By Robert Reid McInvale | Published December 14, 2012 | | |
- Child Custody
- Family Law
- Child Support
In Texas, the guiding principal when deciding visitation issues is the best interests of the child. Normally, courts presume that it is in the best interests of the child to have some contact with each of his or her natural parents. Thus, Texas public policy is to encourage continued involvement by both parents, even after Read MoreRead More
There are many grounds for divorce under the Texas Family Code. These include adultery, imprisonment, cruelty, abandonment, and living separate and apart. All of these are fault grounds, which the party seeking the divorce must offer evidence to prove before a court can issue a divorce decree. This can complicate the process, especially if the Read MoreRead More
In the past, the Texas Family Code restricted the availability of alimony—called maintenance in Texas—to the following: Spouses who were victims of domestic violence Spouses leaving a marriage of 10 years or longer who were unable to support themselves due to a mental or physical disability Spouses who were unable to obtain employment due to Read MoreRead More
Robert Reid McInvale is an experienced family law attorney with a comprehensive practice in Lubbock. He provides dedicated and strong advocacy for his clients, helping them with all the issues surrounding their divorce, separation, child custody, and other marriage and family matters. Attorney McInvale—Reid to clients and friends—seemed destined for a law career. Born while his father was attending Emory University Law School, Reid grew up in Manchester, GA. His father was the city attorney for many years, as well as head of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce. It is in the family blood to become lawyers and help people get justice. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall is part of the McInvale family tree.