Caring and Skilled Family Lawyer in Houston, Texas
Focused on you and your family
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption, experiencing the pain of marital conflict or facing another legal issue close to home, the Law Office of Monica Rawlins listens to your needs, understands your concerns and helps you reach solutions to your legal problems.
The Law Office of Monica Rawlins has served families in Houston for more than 10 years. I provide legal services across a wide spectrum of areas, including:
Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but when something goes wrong, there is a chance of substantial heartache. I assist families with the complex legal process of adoption, so you can feel secure about your child’s future well-being.
Divorce is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. I help you establish fair and equitable spousal support so you can continue to live as comfortably as you did before your marriage ended.
Child custody and visitation
For every parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. I advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in an appropriate and healthy home.
Both parents share the responsibility of raising a child. I help ensure that your child receives the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing.
Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either parent experiences a significant change in financial circumstances, I can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.
Throughout your divorce, I stand by you. I accompany you through mediation or litigation, depending on which is likely to obtain the best possible results for you — including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.
Name Change of a Child or Adult
There are a variety of reasons a parent may desire to change the name of their child, or an adult may want to change his or her name. I can assist you in this area so that your name or your child’s name is changed legally.
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. I am a skilled negotiator, and I can help you obtain the most favorable divorce settlement using mediation.
Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can eventually lead to divorce. I expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.
Contact a Houston family law attorney you can trust.
Call the Law Office of Monica Rawlins locally at 832-549-3108 or toll-free at 888-834-0856, or contact me online to schedule a free initial phone consultation with an experienced family law attorney.