Reproductive Law Tip
If you and the other parties make any informal agreements before the lawyers get involved, and these informal agreements matter to you, make sure that these terms show up in the final formal agreement.






LGBT Tip
Watch those county lines. What county you are in might affect what legal rights you have access to
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Divorce Tip
Change your email and banking passwords.
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What is family law?

Family law encompasses legal matters pertaining to:
  • marriage
  • children
  • other relatives
  • romantic partners 
Other areas of family law:
Different approaches to divorce or other potentially contested cases:
  • uncontested
  • collaborative
  • contested/litigated/traditional
These approaches can be fluid. A client can come to Christine Henry Andresen with a divorce that began as a contested, adversarial divorce, and after a successful mediation, husband and wife could end up working out the property issues and the divorce ends up as uncontested.
 
Common legal disputes between parents about children often involve:
  • child custody
  • child visitation
  • child support enforcement
These cases about children between parents, called SAPCRs in Texas, can happen after married parents divorce and need changes to the parts of their divorce decree that relate to the kids or when unmarried parents need orders to sort out their rights vis-à-vis their children.

Other: 

If you find yourself with a family law matter not specifically addressed on any individual page, feel free to contact the office and set up a consultation. Christine can handle matters other than those specifically listed.