Divorce can be one of the most, difficult, devastating, confusing, and challenging things that you will ever encounter. Despite all the ways it can help your family in the long run, it is a tough process.
The experienced Austin divorce attorneys at Evans Family Law Group understand what you are going through. Our founding attorney, James W. Evans, practices law by the philosophy of, “just because can do it doesn’t necessarily mean you should do it”.
If possible for you and your spouse, consider an uncontested divorce. In what we call an "Agreed Divorce" (a term we coined), an uncontested divorce builds on the goodwill of two people willing to work together to avoid unnecessary conflict, most often regarding child custody and property division. An uncontested divorce can be an amicable and transparent process from the start, and is a great way to minimize collateral damage. Find out more about Agreed Divorces.
Of course, in some cases an uncontested divorce just isn’t possible, either because of one’s spouse or for complicated reasons. If that is your situation, you will need a divorce attorney who is experienced in handled contested divorces where everything is fought over: custody, custody agreements, child visitation, spousal maintenance, assets of all kinds, even the terms of a prenup or postnup, and more.Here are the types of divorce situations we deal with most often:
Some things must be protected at all costs. At the top of that list are children. Divorce proceedings are hard enough on adults, without kids in the picture. If you have children, not only do you need to do what is long-term best for them, but you also need to minimize the harm and risk to them in the short-term. It is a difficult balance. If you work with divorce attorneys who are not experienced in handling difficult child custody cases here in Texas, then that is a balance you are unlikely to achieve.
As experienced child custody attorneys and as parents ourselves, we understand the challenges both in legal and in terms of family wellness. We can help with the full range of child custody cases, including those that involve:
We provide thorough and comprehensive family law services in the most simple to the most complex family law matters, including divorce, child custody, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, child support, establishing child visitation and access, modifications of prior custody orders, emergency child custody orders, and enforcement issues.
We take pride in our ability to resolve your case in a professional, collaborative, and dignified manner by agreement, while keeping a watchful eye on protecting our clients’ rights – those related to their property as well as their children.Learn More
"Jimmy has an encyclopedic knowledge of the law based, extensive experience with a wide range of cases, and as a result is someone I could completely trust to know what he was doing. He was always willing to explain why certain issues that were under dispute were/were not likely to be upheld by a judge and gave me a very honest sense of what to expect before a judge, with respect to anything I asked him. He took the time to talk to me and answer questions, and was an ethical advocate who was clearly seeking the best outcome for the children. Rarely do I post reviews, but I chose him based on ones I read by people equally unfamiliar and scared by family law, divorce, and custody as I was; and he was a gem in guiding us through a difficult time. I'm so grateful to have found him, and recommend him as one of the most ethical and professional people I've ever worked with."
- Sheila (see review on Avvo)
A good portion of our divorce, family law, and child custody practice is in Williamson County. Our family law attorneys routinely practice before the courts in Williamson County and are active members in good standing of the Williamson County Bar Association.Learn More
Our principal attorney, James W. Evans (known as “Jimmy”) is Board Certified in Family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has been in practice since 1995. With more than 100 jury trials to his credit, Mr. Evans has proven to be effective in and out of the courtroom. Mr. Evans is a member of the Texas Family Law Foundation, a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, and is in the review process of obtaining an “AV” rating with Martindale Hubble.