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divorce lawyers Austin Texas

Attorneys for Child Custody, Spousal Support and Property Division Disputes

Families can face a wide range of legal issues. While the majority of these issues involve divorce, we advocate on behalf of families in a full array of legal matters.

Our Areas of Practice

Powers Kerr & Rashidi, PLLC has the experience needed to help families in Austin resolve complex legal issues such as the following:

  • Divorce - As experienced divorce mediators and certified collaborative lawyers, our team has the skills to advocate on behalf of clients interested in negotiated uncontested divorce. When clients need to go to an Austin courtroom to protect their interests, we are fierce advocates for our clients in contested divorce proceedings.
  • Child Custody and Support - Any divorce with minor children affects the parent-child relationship. While Texas law provides flexibility in the rights and duties of parents—including child custody, child support, and visitation—our attorneys help ensure the best interests of the children remain the foremost legal concern. If circumstances change at any time after the finalization of a custody order, we help with child custody and support modification cases in Austin and throughout TX.
  • Spousal Support - Texas law does not guarantee spousal support (alimony), but with appropriate proof of financial need, either spouse can pursue support for any period required. Our attorneys work closely with clients to gather the information necessary to support this need.
  • Pre-Marital and Post-Marital Agreements - Austin divorce lawyers often help couples create an agreement before or during a happy marriage. We understand the issues that often arise, and we can help clients create a pre-marital or post-marital agreement to protect their rights in the future.
  • Adoptions - Adopting a child can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life, but potentially devastating legal issues can arise. Our lawyers understand the formalities of the legal adoption process, and we help couples work within the adoption laws to build a happy family.
  • Protective Orders and Family Violence - Family violence involves many legal issues, but perhaps the most important issue is finding ways to protect family members from future violence.
  • Paternity - After establishing the paternity of a child, both parents must deal with issues pertaining to custody and support. We have the skills to help parents develop a parenting plan to ensure they both carry appropriate financial responsibility while setting a schedule that allows them to spend time with the child.

Experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution

The majority of couples can avoid the stress of a courtroom proceeding by negotiating the terms of divorce. Our attorneys help families retain control over their own futures through out-of-court settlements using alternative dispute resolution methods such as the following:

  • Mediation - During mediation, a third party acts as a facilitator to assist the parties in resolving their dispute. Texas courts generally require mediation before the parties may proceed to trial. As certified mediators, our lawyers frequently act in this capacity in a variety of family law matters.
  • Collaborative Law - Collaborative law is a method of representation that promotes settlement between parties as an alternative to litigation, and it has built-in incentives for avoiding emotionally charged and financially exhausting legal confrontations. The parties agree, together with their attorneys, to seek resolution of all issues through ongoing negotiations, rather than pursuing adversarial proceedings in court. Certified as collaborative attorneys, our lawyers effectively represent clients through the collaborative law process.

Contact an Experienced Divorce and Family Lawyer in Austin

Our Austin family and divorce attorneys have multiple decades of experience helping families work through a wide range of legal issues. Our lawyers are Board Certified in Family Law. Whatever situation you face, we compassionately guide you through the legal process and toward the best possible future for you and your family. Contact Powers Kerr & Rashidi, PLLC today at 512-610-6199.

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