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What can a good family law attorney do for me?
Divorces, child custody cases and litigation in general can involve a complex maze of legal, procedural and evidentiary rules. In most instances, a person with little or no legal training will have an extremely difficult time successfully navigating the system on their own. This is especially true if the other side has representation while you do not. A good attorney can have a major impact on maximizing the chances of a positive outcome in your case. Even if you and your spouse, for example, have come to an agreement on all major issues in the case, a skilled attorney can still ensure that your agreement is properly drafted and meets all legal requirements. Attorney Mark Roles has witnessed many individuals over the years who opted to “do it on their own,” only to devote additional hours later to fix a mess that could have easily been avoided! A good attorney can truly be an invaluable asset in protecting and fighting for your rights.
What are grounds for divorce in Texas?
The most common legal ground for a divorce is called insupportability, which essentially means that one or both spouses no longer wish to remain married to each other and there is no reasonable expectation the relationship can be reconciled. Since it does not require proof that a spouse is at fault for the breakup of the marriage, insupportability is a “no-fault” ground for divorce. Texas does, however, recognize certain fault-based grounds for divorce.
For more commonly asked questions regarding divorce, custody & other family law matters, visit our divorce & family law FAQ section.
What should I do if I’ve been injured through no fault of my own?
The first thing you should do following a serious injury, of course, is seek medical treatment. As soon as practicable, however, you or a member of your family should get in touch with a dedicated Texas personal injury attorney. A personal injury lawyer can protect your rights following a severe injury and advise you on whether you should file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries.
Should I accept a settlement I am being offered by an insurance company for my injury?
You should never agree to any settlement unless you have first discussed the offer with a knowledgeable Texas personal injury lawyer. The insurance company has an incentive to pay you the least amount of compensation for your injuries. You are much more likely to receive a fairer settlement when the insurance company knows your personal injury attorney is willing and able to go to trial on your behalf to get what you deserve.
For more answers to commonly asked questions regarding personal injury, visit our personal injury FAQ section.
What can I do to prepare for a meeting with an attorney? What should I be doing in anticipation of meeting with an attorney?
The more prepared you are to discuss your case with your attorney, the better prepared your attorney will be in giving you the best advice possible under the circumstances. Preparing for your meeting gives you the opportunity to make a list of questions and talking points you want to discuss—and gives your potential lawyer a better idea of what your case entails. Create a timeline of relevant events in your case, addressing the who, what, when, where, and how of the facts. Gather and preserve all relevant evidence in your case, such as documents, emails, photographs, videos, etc., and organize the evidence in an easily accessible format. Write down the names and contact information of all witnesses that may have firsthand knowledge of relevant facts. Remember that your preparation and organization of your case, whether before the initial meeting with an attorney or after the creation of the attorney-client relationship, can greatly enhance your legal representation and, ultimately, the results of your case.
Is it okay for me to discuss my legal situation with other people?
No. Until or unless you have spoken with your attorney and he or she has agreed to communications with a third party, it is best to keep all communications exclusively between you and your attorney.
For more commonly asked questions regarding civil litigation matters, visit our civil litigation FAQ section.
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Navigating Texas’ legal system can be daunting. In addition to the seemingly endless amount of laws and statutes, those participating in the judicial system — especially those who are doing so for the first time — are often hamstrung by the fact that they are simply not licensed attorneys. Do not jeopardize your future — speak with a committed professional at The Law Offices of Mark C. Roles, P.C. today.