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Family Law Lawyer in Katy, TX

When it comes to family law matters, even the most composed individual may struggle to keep control of their emotions, especially when there are children involved. When tempers rise and your patience frays, it can be extremely helpful to have a skilled negotiator on hand, one that has dealt with cases like yours before.

For most families, hiring an experienced family law attorney is the smartest decision they ever make. Your attorney can defuse explosive situations and help you navigate the complexities of Katy, TX family law.

Get in Touch With Skillern Firm Today!

With a track record of success and a wealth of experience in dealing with family law cases, you are in good hands here at Skillern Firm. We offer a range of family law services and we place great importance on our attorney-client relationship. We instill confidence, provide unbiased advice and fight ruthlessly for our client’s rights. We don’t give up until you  receive what is fair and reasonable.

When you call us we can arrange an initial consultation where you can ask some questions and listen to our advice. You can still decide that you do not want representation, we are happy to help.

Next, we can arrange a more serious conversation and case evaluation. During this meeting, we will discuss our expectations. If you agree, we can move forward at full speed and ferocity, utilizing our extensive experience and resources to begin fighting your corner.

Call our law office in Katy today at (936) 213-8479 to speak to a skilled family law lawyer.

How an Experienced Family Law Attorney Can Help You?

Even for the most reputable law firm in Katy, TX, navigating  the complicated regulations and statutes that govern the state of Texas can be difficult.

There is extensive paperwork for even the simple-sounding matters and this paperwork needs to be filed correctly and on time. One reason why an experienced family law lawyer is so valuable is that they will ensure your paperwork is up to date and perfectly filed on your behalf.

Often, the Judge’s decision is made up of many different aspects, and filing your paperwork correctly and on time is a positive in the eyes of the court.

If you are fighting over child custody arrangements, it is even more important that you hire a good family lawyer. These are the cases that we have found to be the most emotionally charged and this means that negotiations can break down easily and decisions can be made out of spite or anger. This is never the right situation to discuss what the best options are for the child.

If the other party has hired representation, you should as well. Without it, you are going to be at a major disadvantage when it comes to fighting your case.

Divorce Cases

The majority of spouses divorce on bad terms. This means that having amicable discussions after the initial decision is difficult for most spouses.

Divorce cases always need to be worked carefully. The best way is through the aid of an experienced Katy, TX family law attorney. We can help build air-tight defenses for your claims, defenses that the Judge will find hard to rule against.

We know how to negotiate for reasonable and fair allocation of the marital estate, alimony, and how to open up talks for child custody and child support in a way that is best for the child.

We take our time to explain your options and we will help you come to an informed decision that we think is smart and will achieve the best possible result.

We cover same-sex marriage divorces, military divorces, and even high-asset and high-net-worth divorces.

Child Custody

When it comes to simple divorces, there are only two parties to worry about, you and your spouse. This makes it easy for your representation as your attorney is working to fight for you and you alone.

It becomes much more difficult when there are children involved. In cases where child custody and child support are being disputed, your attorney will have to balance protecting you with ensuring the child’s needs are best met; the children’s needs will always be the main priority.

We know these cases can become extremely heated, which is why a good negotiator, one who knows how to negotiate and mediate between two spouses correctly, can be so invaluable.

When parents are arguing with each other, it is common for emotional and impulsive decisions to be made. These decisions may not be what is best for the child, which is why a family law lawyer will attempt to mediate.

In cases where both parents want custody and both parents have a good argument and no black marks against them, we will fight to help you come to an arrangement where the child has access to both parents.

Remember, nothing is more important than your children, and it’s essential for both you and your Katy, TX family law lawyer to put their well-being above the need for anything else.

High-Asset Divorce and Property Division

The division of assets and property in a divorce where both spouses are high-net-worth can be much more difficult to deal with than in a normal divorce.

High-net-wroth individuals can have a lot of tied-up assets from the period they were married. Separating these into shared community property is where a good family lawyer will be able to help.

Child Support

Child support cases are similar to child custody in the way that they can cause arguments and raised tempers between spouses.

When you and your partner are together in a marriage, you divide the responsibilities. One of you may be the person who goes to work and provides income so that the needs of the child are met. While one of you may quit your job to stay at home and provide for the emotional and physical needs of the child.

