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Dedicated Advocacy In Contested Family Law Matters

If you are going through a divorce, child custody proceedings or another family law problem and cannot agree with your spouse or co-parent on all terms, your legal matter is considered to be “contested.” That doesn’t necessarily mean a bitter courtroom battle is inevitable, but it does mean you need the help of an experienced and supportive attorney. In the San Antonio area, you can find the help you’re looking for at the The Law Office of Mark Darling.

I am firm founder Mark Darling. I want to help you and your children achieve the best outcomes available in your case and to do so in a manner that is amicable and cost-effective. With over two decades of legal experience, I am equally comfortable in the courtroom or at the negotiation table, meaning I’m ready for whatever your case requires.

Working Together To Find Effective And Sustainable Resolutions

Family dynamics are complex, and it can be difficult to separate the lives of people who no longer wish to be married to one another or live under the same roof. The most common topics of disagreement in family law are related to:

Division of property: Texas is a community property state, meaning that assets acquired by either spouse during the marriage are presumed to belong to both spouses and should be divided equally in divorce. Not all assets can be split, and each spouse will likely prioritize different assets, so the help of an experienced attorney is critical.

Custody of children: What is called “physical custody and visitation” in other states is known as possession and access in Texas. The authority to make important decisions on behalf of your child is known as “conservatorship.” I will work tirelessly to protect your relationship with your children throughout what can be a stressful and contentious process.

Ongoing financial support: Because they keep former spouses financially tied to one another, child support and spousal support (alimony) are frequent sources of stress and tension. But both play an important role in ensuring financial stability for everyone in the family. Whether you are being asked to pay support or expect to receive it, I will help you advocate for award amounts that are fair, sustainable and based on accurate financial information provided to the court.

In addition to representing clients as they resolve these issues for the first time, I also help them seek modifications in custody and support when circumstances change making current orders no longer appropriate. If your family has experienced a significant change in income, financial need or the needs and wishes of your kids, contact me to discuss your options. I can even help you with legal paperwork and other basic issues if your family law problem is uncontested.

Talk To An Attorney Who Listens And Cares

The The Law Office of Mark Darling is based in San Antonio and serves the surrounding areas of Texas. As a native of San Antonio since childhood, I have deep roots in the community and am proud to offer my legal services to friends and neighbors. If you are facing a contested family law issue, I invite you to discuss your options with me during an initial consultation. To get started, call 210-987-5054 or reach out online.