Compassionate Family Law Attorney
Working Towards A Positive Outcome for
Clients Throughout San Marcos
Family law issues can be challenging in many ways. We may not be able to ease the pain, but we believe having a partner by your side to guide and support you can truly provide comfort. We can be that legal partner.
At The Law Offices of David C. Hardaway, we believe our experience can help provide peace of mind as you face your family law case. There is not one kind of family or one kind of parent or child. Every situation is distinct, and every family law case is unique. Our firm looks at individuals and sees people, not case files.
What Are the Main Areas of Family Law?
We understand the emotional and financial impact that all types of family law cases can have on a person’s life. Our firm handles a full range of family law needs, and we pride ourselves on effectively handling those cases for our clients. We are skilled and experienced in the following areas:
- Divorce: Ending a marriage is complicated and painful. There are no easy answers. The way forward, now separated from a spouse, can be confusing and traumatic. Our answers may not be easy, but they will be honest and in your best interest. Divorce litigation can involve property division, spousal maintenance, and all types of child custody issues. We can help you with every aspect of your divorce, so you can move on with your life.
- Child Custody & Modifications: In a perfect world, both parents could reach amicable decisions regarding their children. Sadly, that is often just not the case. Child custody can involve both legal and physical custody as well as parenting plans and financial arrangements. Child custody comes in many forms and can look different for everyone depending on their circumstances. However agreeable or contentious, we can help with your child custody arrangements, agreements, and orders. Both parents may feel that they have the right answers for the children involved, but they simply can’t agree on the details. A Criminal Defense Attorney in San Marcos can help find common ground. You want what is best for your child, and so do we.
- Child Support & Modifications: When there is a child or children in the lives of two individuals, financial issues and support often become a primary concern. Child support is intended to cover and include expenses like food, housing, clothing, educational needs, insurances, and even extracurricular costs for travel, sports, or activities for your child. Determining support amounts can be an exhaustive and intricate process involving the careful scrutiny of income, job stability, financial needs and history, involvement with the child, etc., and the help of an experienced support family law attorney is important in an effort to come away with a fair result for all parties.
Can Family Law Arrangements Be Modified If Circumstances Change?
There are options available that allow you to go back to the court and ask for adjustments to family law orders that have already been agreed to by the parties or decided by the courts. Court Modifications to existing orders, drafted by an experienced lawyer, may provide the relief you need from an otherwise difficult situation. Life doesn’t stay frozen in time–it progresses. In all areas of family law, the need to evaluate and modify judgments or arrangements may be necessary. People gain and lose jobs. They relocate. Needs and finances change. Schedules shift. Circumstances change.
These issues need to be addressed correctly with a modification. Child support and custody are typically the main areas that modifications may be needed, but there are other areas that may require reevaluation down the line. We can step in and work with you from the place you are in now, not the past. Your family law agreements should reflect your present situation.
Do I Really Need a Family Law Attorney to Settle Disputes?
While all family law cases are unique, they tend to have some things in common. They all involve detailed, intricate, and time-consuming work. Personal circumstances and financial information need to be examined, and everyone involved needs to be taken into account and considered. In the midst of an emotional crisis, these are simply not things that you can do on your own, and if you need to go before the court, you will have a lawyer by your side who will fight for you. We will work to protect you, your family, and everything you are entitled to.
How Can Our Firm Help?
At The Law Offices of David C. Hardaway, we will devote our time, experience, and resources to your case. We will work through the processes and paperwork, so you can take care of yourself emotionally. We are not afraid of a fight, if it is in your best interest, so you can count on us whether your case is settled in or outside of a courtroom. We can offer guidance, so you can move forward on a new path with confidence. We consider your case a priority, and we want to help. Reach out to us at 512-805-6613.