Family Lawyers with Compassion
Navigating a divorce, child custody agreement or other family-centered court cases requires the help of a qualified and knowledgeable Family Law Lawyer. In addition to the complexities of the Texas family code, these types of cases carry a significant amount of emotion. It is important that you have an attorney on your team who you feel comfortable with and who you can trust. The Carlson Law Firm has one of the leading family law departments in Texas who can meet the needs of families in the following counties:
Family law matters grow more complicated when you have assets or children. The choices you make in the early stages of your divorce or child custody disputes can affect your family’s entire life. Our family law department offers free consultation that can be conducted virtually, over the phone or in person.
Skilled Representation in Your Custody and Divorce
The Carlson Law Firm has been representing clients through their most difficult moments since 1976. Our legal team has the compassion it takes to ensure that your matter is handled with the level of care and quality our firm is known for. Call our family lawyers today to see how we can help.
Family Law Cases We Handle
Why Choose The Carlson Law Firm for Your Family Law Needs?
The Carlson Law Firm has been voted Best Law Firm in Central Texas by readers from the Killeen Daily Herald, Temple Daily Telegram and Austin American Statesman. Our skilled divorce and child custody lawyers have helped us earn a reputation for providing some of the best legal representation in Texas.
What Sets Carlson Apart?
At The Carlson Law Firm, our clients come first. From the moment you contact us, we will show you The Carlson Difference. A family law lawyer from our firm understands that divorces and other family disputes can take a significant emotional toll on you. Our lawyers are compassionate, caring and above all else, ready to help you using our years of experience and knowledge.
Board-Certified Family Law Help
There are more than 90,000 licensed attorneys in the state of Texas and only 11% of those attorneys are Board-Certified in Family Law. One of those attorneys, Steve Walden, is on The Carlson Law Firm’s family law legal team. We are one of the few firms in the area that can say, an attorney our team has specialized knowledge of the Texas Family Code.
Family Law FAQs
What is considered family law?
Family law is a general term used for cases that involve any aspect of divorce, annulment, custody (including emergency orders), protective orders, child support (including attorney general proceedings), child protective services (CPS), adoption, termination of parental rights, gestational or surrogacy agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, post-marital partition and exchange agreements, domestic relations orders (DRO), and more.
How long does a divorce or custody case take?
Every case is different. It depends on what is in dispute, the needs of the parties, the needs of the children, the availability of the court, and the availability of witnesses. Texas has a mandatory waiting period of 60 days to finalize a divorce, but an average contested divorce or custody case can take 18 months or more.
I see forms for my family law case online, why should I pay an attorney?
Custody and division of property and debts is not something you want to get wrong. Unfortunately, we often see clients come to us after entering their own orders with “buyer’s remorse” or needing us to fix an issue with the order. Once an order is entered, it can cost you significantly more money to fix an issue, than it would have cost for us to represent you in the original case – that is, if it can be fixed at all.
Can I just ask for a court-appointed attorney in a family law case?
Typically, no. The only cases where you are entitled to a court-appointed attorney (assuming you meet the income requirements for one) are child protective services (CPS) cases, when your parental rights are being terminated, or when there is a possibility of jail time (i.e. for failure to pay child support).
How do I know which attorney/law firm I should hire?
Hire someone you feel comfortable with and will help you understand not only your legal position but also the practical implications of the same. Additionally, be sure you understand the attorney’s fee structure and how you will be charged.
What counties does The Carlson Law Firm practice family law in?
Bell, Coryell, Milam, Lampasas, Williamson, Hays, Travis, Bastrop, and Burnet.
How much does a divorce or child custody case cost?
The cost of your family law case can vary depending on several factors. Call a Carlson Law Firm location near you to schedule your free consultation:
We Care About Our Neighbors
Through our Carlson Cares program, The Carlson Law Firm has dedicated our time, effort and resources to show our communities just how much we care.
Our Killeen family lawyers support the community through the following:
Every year, The Carlson Law Firm hosts our backpack giveaway, where we provide hundreds of students in the Temple, Texas area with backpacks and school supplies. In addition, we’ve spent time volunteering with the Ronald McDonald House.
Round Rock Events
Every year, our Round Rock family law attorney donates more than 400 books to Bluebonnet Elementary School. The Carlson Law Firm also participates in several other local events in Round Rock, Texas.
There’s a Carlson Law Firm Near You
With over a dozen locations throughout Texas, there’s a Carlson Law Firm near you. We have law offices located in Killeen, Temple, Waco, Round Rock, Austin, San Antonio, Kerrville, Laredo, Bryan, Lubbock, Midland, and Corpus Christi.