Child Support Enforcement
Fort Worth divorce lawyer Adam Kielich works with clients on child support enforcements. An ongoing problem in Texas is unpaid child support. The Texas Family Code provides strong enforcement options for unpaid child support. The recipients of the expected child support payments can use these options to recover unpaid child support as well as interest on unpaid support, attorney’s fees and other remedies to help ensure child support is paid in the future. The parent paying child support may have defenses to a child support enforcement that require the work of a Fort Worth divorce lawyer to raise in court and prevent the serious consequences of a child support enforcement. Learn more about how Fort Worth divorce lawyer Adam Kielich can help you.
Fort Worth Divorce Lawyer for Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO)
QDROs are a special type of order used to divide many types of retirement plans as part of the property division in a divorce or to obtain payment of child support or spousal support ordered by a court.
QDROs are complicated and the wrong language can cause a lot of problems.
Fort Worth divorce lawyer Adam Kielich has a decade of experience working in the employee benefits industry and have dealt with hundreds of QDROs. He drafts QDROs on a flat fee basis and assists clients with litigating QDRO issues and defending against improperly drafted QDROs. When QDROs go wrong in a divorce or other family law situation it can be extremely costly and time consuming to fix. Learn more about how Fort Worth divorce lawyer Adam Kielich can help you with your QDRO.
Modifications of Divorce and Custody Orders
Fort Worth divorce lawyer Adam Kielich and The Kielich Law Firm helps clients with modifications of divorce and custody orders. Often custody orders in divorces and other family law matters stop being the best situation for a family. This may occur due to job changes, marriages, relocation, changes in the lifestyle of the children and the relationships involved. When this occurs, it may become necessary to modify the orders to reflect the new situation. This may be a modification of possession schedules, parental rights, child support, or a combination of several issues.
Modifications are often more difficult than getting to the original order. For that reason, it is often necessary to work with an experienced Fort Worth divorce lawyer to litigate modifications and craft solutions that mends the family situation. Learn more about how Fort Worth divorce lawyer Adam Kielich can help you.
Fort Worth Divorce and Collaborative Law
A somewhat new approach to divorce is collaborative law in which both spouses agree to follow a specific negotiation process rather than going to court to fight over issues or asking the court to intervene over minor issues along the way.
It is a good option when the spouses can set aside the emotional aspects of the divorce and negotiate but want professional assistance to evaluate the property and custody rights to ensure the agreement is fair.
Fort Worth divorce lawyer Adam Kielich understands the collaborative law process and can work with you to reach a collaborative agreement.
Learn more about how Fort Worth divorce lawyer Adam Kielich can help you.
Fort Worth Divorce Lawyer for Custody and Possession Disputes
Fort Worth divorce lawyer Adam Kielich is experienced with custody disputes both in and out of divorces. Conflicts over custody and possession issues are common in divorces and suits involving child support. These includes issues involving conservatorship, possession and visitation schedules, parental rights, grandparent access and related parent-child and co-parenting issues. These conflicts are often emotional and difficult to deal with for many reasons. These conflicts are resolved either by agreement between the parties or through the broad discretion of the judge so it is important that you work with a Fort Worth divorce lawyer capable at negotiating and knows the local judges.
Understanding the local judges is a key part of a successful custody solution. Although Dallas and Fort Worth are one large metro area, the family law courts in Tarrant County and Dallas County operate differently. What a Fort Worth family law judge may accept in a divorce might be significantly different from a Dallas family law judge. Many divorce lawyers practice on one side or the other. Fort Worth divorce lawyer Adam Kielich is in Bedford and practices frequently in both counties.
Child Support Obligations
Child support will be part of the order almost every time a court issues an order involving custodial rights.
It is often a source of conflict between parents in a divorce or other suit involving custodial rights. Getting on the wrong side of a child support order can be financially dangerous whether it is because you receive too little child support for what you could receive under the Texas Family Code or because you are paying far more than what your income supports. It is important to fight for a fair child support obligation in your divorce or custody case no matter whether you will pay or receive child support. Fort Worth divorce lawyer Adam Kielich understands the importance of child support. It can play a powerful role in the post-divorce or post-custody suit parental relationship. Learn more about how Fort Worth divorce lawyer Adam Kielich can help you.
Mediation in Divorces, Modifications and other Family Law Situations
Mediation is typically required in most family law proceedings before you can appear in court for a trial or other contested hearing. Often mediation is a better way to resolve the issues in a divorce or custody suit. You know more about your situation that the judge ever will which puts you in a better position to find a resolution that works for everybody involved. However, it is easy for mediation to result in a poor outcome when one or both parties do not understand their rights, the value of assets and debts involved in a divorce and the future likelihood of problems. This is where having a Fort Worth divorce lawyer on your side can add value to your mediation. Learn more about how Fort Worth divorce lawyer Adam Kielich can help you.
Fort Worth divorce lawyer Adam Kielich represents clients in mediation as part of a larger divorce or other family law litigation.
Mediation can be effective to break the logjam in a case when the parties have motivation to reach a useful solution.
Property Divisions in Dallas and Fort Worth Divorce
In a divorce the two main issues the parties will fight over are custody and property division. Property division is about more than who gets the kitchen appliances or the power tools. There are important financial issues to consider such as liability for debts of the parties, how to fairly divide major assets like your house and cars, how retirement benefits and other financial assets divide, the tax liabilities involved with those assets and so forth.
It is easy to agree to a property division that seems fair but a few years down the road explodes. Even a middle class marriage with a house, cars and a little money can divide into a financial disaster. A Fort Worth divorce lawyer with expertise with financial assets can go a long way towards preventing financial problems later.
Fort Worth divorce lawyer Adam Kielich has experience with valuing and understanding financial assets, debts and financial settlements. He focuses on reaching a just property division with the other spouse (and his or her divorce lawyer); while crafting a property division that best allows his client to reach financial stability after divorce. Divorce is a leading cause of financial despair and bankruptcy. A viable property division plan can help avoid those negative consequences. When hiring a Fort Worth divorce lawyer, consider whether he has the expertise to handle your property division. Learn more about how Fort Worth divorce lawyer Adam Kielich can help you.