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Denton County Family Lawyers

Skilled Representation for North Texas Families

At Malik & Associates, PLLC, our dedicated advocates are familiar with the heavy toll that family disputes can take on Texas families and their loved ones. From divorce to child custody disputes, family law is easily one of the most intricate areas of our legal system. That’s why our firm is committed to serving our fellow Texans in need throughout Denton County.

Our compassionate family lawyers understand that family matters can be sensitive and emotional to the parties involved. To obtain a favorable outcome in Texas family courts, it’s imperative to secure compassionate representation you can trust to prioritize your unique needs throughout the duration of your case. Don’t wait to secure the experienced advocacy you deserve to turn the page and restore your family’s peace of mind in North Texas.

Preparing for a Texas divorce or related dispute in family court? Call (214) 881-2100 to request a consultation with our skilled Denton lawyer.

Types of Family Law Cases We Handle

Our trusted family law attorneys have extensive experience representing Denton County families in a variety of cases in Texas family courts, including:

  • Divorce – We guide clients through the divorce process, ensuring their rights and interests are protected. From negotiating property division to determining child custody and support, we strive to achieve fair and amicable resolutions or advocate vigorously in court when necessary.
  • Adoption – Our firm assists families in navigating the adoption process. From stepparent adoptions to domestic adoptions to international adoptions, our goal is to make the legal aspects as smooth as possible, allowing you to focus on building your family.
  • Child support – Our family lawyers help Texas parents establish, modify, or enforce child support orders. We work diligently to ensure that children receive the financial support they deserve, taking into account factors such as income, childcare expenses, and medical costs.
  • Spousal support – Whether you’re seeking spousal support or defending against a claim, our experienced attorneys will guide you through the process. We can carefully analyze the unique factors involved, such as income, earning capacity, and the length of the marriage, to pursue fair and just spousal support outcomes on your behalf.
  • Paternity determination – In cases where paternity needs to be established or challenged, we provide compassionate and knowledgeable representation. Our team is skilled at navigating the legal complexities surrounding paternity, including DNA testing, custody determinations, and child support matters.
  • Child custody and visitation – We understand the importance of protecting the best interests of the child in custody disputes. Our attorneys work closely with clients to develop effective parenting plans that promote the child's well-being and aim to preserve healthy parent-child relationships.
  • Separate and community property – Our family lawyers are well-versed in the intricacies of complex property division. With an in-depth understanding of complex state laws regarding asset distribution and the division of community property in Texas divorces, you can count on our skilled attorneys to guide your steps wisely while fighting to protect your hard-earned assets.
  • Modifications and enforcement actions – Texas family courts understand that life can change in a heartbeat, sometimes necessitating modifications to existing court orders regarding child support, custody, or visitation. Our firm helps clients navigate the modification process, ensuring that any changes reflect the current needs and best interests of those involved.
  • Premarital and postnuptial agreements – We assist couples in drafting and negotiating premarital and postnuptial agreements to protect their assets and clarify financial obligations. Our goal is to provide comprehensive legal advice and draft agreements that address our clients' specific concerns and protect their interests.

How Is Property Divided in a Texas Divorce?

In a divorce, property division can be a confusing and contentious topic for many Texas couples. Legal processes for asset distribution and property division during divorce vary from state to state. To maximize your chances of securing a desired outcome in the courtroom, it’s important to have a basic understanding of the method used by family courts to divide property in a Texas divorce.

In the U.S., the family courts in each state can divide property using one of two systems: community property or equitable distribution.

Community Property

As a community property state, family courts in Texas consider any property accrued during the duration of marriage to be “community property” (e.g., jointly owned by both spouses).

Community property includes assets and debts accumulated throughout the marriage, regardless of who acquired them or whose name is on the title. Such property can encompass items like:

  • Vehicles;
  • Real estate;
  • Bank accounts;
  • Earned income;
  • Retirement funds; and
  • Any other assets acquired during the marital union.

Separate Property

However, there are exceptions to community property rules. Separate property entails individually owned assets obtained prior to marriage that aren’t subject to equal division, although certain gifts or inheritances incurred during the marriage may also be considered separate property.

While an equal division of property occurs often in Texas divorces, it’s important to understand that an exact split is never guaranteed. Although a 50/50 distribution is common, family courts have the right to determine property division at their discretion.

Passionate Advocacy for Denton County Families

Our Denton County family lawyers have extensive experience representing North Texas families in a variety of legal matters, from child support to property division. If you’re in need of qualified representation for an upcoming family court case, look no further than our compassionate advocates at Malik & Associates, PLLC. Our trusted attorneys can help you navigate the legal proceedings meticulously to maximize your chance of obtaining a favorable outcome.

Family law disputes can be complex and emotional. Our Texas lawyers are here to help. Contact us online to discuss your case with a skilled Denton attorney.

Why Should You Hire Us?

  • Transparency

    You'll be informed of every step in the case before we proceed.

  • Accessibility

    We typically respond within the hour or that same day.

  • Creative Solutions

    We look at the law differently to achieve your goals and the best outcome.

  • Educational & Empowering

    We inform our clients about the various outcomes and let them decide.