Services

Going through the divorce process is never easy.  Emotions run high and the legal process can be confusing.  At Elston & Edwards we have helped thousands of clients during our combined 24 years of experience in Houston and the surrounding areas.  We provide experienced and compassionate legal advice to clients facing difficult situations.

Contact us to schedule an initial consultation – we offer a full range of divorce and family law services to clients, including:

Uncontested and Contested Divorce

In the 2000+ cases we have handled in the family courts, we have found that resolving disputes amicably usually results in a better outcome for our clients.   If your case involves children, reaching an agreement makes the process easier on them and results in a better post-divorce relationship.  When an amicable resolution to the case is desired, clients benefit from our skills in negotiation and mediation.  We strive to resolve disputes with as little emotional strain on the parties as possible.  However, when a agreement is not possible, we are prepared to litigate the case to final judgment.

Document Preparation Services (Do-It-Yourself Divorce)

Many people who are filing for divorce do not have disputed issues and want to file the divorce documents on their own.  At Elston & Edwards, we offer divorce document preparation services for a small flat rate fee.  For more information or to get started, contact us to schedule an initial consultation.

Property Division

At Elston & Edwards, our attorneys have more than a combined 30 years of family law experience and offer unique property division services.  We provide skilled representation to individuals with complex property division issues and prenuptial agreement issues relating thereto. Contact our premarital agreement lawyer for assistance in the Houston, Texas, area.

Paternity

Unless a father signs an official Acknowledgement of Paternity form at the hospital, he is not legally established as the father.  As such, he does not have any legal rights or obligations toward the child.   A paternity case is a court process that establishes a father’s paternity for a child (sometimes through DNA testing) and sets forth the father’s legal rights and responsibilities with respect to that child.  At Elston & Edwards, we represent both mothers and fathers in paternity actions in Texas.

Child Custody

Few issues in a divorce proceeding are as emotionally difficult as child custody.  At Elston & Edwards, we strive to resolve these child custody issues and achieve a resolution that is best for the child.  Through our knowledge of the many forms of child custody, our combined 30 years of family law experience, and our familiarity with the rulings of the family court Judges, we offer effective representation to clients facing these difficult decisions.  Contact our Texas child support, visitation, and modifications attorney to schedule an initial consultation.

Child Support

Child support is the amount of money that the court orders a non-custodial parent (the parent with whom the child does not live) to pay the custodial parent each month for the support of their children.  At Elston & Edwards, we assist parents to get child support ordered, as well as modifying (increasing or lowering) the amount of child support that has been previously ordered.  Contact us to schedule an initial consultation.

Adoption and Termination of Rights

Elston & Edwards is committed to helping Texans get through the adoption process, which can be complicated.   We recognize that many people who remarry want their new spouse to adopt their children from a previous marriage. With a combined 30 years of legal experience, we are dedicated to helping people with stepparent, grandparent and inter-family adoptions. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation.

Modification of Custody and Visitation

There are often issues that arise within a family that call for a modification of a child custody and visitation arrangement. That is why Elston & Edwards offers continuing representation to individuals involved in various family law issues. We offer over 12 years of experience and are honest and compassionate with our clients facing these emotional changes. Contact our Texas visitation lawyer to schedule an initial consultation.

Modification of Child Support

Financial circumstances do not always remain the same. That is why the Texas child support guidelines have established means for modification of child support.  At Elston & Edwards, our experienced lawyers can effectively guide you through the necessary steps to modify child support or contest a child support modification.  Contact our Texas child support modifications lawyer to schedule an initial consultation.

Grandparents’ Rights

Texas grandparent rights laws have, over time, greatly reduced the ability for grandparents to obtain visitation rights or legal custody of their grandchildren.  At Elston & Edwards we stay abreast of the latest developments in the continually evolving area of grandparents’ rights laws.  With over 12 years of family law experience, we are able to utilize our knowledge and skills to provide representation to grandparents seeking custody or visitation rights. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation.