Family Law

FAMILY LAW

AREA OF FOCUS: FAMILY LAW

We represent both mothers and fathers with the dissolution of marriage (divorce), paternity, and adoption proceedings. We also help clients allocate parental conservatorship (custody), parental access (visitation), child support (including modifications), maintenance, and resolve property settlement disputes. Because we understand unanticipated quarrels arise during familial disputes, we counsel our clients throughout the process to ensure the best possible outcome for all parties, especially the affected children.

Whether you are concerned about divorce, child custody, support, adoption or any other family law matter, we are committed to providing you with an honest assessment of all aspects of your case that will allow you to make well-informed decisions. You can trust in The Law Office of Arthur J. White III, P.C., to protect your rights and interests, in court and out.

To schedule a consultation to discuss your family law concerns, contact The Law Office of Arthur J. White III, P.C. today.

CHILD CUSTODY

In matters of child custody, the Texas Family Code provides for a basic framework, defining the rights and duties of a parent as well as times of possession, known as a standard possession order. This defines the legal rights and responsibilities of each parent, such as where the child lives (right of domicile) and goes to school (education rights) and who is responsible for making medical decisions.

A standard possession order generally divides the child’s time roughly in half between both parents and establishes guidelines for parental access or visitation. Texas courts prefer to establish joint custody arrangements with one parent awarded primary physical custody and the other parent often ordered to pay child support.

We have pursued cases on behalf of many different types of clients in numerous situations and are able to use this knowledge to your advantage. Winning child custody can be extremely difficult and taxing on you and your child. We are able to tailor our representation to suit your individual needs in order to minimize the negative impact that this matter has on your lives.

There are more than 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Choosing a child custody attorney is one of the most important decisions a person can make in their lifetime. Those that choose Houston child custody attorney Arthur White III choose a lawyer with a proven track record who treats his clients with professionalism and will fight to the end for them.

If you are in need of a child custody attorney in the Houston or surrounding area, please contact us for a free initial consultation.

CHILD SUPPORT

Child support has become a hotly debated subject in today’s society. Many single mothers and fathers rely on the support from the child’s other parent in order to provide the best possible life for the child.

The Texas Family Code has guideline percentages that apply to the first $8,550.00 of the non-custodial parent’s income. If the child has proven special needs, then additional support may be warranted.

Texas courts use the total amount of money received by the person obligated to pay child support from all available resources and subtracts social security taxes and federal taxes (using one deduction), state income tax (if any), union dues and the cost of the health insurance for the child. This is known as the individual’s net income. Afterwards, the court takes a percentage of the net income to determine the amount of child support to be paid.

The following percentages are presumed to be appropriate:

Number of Children % of Net Resources

  • 1 child 20%
  • 2 children 25%
  • 3 children 30%
  • 4 children 35%
  • 5 children 40%
  • 6 or more children – Not less than 40%
When you contact us for your initial consultation, we can quickly give you a reliable idea of how much you are likely to receive or be ordered to pay in child support. We can also discuss the options available for enforcement of the court order in cases of unpaid child support and for the modification of support orders when circumstances change.

There are more than 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Choosing a child support attorney is one of the most important decisions a person can make in their lifetime. Those that choose Houston child support attorney Arthur White III choose a lawyer with a proven track record who treats his clients with professionalism and will fight to the end for them.

If you are in need of a child support attorney in the Houston or surrounding area, please contact us for a free initial consultation.

DIVORCE – UNCONTESTED

 

If you and your spouse can agree upon the terms of a divorce without the necessity litigation, we can prepare and file the papers for you at modest flat fee rates. For the purposes of the flat fee rates, an uncontested divorce is where both parties will:

  • Agree to be divorced.
  • Reach an agreement on all issues.
  • Sign all necessary documents to allow the divorce to be finalized with only one court appearance.
  • Utilize the services of only one (1) attorney.

Avoid the work, time wasted, and frustration of trying to handle the divorce yourself. Don’t be fooled by non-attorneys who can’t provide you with specific and detailed legal advice. Your divorce is too important for that!


There are more than 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Choosing a divorce attorney is one of the most important decisions a person can make in their lifetime. Those that choose Houston divorce attorney Arthur White III choose a lawyer with a proven track record who treats his clients with professionalism and will fight to the end for them.


If you were arrested and are in need of a divorce attorney in the Houston or surrounding area, please contact us for a free initial consultation.

DIVORCE – CONTESTED

Divorce can be extremely difficult. Often, emotions such as anger, fear, and even resentment come into play and can have the ability to cloud one’s better judgment making it difficult for couples to agree on issues involving child custody, alimony, asset division and other divorce-related issues. That is why it is important to have someone on your side looking out for your best interests.

We work hard to help couples settle their divorce out of court, to avoid litigation and keep costs down. However, we are prepared to take a case to trial if necessary to fight for the rights of our clients.

There are more than 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Choosing a divorce attorney is one of the most important decisions a person can make in their lifetime. Those that choose Houston divorce attorney Arthur White III choose a lawyer with a proven track record who treats his clients with professionalism and will fight to the end for them.

If you were arrested and are in need of a divorce attorney in the Houston or surrounding area, please contact us for a free initial consultation.
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