Family law is composed of a multitude of areas, such as adoption, divorce, enforcement, and modifications. There are even cases of paternity or suits affecting the parent-child relationship. The Vitelli Law Firm handles all these types of cases. Once you call me, I will ask you a series of questions to determine what it is that you are seeking and the best course of action for you.
Family law is an intensely emotional time for anyone. Whether it is an adoption, divorce, enforcement, or modification, it truly takes a toll on a person to make the decision to move forward. My clients need to know that when they call upon me to fight for their rights in court, I have listened to them, prepared them, and made them feel comfortable. My goal is that when the judge makes their decision, my client can walk away with satisfaction. Here at the Vitelli Law Firm, we focus on what is best for the client financially and emotionally regarding taking a case to trial or attempting other resolutions, such as alternate dispute resolutions. Being a mediator also enables me to discuss the different options with each client individually to better suit their needs.
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If you have decided that your marriage is no longer right for you, the Vitelli Law Firm is here to provide support and answer all your questions during this emotionally challenging time. We understand that the breakdown of your family can be highly stressful, and we believe you deserve an experienced and compassionate lawyer who can help you comprehend the legal aspects and navigate through this daunting process. It is not recommended to go through this emotional and psychological journey alone.
At the Vitelli Law Firm, we operate under Texas Law, and there are specific requirements that must be met before filing for divorce. These include living in Texas for at least six months and in the county for 90 days before initiating the divorce. It's important to know that Texas is a no-fault state, meaning you can file for divorce without assigning blame. The court needs to know that you and your spouse have irreconcilable differences. While fault can still be considered, it is not mandatory.
When seeking a divorce, you may encounter the terms "contested" or "uncontested." Simply put, a contested divorce involves disputes over custody, property, or a combination of both. An uncontested divorce indicates that both parties are ready for the divorce and have already discussed how to divide assets and handle matters concerning children. Regardless of whether your case is contested or uncontested, it is essential to have a lawyer who is well-versed in Texas statutes and laws and can be a strong advocate for you and your family.
Adoptions evoke intense emotions in people's lives. I find it heartwarming to witness adoption hearings where the judge grants the adoption, presents the child with a bear, and takes photos with the new family. These moments often bring tears to everyone in the courtroom. However, there are specific guidelines that must be followed in all adoption cases.
In every adoption, the consent of both biological parents is required. In Texas, if one parent wishes to terminate their parental rights, another individual must be prepared to step into that role. This is crucial because the court prioritizes the best interests of the child or children involved.
In Texas, most adoptions occur among blood relatives, such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, or siblings. In cases where an ex-spouse remarries, the new "step-parent" can also seek adoption. However, suppose a non-blood relative, who is not married to a biological parent, wishes to adopt a child. In that case, the approval of the Division of Family and Children Services or an authorized adoption agency is necessary.
Adoptions should be a source of joy rather than stress or fear. At the Vitelli Law Firm, we strive to keep our clients well-informed and guide them towards completing the adoption process within a reasonable timeframe.
Family law is composed of divorces, domestic abuse, adoptions, modifications, child support issues, and the list goes on. The Vitelli Law Firm is well-rounded in the area of family law, and there is no case that is too difficult to tackle. As the founder of The Vitelli Law Firm, I strive to get the best results possible for each and every client.
In this area of law enforcements are no different. You have gone through the process of a divorce or modification of an order. This order became final and now one party is not following the agreement that was entered into or the order of the court. It is time to file for enforcement of that order.
At The Vitelli Law Firm, we understand your frustration. We work with our clients both financially and emotionally to get the best end result. Whether you are enforcing child support obligations or possession and access, you will have a strong advocate in your corner at all times.
As the founder of The Vitelli Law Firm, my mission is to secure the most favorable outcomes for each of our clients.
In family law, modifications are a common occurrence. You may have gone through a divorce or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship, and a final order was issued. However, if one party isn't adhering to the agreed terms or the court's order, it may be necessary to seek a modification of that order.
At The Vitelli Law Firm, we empathize with your frustrations. We provide financial and emotional support to our clients to ensure the best possible outcome. Whether you're seeking to modify child support obligations or issues of possession and access, you can be confident that you will always have a staunch advocate by your side.