When this partnership dissolves, the child is still going to need both types of needs to be met. This means that if you were the parent who gave up their career for the children, you may be entitled to financial support from the other parent if you have primary custody of the child.

A good family law attorney will be experienced in deciding what is a fair amount of child support.

Court Order Modifications

While court orders are binding and serious, they are not forever set in stone. They can be changed if the Judge is provided with the right circumstantial evidence. If you have to pay alimony for example, and you fall so ill that you cannot work in the same capacity, they may reduce your alimony or halt it until you are well enough to work again.

The Judge will also modify orders if they think that the safety of your children is threatened. If your spouse has custody but you have proof they are taking drugs or have acted abusively then the Judge may modify the custody order.

That being said, getting the court to modify their orders is not easy, you are going to have to provide solid evidence and a solid argument to support your claim. The best way to do this is to formulate your argument with your attorney.

Recovery of Attorney Fees

If your spouse has more funds to draw upon than you, they may try to make things difficult by drawing out the process to raise your legal and attorney fees in an attempt to price you out.

This is not fair and if you have reason to believe this is happening then you should speak to your attorney. If you can prove to the Judge that your spouse is engaging in this kind of behavior then they may rule in your favor to force the other party involved to pay your attorney fees.

If your ex-spouse has significantly more financial assets than yourself then this may also be grounds to have your fees compensated.


Court orders regarding things like child support, alimony, and child custody agreements must be respected by all parties involved. You cannot simply decide to ignore them without a very good reason.

If your spouse is violating their agreements, and it is not an isolated incident, you should speak to your attorney. They will most likely attempt to speak to your spouse first but if your spouse continues to disrespect the orders, then you can seek court intervention.

In some cases, you may be able to turn this to your advantage. If the court thinks that your ex-spouse is violating their orders in a continuous and purposeful way, they may modify the court order, removing their custody rights or forcing them to make up the payments in a lump-sum. In extreme cases, they may find your ex-spouse in contempt of court and issue a warrant for their arrest.

Spousal Support

When you are leaving a marriage where your spouse was the main earner in the house because you looked after the children, you could be entitled to spousal support.

Spousal support or alimony is in place to protect those who gave up a career or job in order to  care for the children, or look after the home, while the other spouse went to work.

If you gave up a career to look after your children while your spouse worked, you could be entitled to spousal support to help you carry on raising your children.

Domestic Violence

Unfortunately, there are still many cases of domestic abuse happening in the United States every single day..

If you are considering divorce because you are in a violent and abusive situation, we want you to know that we can help. If you tell one of our attorneys you need us, we can help you get to a place of safety and we will file an injunction, preventing your spouse from contacting you while you file for divorce.

This will mean you can file your divorce from a place of safety, without fear.

When it comes to abuse, we know it is hard, but please do not hesitate to seek legal advice and assistance. If you are unsure how to contact a member of the team here at Skillern Firm, we will drop everything to help.

False Domestic Abuse Allegations

The number of reported domestic abuse cases rose during the pandemic, and so to did the number of false allegations of domestic abuse. False allegations of abuse are an extremely malicious trick used by desperate spouses in an attempt to control a divorce case.

With skilled legal representation, we can help you prove your innocence and discredit your spouse in the eyes of the court.

What Traits Should I Look For in a Family Law Case Attorney?

If you are currently in the research phase and are deciding what law firm or attorney you want to fight your corner, here is what we would advise you to look for:


The most important thing that you should look for in an attorney, is their experience and track record. An experienced family law attorney will be able to show you their wins for clients in similar situations.

If you are speaking to an attorney, ask them about their wins and experience, if they appear hesitant to do so, we would advise you to look elsewhere. .


A good family law firm will most likely have a full caseload. This means will be very busy most of the time.

A great family law attorney will be busy and still provide adequate time to respond to your queries and address your needs. Don’t expect instant replies but your attorney should respond promptly when you need them.

Contact Skillern Firm Today

At Skillern Firm, we have a dedicated and experienced team of family law lawyers. Each one of them is exceptionally skilled, compassionate, and has a wealth of experience to draw upon.

We have won favorable outcomes for numerous clients over the years through our negotiation and mediation skills and using our vast knowledge of Texas family law.

Call us today for an initial consultation at (936) 213-8479.

You will be in skilled and experienced hands!