About Arthur Augustine
I practice primarily in the area of family law, divorce, child custody, child support, enforcements, contempt, modifications, paternity suits, visitation, adoptions, grandparent’s rights, name changes, protective orders and spousal support or alimony. Arthur Augustine My Google Profile
Arthur G. Augustine, Board Certified - Texas Board of Legal Specialization
San Antonio Family Lawyer | San Antonio Family Attorney 210-338-8225
Family law is a very special area of Texas' law & I am Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. It helps families structure their lives, raise their children and protect their assets. Divorce is one area of Texas family law that I have over 15 years experience in. . If you are considering a divorce, it may help to know that as a San Antonio family attorney I have helped thousands of couples resolve their differences in a manner that allows them to move on with their own lives. Many of my clients feel as though I help them move from one chapter of their lives to another with a sense of peace, regardless of the dynamics involved in the situation.
We are client-oriented family lawyers in San Antonio. Our goal is to be responsive to the needs of our clients. Whether you are fighting for child custody, filing for divorce or filing a child support modification, as your San Antonio family attorneys we will work with you to determine your goals. Together we will work to accomplish those goals, and ultimately to achieve the best results for your family..
At the family Law Office of Arthur G. Augustine, ourSan Antonio family lawyers provide clients with informed representation. EachSan Antonio family lawyer is committed to providing the personalized, hands-on service of a small firm, with the progressive and forward-thinking techniques and technology of a large San Antonio family firm. I make sure your interests are clearly articulated and defended, whether you are fighting for marital assets or child custody I am prepared to help.
Below is a few areas of Texas family law that I practice in:
San Antonio Family Lawyers For Divorce
Once the decision is made to file for divorce, the very first step towards protecting your interest in the marital assets is to consult with a Texas divorce lawyer right away. By seeking legal advice at the outset, you will be better prepared if your divorce action goes to a trial, and your assets may be better protected in the interim
Divorce does not have to be an all-out war. A divorce can be handled with great wisdom and a focus on both your futures as individuals, and as friends, or parents as the case may be. I have helped many people take the first and subsequent steps over the bridge between the closing of the chapter for marriage and the beginning of the chapters in the future..
DIVORCE TESTIMONY | REPORT OF DIVORCE OR ANNULMENT | PROCEEDINGS IN MULTICOUNTY DISTRICTS | FILING DEADLINES | CHANGE OF NAME IN DIVORCE SUIT | ENFORCEMENT OF DECREE | DIVORCE MEDIATION | TEXAS DIVORCE WAITING PERIOD | DIVORCE SUIT | DIVORCE ARBITRATION | DIVORCE COUNSELING | GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE AND DEFENSES | TEXAS DIVORCE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS | DIVORCE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE |
San Antonio Family Lawyers For Child Custody
Legal custody is a phrase that refers to the legal relationship you have to your minor child. As it applies to a parent, it is the right and responsibility to make major decisions concerning the child, except with respect to specified decisions as set forth by the court or the parties in the final judgment or order. According to the statutes, major decisions include but are not limited to, decisions regarding consent to marry, consent to enter military service, consent to obtain a motor vehicle operator's license, authorization for non emergency health care and choice of school and religion
Arbitration is another means of alternative dispute resolution. An arbitrator may provide a decision by which the parties shall abide. Sometimes the arbitration decision is reviewable by the Court and sometimes not. I always discuss with my clients whether arbitration is an option and how the process would work in your case.
San Antonio Family Attorneys For Child Support
Child support is paid when a child is born to or adopted by a couple and when a child support order is filed. Child support can be ordered even if the couple is not married.
In a paternity action, child support and the birth expenses (hospital, doctor, room, post-birth medical care) can be charged to the pay or retroactively to the date of the birth of a child if certain factors are present. This can result in a substantial arrearage that can affect tax refunds (through intercept programs) and the right to get or use a passport. Otherwise, child support orders are not made for the period of time prior to the filing and service of a motion to modify child support.
San Antonio Family Attorneys For Adoption
Children can be adopted from other countries.
Adopting children from all over the world has become something U.S. residents and citizens have been doing more and more when starting or expanding their families. Over 20,000 inter-country adoptions are taking place per year in addition to the more than
most adoptive parents are two parent families
Most adoptive parents are two parent families aged 31 to 40. A growing number of parents are aged 41 to 49. Most parents attended or completed college.
Adoption assistance is available
monthly or one-time only subsidy payments to help adoptive parents raise children with special needs. These payments were initially made possible by the enactment of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (P. L. 96-272).
San Antonio Family Lawyer
San Antonio, TX 78209
Mon-Fri 8am - 6:30pm
Mon-Fri 8am - 6:30pm
Price Range: Free Consultation
Appointment Available: Yes