Dismissal Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon
Successful Division of Assets Divorce Proceeding
Not Guilty Burglary of Habitation
Achieved Sole Custody Child Custody Case
Not Guilty Assault Family Violence
Awarded Alimony Divorce Proceeding

Huntsville Family Law & Criminal Defense Attorneys

Huntsville Divorce Lawyers

Huntsville Law Group is a Huntsville, Texas-based law firm that serves clients along the Interstate 45 corridor. With over 60 years combined experience in a broad range of legal areas, our lawyers are dedicated to providing our clients with high quality legal representation.

When faced with a legal matter, hiring the right lawyer is critical. The outcome of your case can largely depend on your lawyer. You want a lawyer who is experienced and knowledgeable about the law. It is important to hire a lawyer who is skilled in the courtroom and willing to go to trial on your behalf. The lawyers at Huntsville Law Group have extensive trial experience in both civil and criminal cases.

Turn to the experienced trial lawyers at Huntsville Law Group for all your legal needs.

Divorce and Family Law

Our experienced Huntsville divorce attorneys are ready to fight for you. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping you go through the difficult process of divorce, child custody or other family law issue. Whether you need someone to fight for custody of your child or ensure that your rights and property are protected in a divorce, the lawyers at Huntsville Law Group can help.

Divorce

In addition to being emotionally stressful, divorce often includes a battle over child custody, assets and debts, and spousal support. We understand the toll that a divorce can take on a family. The experienced Huntsville divorce attorneys at Huntsville Law Group can guide you through the process with information and compassion.

Divorce is a complicated legal battle, which may include some or all of these issues:

  • Alimony, also known as spousal support, which can be a complex issue depending on various factors that the court will review to determine if it is to be granted and the amount and duration of the support
  • Asset and debt division; in all divorce cases, marital property and debts will need to divided and distributed in a way that is fair and equitable to both parties. The property must be correctly characterized to determine what property is “community property” versus “separate property”, which can have a dramatic effect on divorce proceedings.
  • Business ownership is a complicated issue in terms of the division of marital property. Even in businesses categorized as separate property prior to marriage, the increase in value over the time of the marriage can raise issues that need to be addressed and resolved.
  • Child issues, including child custody, visitation, rights and duties, conservatorship, and child support. This issue is often hotly contested and a source of deep concern for parents. Child support must be determined according to state guidelines and approved by the court; in many cases, this can be complicated by various factors such as children from a previous relationship, r children born after you and your spouse separated.
  • Common law marriage; there is no such thing as a common law divorce, so if you have a common law marriage, you need to get a divorce so that you can move on with your life.

In Huntsville, the attorneys of Huntsville Law Group are reputable divorce lawyers who fight for their client’s rights.

Divorces in Texas

Your divorce may be uncontested. Your divorce is uncontested if you know where your spouse is located, you and your spouse agree on all the terms for your divorce, and your spouse will sign the necessary paperwork. An uncontested divorce may be complete in as little as 61 days. There is a mandatory 60-day waiting period for a divorce in Texas. In an uncontested divorce, the parties sign a divorce agreement laying out the terms of the divorce for their property and children and submit to the judge for approval. A contested divorce can transition into an uncontested divorce if the parties cannot resolve their differences.

If you and your spouse disagree on how to handle any aspect of your divorce, your divorce is contested. The divorce process typically looks something like this for contested cases:

One party (the petitioner) files a petition for divorce. The petition includes the petitioner's “wish list” of proposed terms for the divorce. It also provides the court with information about the marriage and the cause of the divorce.

The petitioner must then serve their spouse (the respondent) through a process server. If you are served with divorce papers, you need to contact a lawyer immediately. There is a deadline for you to file an answer. If you do not timely respond after you’ve been served, your spouse can take a default judgment against you and ask the court to award everything he or she has asked for in the petition.

If children or financial matters need immediate resolution, the court may issue temporary orders to determine how the parties handle issues such as visitation with the children and responsibility for the payment of bills, while the divorce is ongoing.

The parties will then most likely be ordered to attend mediation. Mediation gives the parties an opportunity to negotiate a settlement without the involvement of the judge. We always recommend crafting a settlement that you can live with at mediation, if your spouse is prepared to be reasonable. If it is not possible to reach a settlement that you can live with, the case will proceed to trial.

The final step a contested divorce is trial. After hearing evidence from both parties, the judge will issue a ruling that the judge considers equitable based on the evidence and testimony. The lawyers draft a decree of divorce based on the judge’s rulings.

Having an experienced lawyer by your side is vital if you want to obtain the best results in your divorce. Call the Huntsville divorce attorneys today at (936) 649-1051.

