Divorce and Family Law Attorney in Magnolia, TX

Dealing with a divorce or other family matter can be challenging and confusing. In a divorce, child custody dispute, or any other family law case, the decisions you make can have long term effects on the lives of you and your loved ones. If you are facing a difficult family law situation, having an experienced and compassionate advocate on your side is critical to getting the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Dedicated and Effective Family Attorney in Magnolia, TX

The Law Office of Emily Ross is dedicated to providing high quality, effective legal services at a time when you cannot afford to have anything less.  Regardless of whether we are negotiating your case or passionately representing your interests in Court, the focus remains on helping you obtain long term practical solutions tailored to meet your personal, financial, and emotional needs.

Why Choose Emily Ross as your Divorce and Family Law Attorney in Magnolia, TX?

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  • Dedicated

    Dedicated to providing you with the utmost care and attention.

  • Practical

    Committed to finding real world solutions to real world problems.

  • Effective

    Tirelessly working to get you the results you need and deserve.

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“Emily represented my case with compassion and care. She took the time listen to me and provide professional advise for my particular case. She paid special attention to my personal situation easing tension in an already difficult time. Emily always responded promptly and never left loose ends, she is a great legal representative as long as we do our part! I highly recommend her legal advice.”

Compassionate and Confident Representation

Family law matters often involve sensitive and emotionally charged issues that need to be handled with care and confidence. Your attorney should have the appropriate knowledge and resources to know how to preserve and protect your rights, while helping you navigate any challenges that may arise. Contact the Law Office of Emily Ross if you need guidance with a divorce, child support enforcement or modification, child custody, adoption, or any other family law matter in Magnolia Texas or any of the surrounding areas. We will be with you every step of the way to serve your needs efficiently and effectively.

Common Sense Approach

Beginning with the initial consultation, your attorney should be working with you to develop an action plan designed to accomplish your goals and eliminate to the greatest extent possible unnecessarily expensive and wasteful or time consuming tasks.

  • Understanding your circumstances and goals
  • Thorough case analysis and development of a case strategy
  • Realistic advice and guidance
  • Consistent communication and transparency during all stages of your case

Most cases either settle through an informal negotiation between the parties or a formal mediation process with the help of a neutral third party. Settlement is not only less expensive and stressful than having a trial, it also allows you and your spouse or co-parent to develop creative “outside the box” solutions that you would not be able to achieve in a trial by judge or jury.  While your attorney should make all reasonable efforts to resolve your case without going to trial, not all cases can or should settle; your attorney should be able to know how to effectively negotiate your case outside of Court and zealously advocate your interests at trial.

Effective Advocacy and Assistance with All Aspects of Divorce

As your divorce attorney in Magnolia TX, we are here to support you and to help you navigate all aspects of your case.

Temporary Orders before Final Orders: Temporary orders are designed to preserve the status quo and protect the parties, property, and children from the time a divorce is requested to the time it is finalized by a Court. Temporary orders put rules in place covering issues such as the care, custody, visitation, and support of the children, control over property, and payment of the bills.  We help you determine whether your case will need temporary orders and what aspects to address to best help protect you, your assets, and your children.

Property Division: In a divorce, the assets owned by you and your spouse must be identified, valued, and allocated to each spouse. Texas is a community property state, meaning that, with the exception of separate property, each spouse jointly owns all assets and debts acquired or created during the marriage by either spouse. Community property in a divorce is subject to a “just and right” division. Courts look at a variety of factors to assess each party’s need for support and relative educational and financial positions, whether either party is at fault for the breakup of the marriage, the length of the marriage and the type of property involved.  We assist in applying these factors to help develop a property division that is equitable and protects your financial future.

Spousal Maintenance: If you meet certain criteria and the property awarded to you upon a divorce is not sufficient to meet your minimum reasonable needs, you may be entitled to receive spousal maintenance, more commonly known as alimony, after your divorce is final.  We will identify and effectively advocate your need for maintenance to allow for a more successful and peaceful transition to your post-divorce life.

Uncontested Divorce: An uncontested divorce is one where you and your spouse have reached an agreement on all issues affecting either person, your property, and your children, and you need an attorney simply to help you formalize your agreement.  Even after having worked everything out amongst yourselves, an experienced attorney should prepare the divorce decree and any other documents that accurately and completely represents your agreement and finally resolves all issues. We can help you get it right the first time in a cost-effective manner by preparing and filing the necessary documents for you.

Trusted Assistance in Child Custody Matters

Issues affecting your child are often the most emotionally charged and contested areas of any case. Rest assured that the firm is experienced in all areas of child custody law and can help you navigate this difficult and stressful process.

Child Custody and Visitation: Texas presumes that it is in the best interest of the children for parents to share in the rights and duties of raising their children.  This shared custody arrangement, legally known as joint managing conservatorship, also often provides for each parent to have shared possession and access to the children. However, shared does not mean equal when it comes to custody or possession, and in divorce cases involving children, custody and visitation issues can become complicated due to high emotions and other factors that can make reaching an agreement difficult or even impossible. We examine every situation carefully to help you seek an arrangement that’s in the best interest of your children while protecting your rights and obligations as a parent or caregiver.

Child Support: While child support is typically set based on guidelines under Texas law, your attorney should be able to identify when your situation warrants looking beyond the guidelines and advocating for something different and tailored to your needs. Generally, each parent will be obligated in some way to provide for child or medical support of the children. How that will be allocated will depend on a variety of factors, including which parent will be the primary caretaker and each parent’s circumstances, the allocation of periods of possession between the parents or caregivers, the child’s needs, and the financial ability of the parent or caregiver to provide for the children.

Experienced Divorce and Family Law Attorney for your Legal Problems

While you’re dealing with the emotional toll of your divorce or custody issue, you need a voice to help you navigate the legal process with the sound judgment to help you make smart and practical decisions and experience necessary to fiercely advocate your interests.

If you find yourself needing a divorce or family law attorney, contact the Law Office of Emily T. Ross, PLLC to discuss your situation.  Call our Magnolia, TX firm at (281) 305-2775 to schedule an initial consultation.