been involved with a domestic violence incident? Would you like to speak with an experienced family law attorney about the matter? Please call us or send us an e-mail to schedule an initial consultation and case evaluation with one of our experienced lawyers.

 

 

 

Prenuptial Agreements

 

Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements are becoming more common. An experienced attorney well versed in family law is vital to draft the proper documentation required for these premarital agreements. Our experienced staff help clients make this important step in a manner that will withstand any future legal scrutiny. We represent clients with prenuptial or postnuptial agreement issues in North Texas.

In the event of a divorce, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement defines obligations and rights, especially in regard to finances. Through our careful legal counsel, we can identify any future property division or spousal support to avoid discrepancies later. These premarital arrangements can be advantageous in addressing how to handle:

 

  • Children from other relationships

  • Debt

  • Heirs

  • Large inheritances

  • Second marriages

  • Substantial assets

  • Taxes

Some couples are opting to have a videotape made of them signing a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement to serve as a record. In any case, to meet legal requirements both spouses must fully disclose all of their assets and debts. They must voluntarily sign the prenuptial agreement without coercion.

Prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements are the same thing done at different times. Prenuptial agreements can only be done before a marriage begins. Postnuptial agreements can be completed at any time after the marriage has started. For either option, we have the family law background clients need to make all the legal arrangements.