If you’ve decided on a divorce, Eric and Michelle Schmidt help you understand the options and what needs to happen to successfully execute each one. a Complex decision such as whether to have your spouse “served” or to present a “waiver of service” require both mature and experienced analysis of your particular circumstances. Whether to adopt a conciliatory approach or aggressively conduct depositions, immediately serve your spouse with discovery and/or schedule a mediation as soon as possible are options that can have lasting consequences. The tone that is set early in the divorce process often significantly impacts the ultimate outcome. A heated and highly embattled posture may bring immeasurable harm to children caught up in the storm. Because of our legal and life seasoning, we provide the experience and measured guidance.
Courts consider the best interests of the child first and foremost when deciding which parent should have primary custody. C.E. Schmidt & Associates, PLLC helps you make your child’s best interest for the foundation of any agreement. After divorce research shows that children thrive so long as their parents transition to “co-parenting”. Parents clearly focusing on the children by working together in a harmonious partnership yield a healthy co-parenting atmosphere. A best interest analysis under Texas law points to complex considerations of the child’s needs, stability, and safety. Which parent provided the majority of child care weighs heavily with judges. Difficult decisions need to be made, so choose an experienced attorney to help you navigate the process.
We also assist with some probate areas, such as wills and powers of attorney. Upon the conclusion of a divorce, a newly divorced client should seriously consider a revised will to reflect new life circumstances. Although under Texas law, a divorced spouse will not receive property from a deceased former spouse, a professionally drafted will that meets your needs remains vital. Expensive litigation may result without a will. Divorced parties might need help enforcing existing divorce decrees or possession orders. Modifying an existing parenting plan can be one of the most difficult legal processes. Also, when a divorced person considers remarriage to a new partner, premarital agreements may be of vital importance. These circumstances require the representation by the most experienced lawyers. At C.E. Schmidt & Associates, PLLC, we’ll help your family know what’s best.