Austin Child Custody Attorney
Caring Representation from an Austin Family Lawyer
Menduni Martindill, PLLC is a law firm based in Austin, Texas. We exclusively practice family law, including the resolution of issues concerning child custody, child support, adoption and more. One of our leading attorneys is Board Certified in family law and all of our attorneys have extensive experience in litigation and mediation. The success of our firm comes from our dedication to our clients and our commitment to providing them with the aggressive and effective representation they deserve. We understand how important your children are to you, which is why we work diligently to protect your interests and help you meet your child custody objectives.
If you are about to enter into divorce proceedings, you need to contact a knowledgeable lawyer at our firm today. Our lawyers will take the time to answer your questions, evaluate your current situation, advise you of your legal options, and help you determine the best course of action to pursue. We know you want what is best for your children, while at the same time you want to see that your parental rights to care for and protect your children remains intact. Our firm welcomes any case, big or small. No matter if both parents are able to come to a quick, amenable resolution or they will require hours of mediation and negotiation, we are here to look out for you.
Child support in the state of Texas is determined by a very exact and specific formula, as laid out in the Texas Family Code. The formula itself is based on the paying parent's net resources and the number of children from the marriage. There are situations where it is appropriate to deviate from the formula set out in the Texas Family Code. Which parent will be responsible for paying child support is determined either through a mutually agreed-upon decision or through a decision handed down by the court.
In this day and age, neither parent will be automatically granted custody of their children in a divorce. Both mothers and fathers have equal rights to their children. If you need legal representation to protect your interests and help see that your parental rights for visitation or custody are not at risk, we advise you contact our firm.
Modifications of Child Support
In certain cases, after a divorce or separation from your child's parent has been finalized and orders for child support have been handed down, circumstances may change warranting the need to adjust the current child support orders. If you would like to seek modifications of a child support order, contact our firm today. We will evaluate your situation and advise you on how best to proceed.
Modifications of Child Custody
After a judge determines child custody in a divorce case or separation from your child's parent, the parents are expected to follow the child custody order for the best interest of their child(ren). In some instances, however, modifications may need to be made for the benefit of either the child or one of the parents. In such cases, we recommend you contact our firm so that we can advise you of your legal options. .
Parenting Time & Visitation Rights
We know how important it is for each parent to maintain a relationship with their child, even after the parents have split up. If you are currently in the middle of a divorce or separated from your child's parent we advise you contact a knowledgeable attorney from our firm so that we can advise you on how to best protect your parenting time & visitation rights.
Once child custody has been determined and approved by the court, the primary parent must receive approval from a judge in order to move out of state with their child unless both parties agree. If you wish you move your child out of state, or you wish to file a motion to prevent your ex-spouse or ex-partner from moving out of state with your child, contact our firm.
Even after a couple gets divorced, they still have certain rights and responsibilities towards their child(ren). As part of divorce proceedings, these responsibilities will be laid out, especially in regards to child custody, child support and visitation rights.
Contact our Austin divorce attorneys today!
Our attorneys are active members of the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, the Austin Bar Association Family Law Section, and the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. We have obtained recognition for our hard work and success, including one of our lead attorneys being named as a Texas Rising Star by Texas Monthly Magazine. This award is an honor intended to recognize up and coming Texas lawyers and is one that is given to less than 5% of all practicing lawyers. When you need representation in child custody matters, we are here for you. To schedule a confidential consultation to discuss and review your case, contact an attorney from our firm.