Child Custody

Custody issues are often the most heated and sensitive area of family law. Texas courts use the “best interest of the child” standard to decide custody issues. Courts may consider the relationship between each parent and the child, the health and safety of the child, the health of the parents, any history of child abuse and other factors.

The experienced and knowledgeable lawyers at Huntsville Law Group will fight for custody of your child!

Child Support

Our experienced family lawyers are ready to help you get the support that you need to care for your child. Let us help you understand your options in a child support case.

Parents have a responsibility to provide for their children’s financial needs, even after their marriage or relationship has ended.

The Texas Family Code determines the amount of child support based upon the net resources of the parent who is obligated to pay, usually the noncustodial parent (called the “obligor”). The amount of support owed will be calculated based on a percentage of the obligor's net income and the number of children they have, as long as all children are from the same relationship. If the obligor also has children from other relationships, calculating the amount of child support becomes more complex. You also get a discount on your child support if you are the obligor and you provide health insurance to your children.

There are additional factors that the court may consider when determining child support payments, based on the guidelines in Texas Family Code Chapter 154.123.

In Huntsville, the divorce lawyers of Huntsville Law Group will fight for you.

Criminal Law

Facing criminal charges can be overwhelming and incredibly stressful. An experienced criminal lawyer can make the journey through the criminal courts less painful.

You should talk to a lawyer as soon as possible after you are arrested. Although your court date may be months away, there are things that your attorney can do to improve the odds of a favorable outcome.

How Can a Lawyer Help?

You should never assume that the state can prove the case against you. The law requires that the prosecution prove each element of the case beyond a reasonable doubt before a jury of your peers. This is a high standard. An experienced criminal trial lawyer may be able to get some of the evidence that the police gathered against you suppressed.

How Do I Know Which Attorney to Hire?

Hiring the right lawyer is critical. The outcome of your case can largely depend on your lawyer. You want a lawyer who is experienced and knowledgeable about criminal law. It is important to hire a lawyer who is skilled in the courtroom and willing to go to trial on your behalf. Two of our attorneys are former prosecutors who have tried everything from speeding tickets to murders. Our attorneys have over 60 years combined experience in the courtroom.

You should also consider hiring an attorney who is familiar with the prosecutors, judges, court personnel and law enforcement in the local criminal justice system.

Call the experienced criminal defense lawyers Huntsville Law Group at (936) 649-1051.

DWI / DUI/ Intoxication Assault / Intoxication Manslaughter

Having a DWI conviction on your record can be devastating. In addition to increasing your insurance premiums, a DWI can have other negative consequences. It can affect your career, custody of your children and professional licenses. Many employers require background checks as a condition of employment.

What Should I Do After Being Charged With Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence?

You should hire an experienced lawyer immediately. Not all lawyers are equal. You need someone who is experienced and well versed in the law. Each of our lawyers has over twenty years of experience. We have extensive experience defending individuals charged with DWIs.

We defend DWIs, DUIs, Felony DWIs, Drug DWIs, Boating While Intoxicated, Intoxication Assault and Intoxication Manslaughter.

Drug Charges

The criminal defense trial lawyers at Huntsville Law Group have years of experience defending individuals against misdemeanor and felony drug charges. We have experience handling many types of drug charges, including:

  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of a Dangerous Drug
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in Drug-Free Zone
  • Manufacture & Delivery of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver
  • Possession of Drugs without Prescription (Xanax, Oxycontin, Vicodin, Hydrocodone, Adderall)
Assault / Aggravated Assault / Family Violence / Domestic Violence

A criminal conviction involving family or domestic violence carries more severe penalties than similar crimes committed against a person who is not family. If you have been charged with a crime involving domestic violence, it is imperative that you hire a skilled attorney to represent you.

Call the experienced criminal defense lawyers at Huntsville Law Group today at (936) 649-1051!

Personal Injury

If you are the victim of an auto accident, 18-wheeler wreck or motorcycle wreck, the attorneys at Huntsville Law Group can help.

Insurance companies frequently call victims of wrecks immediately after the crash occurs and attempt to obtain information that may be used to prove that the victim is at fault. It is critical to hire an attorney as soon as possible.

If you are injured, you may be entitled to compensation for past and future medical costs, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, disfigurement and future earnings.

An experienced lawyer can guide you through the process. Let our trial lawyers fight to obtain what you deserve.

Huntsville Law Group Can Help!

Whether you are dealing with a divorce, custody issue, car wreck or criminal charges, our experienced trial lawyers can help.

Call THE EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS AT Huntsville Law Group today at (936) 649-1051!

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