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Texas Family and Divorce Law

Full-service family law firm in Houston
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, Jeanne Caldwell McDowell can help. We have served families in Houston since 1995. Our law firm provides legal services in all areas of family law:

  • Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Child support modification and enforcement
  • Divorce
  • Paternity suits
  • Mediation
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

We assist families with all aspects of international and domestic adoptions. We handle the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family member.

While Texas law does not provide for traditional alimony, Ms. McDowell can help client’s structure contractual alimony and/or maintenance where needed to provide stability.

Child custody and visitation
We advocate for and protect your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.

Child support

The law office of Jeanne Caldwell McDowell can ensure that you receive or pay an appropriate amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.

Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or the noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly. When child support, visitation or other  orders are not complied with by parents, seeking enforcement is appropriate and necessary.

Through mediation or litigation, our divorce law firm can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Paternity Issues
We are skilled at maneuvering through the complexities of parenthood and protect your parental rights and the rights and best interests of your child.

Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. Jeanne Caldwell McDowell can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
We expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests and that can protect you and alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce. From time to time spouses decide to make changes with regard to property and or debt structure; a post-marital agreement does just that.

Contact a dedicated Houston family law attorney
Call Jeanne Caldwell McDowell at 832-706-0868 to schedule your initial consultation, or contact us online.