Houston Family Law
The Houston-based family law firm of Robert Reid McInvale offers compassionate legal counsel for family law issues that include separation and divorce, child custody, visitation, and support decisions, grandparents’ rights, and other complex matters.
There is no more emotional or dramatic area of the law than family law because it involves husbands and wives, parents, children, and their extended families. It is critical that your attorney understands the turmoil that dealing with these issues puts you through. Beyond the basic facts and the monetary issues involved in cases of separation and divorce, child custody disputes, and other aspects of family law are the difficult and painful feelings they stir up. These often include a sense of loss, anger, frustration, and fear. Your lawyer should provide you with the counsel, support, and advocacy that you need and deserve, no matter the particulars of your case.
We understand the need for assistance on both a legal and emotional level because we deal with family law issues everyday. This only makes us more determined to be there for our clients every step of the way. His understanding of both Houston law and the emotions involved makes him a strong and effective advocate in all matters of family law. Contact Robert Reid McInvale to talk about the particulars of your case or to arrange a face-to-face consultation. We provide representation in Houston, The Woodlands, Willowbrook, Katy, Harris County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County, Montgomery County, Waller County, and the entire state of Texas.
Finances are a significant component of any matrimonial arrangement and prenuptial agreements are one way to ensure that these matters are clearly and easily resolved should a divorce occur. Prenuptial agreements generally spell out how to handle issues of support, distribution of wealth, and division of property in the event of separation or divorce, or even in the case of death of one of the marital partners.
Mediation programs can be very helpful to couples who are beginning separation or divorce proceedings as well as to those who have long been divorced. These programs save money with regards to matters governed by prevailing family laws and promote positive dispute resolution rather than adversarial procedures.
If you believe you are in danger from a current or former spouse, you can ask your lawyer to take out a restraining order. It should be noted that if the request for a restraining order is made in civil court, you are asking the court for protection from the person accused of abuse, not to send that person to jail. However, former or current spouses found in violation of the civil court order can face serious legal consequences.
Abuse is generally defined as causing physical harm, threatening to do harm, or harassment of you or your family. A finding of abuse is considered sufficient grounds for divorce in Houston.
Fault and No-Fault Divorce
Divorce refers to the dissolution of a marriage. There are two types of divorce for which you may file:
- Fault – Grounds include mental cruelty; adultery; conviction of a felony; abandonment; living apart; and insanity
- No-Fault – The marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities that destroys the legitimate ends of the marital relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation
Separation is an alternative to divorce for a couple who cannot or do not want to live together anymore but don’t want to end their marriage. It should be noted that the state of Texas does not recognize legal documentation of separation, but does allow for temporary orders to be filed at the time a divorce is filed.
Experienced Legal Representation in the Greater Houston area
Help with your divorce, child custody, or other family law issue is only a call away. Contact Robert Reid McInvale toll-free at , or complete our online contact form.
Come meet us at either of our TWO locations for your convenience:
1. NW Harris County Office
One Chasewood Bank Bldg.
20333 SH 249 @ Chasewood Park Drive, near Louetta and just south of Hwy 99
serving Cypress, Tomball, Spring and The Woodlands
2. West Office
16360 Park Ten Place,
Serving West Houston, Katy and Ft. Bend County
Your case can be handled by Reid McInvale in YOUR county of residence or any other county in the Greater Houston Area and the entire State of Texas.
Call for an appointment:
Main number 281-955-1111
Toll-Free Number: 866-959-7824
The Woodlands call 281-367-4422