Dallas TX Child Support Lawyer
Limited scope representation for Enforcement
(Child Support/Child Access and Possession)
Enforcement is a very technical process in which you are asking the court to make another person follow a specific order. In family law, the majority of enforcement actions center around child support or access/possession. The evidence required for each case is different based on the cause of action. If you do not follow the rules while attempting to enforce an order you may subject yourself to having your case dismissed. Preparation and evidence is key in bringing a successful enforcement action. Limited scope representation for Enforcement is for clients who need an enforcement or are facing an enforcement.
What options are included in limited scope representation for Enforcement?
Potential clients have the option to choose any of the following for a tailored limited scope representation with their Dallas child support attorney.
· Planning. Planning is key when bring an enforcement action or defending yourself from an enforcement action. Enforcement in a family law case is one of the few times that a person may be subjected to the possibility of jail time. A child support lawyer will analyze your case and advise you of your legal rights. In the planning stage, procedural advice will also be given concerning the court case as well as advice given after an investigation of the facts concerning your case. The attorney will also obtain documents and review the correspondence and pleadings filed in your case. Of utmost importance is the formulation of strategy and trial tactics between the attorney and the client which takes place during the planning stage. The fee for the planning is hourly and the client can reserve as many hours as needed to plan for their case.
· Drafting the Motion. The Motion is the pleading that gets the Enforcement process started. The information that is placed into a Motion is determined based on the needs and wants of the client as well as information concerning your child/children. Whether you need a Motion drafted or an answer to the enforcement drafted we can help. An child support lawyer in Dallas, TX will obtain all the documents needed to draft the appropriate Motion for your case and will only draft the Motion after reviewing all correspondence and pleadings provided by the client. We make every effort to get every pleading correct on the first try however if there are revisions needed we include two free revisions. The fee for the drafting is a flat fee.
· Reviewing. Some clients have already drafted all of their documents or have documents that need to be reviewed prior to filing or signing. An attorney will review all documents from the client and provide written advice after analyzing the documentation. The fee for the reviewing is hourly and the client can reserve as many hours as needed for the attorney to review the documents in their case.
Is it really true that I could go to jail if the enforcement is successful?
Yes, it is true jail time is possible if an enforcement is successful. What many clients do not understand is that failing to follow a court order when it comes to access/possession or paying child support is taken very seriously in Texas. Further, failing to appear at an enforcement hearing after you have been properly served can subject a person to a possible arrest warrant which will also land them in jail. Enforcement is a very serious process and must be handled with care.
What if I want an attorney to represent me in an enforcement case?
If you want an child support lawyer to represent you in an enforcement case then you will have to retain the attorney for full representation in your matter. The Limited scope representation for Enforcement does not cover representation in court because representation in court requires the attorney to conduct an extensive investigation into the facts and circumstances of your case as well as prepare for the hearing in the same manner of full representation.
What if there is an attorney representing the other parent?
Limited scope representation does not prevent you from talking with the attorney representing the other parent. In fact, in a limited scope representation you are responsible for all aspects of your case not covered by the limited scope representation. The Dallas child support lawyer assigned on your limited scope representation agreement will not be speaking with the attorney representing the other parent however, you are free to speak about the interactions in the planning stage while you and the attorney are formulating a strategy and determining trial tactics.
What if I want full representation later on?
Limited scope representation does not stop a client from obtaining full representation from the attorney assigned to their case. Sometimes, cases become too much to handle for a particular client. One of the great aspects about limited scope representation is you can change to full representation if any aspect of your case gets too much to handle. Another aspect is the attorney will already have knowledge about your particular matter and will be in a better position to represent you if full representation is needed. Ultimately, limited scope representation allows the client to budget their legal expenses and enables the client to figure out where they need the attorney to help them out the most.
What is the next step to take full advantage of limited scope representation for Enforcement?
Call 800-958-4948 or contact us online to schedule a free in office consultation. Once your consultation is scheduled ensure that you have everything you need to be prepared for the consultation. You will want to gather all of your documents that you have filed or received from the court. Make an outline of the particular questions you have for the attorney and/or the issues in your case. Bring all of that information to your consultation so that you can get the most out of your consultation. The more information you have to share with the attorney, the easier it is for you and the Dallas, TX child support lawyer to come up with a limited scope representation that fits your needs.