Recent Results

Attorneys at the firm represent clients in a variety of complex family matters and civil transactions. The following is a general description of the type of cases that we have represented for our clients:

Divorce – Obtained an award for Wife of 100% of the couple’s estate in light of the prior abuse and alcohol abuse of the husband, i.e. “fault” grounds.

Agreed Divorce – Mr. Evans has conducted many, many, agreed divorces in Travis, Williamson, and contiguous Counties.  Provided a value priced drafting service to a family who had been separated for several years, where ready to “move on,” and wanted the peace of mind, safety and security that their family and assets were protected after the divorce.

Mediated Divorce Settled a $6 million dollar community estate, without going to court once, utilizing a professional mediator to resolve the final property and child custody support case. Combined aggressive research on valuations, exacting discovery and diplomacy to attend to the interest of the client to avoid court dispute and high tensions, to retain dignity.

Collaborative Divorce – Represented a professional and his wife in a Collaborative Divorce, where the parties were able to privately settle their disputes outside of court and with the help of third party professionals including a psychologist and business evaluator to determine the value of a closely held family business and CPA to assist with taxes

Collaborative Dissolution – Successfully obtained divorce for couple through the “collaborative law” process.  Estate was worth over $1mm.

Child Removal –  Successfully represented mom in the return of her two small children wherein the dad had removed the children from Texas to California.

Child Removal – Successfully represented a dad who the mom had secretly removed his 4 year old daughter from him.  After 3 years of hiding, we obtained the orders necessary, found the child’s location, and secured her return.

Child Removal –  Successfully represented mom wherein the dad had secretly removed her 2 month old infant in obtaining the return of the child and obtained a protective order on her and her child’s behalf.

Child Reporting Domestic Violence –  Successfully represented mom in a case where 6 year old child was reporting domestic violence occurring in the father’s home.  Court ordered father to obtain counseling, domestic violence classes, and batterer’s intervention courses.  Further, Parenting Facilitator appointed to redirect father’s “method” of communicating with the mother and to allow the parties to attempt.

Above Guidelines Child Support – Successfully represented mom in a case seeking to required the father to pay above guidelines child support.  Father required to pay child support and, in addition, ½ of the child’s private school tuition, child care, and summer activities.

Clarification of Prior Decree – Prior attorneys had in error entered an order which cut short dad’s time and required dad to pay nearly twice the amount of child support.  Successfully represented the father to “clarify” the order, by modification, and the Court Ordered the modifications requested allowing father to save nearly $500 per month and went from standard possession time to an extended standard possession time with his son.

Child Support Modification – Secured a greater than guideline child support modification for a client resulting in $2,500 in monthly support for the managing conservator spouse.

Custody Modification Was awarded a reversal of custody where a mother who had a previous history of mild addiction, had rehabilitated herself, securing employment and stable employment. The children were returned to their mother and she was awarded child support.

Step Parent’s Rights – Secured a possession schedule and custodial rights for a non-biological step-father, who had divorced the mother of the child, but the Court found that it was in the best of the children to continue visitation with the children following the dissolution of the marriage.  Secured Joint Managing Conservatorship for a non-biological father.

International Custody Modification – Represented a military spouse, whose husband had withheld the transfer of the minor children from an overseas military base to the United States. Worked with military officials and the Texas District Courts to secure the children and their supervision for the mother.

Electronic Discovery and Technology – Used forensic computer experts to discover a secret Internet business of a client’s spouse. Secured additional awards in the community property award for the client, based upon a scan of computer hard drives, cell phones and review of computer source code and was awarded attorneys fees.

Psychological Expert Testimony – Presented two rebuttal expert witnesses in a child custody case to invalidate a tenured psychology professor in a custody case. Presented expert testimony involving forensic psychological tests including the Rorschach and MMPI examinations.

Business Valuation – Represented a client in a civil case where family members were at odds over the break up of a family business.  At the same time, one of the family members was contesting the sale of the business due to her pending divorce.  Worked with the varied legal teams, both corporate and family to untangle the property claim related to the divorce allowing the sale of the business to go forward.

Termination of Parental Rights & Grandparent’s Rights – Terminated the parental rights of a father who was convicted of a felony and had abandoned the minor children. Secured this outcome on behalf of the grandparents and over the objection of the biological mother.

Reconciliation – Following the interview and initial legal activities of a pending divorce, provided legal counsel to assist the client to reduce risks related to the reasons for the initial divorce pleading and to allow family counselors and clergy to assist the family to reconcile as man and wife.

Divorce, Custody & International Abduction: Represented the Wife and mother of a 3 year old child.  Husband and father is a citizen and licensed attorney in a foreign country.  In the Divorce, at heart of the custody dispute, were concerns regarding risks of international abduction to a foreign country.  The firm contacted embassy’s, consulates and the state department notifying them of temporary orders prohibiting passports and travel with the Child.  In the Mediation, successfully included provisions in the Decree to prohibit any international travel, issuance of passports, notification of the appropriate United States and foreign departments of same, and documented all concerns in the Decree regarding the risk factors for international abduction under Texas Family Code 153.501.

Child Support Modification– Secured a greater than guideline child support modification for a client resulting in $2,500 in monthly support for the managing conservator spouse.

Custody Modification– Was awarded a reversal of custody where a mother who had a previous history of mild addiction, had rehabilitated herself, securing employment and stable employment. The children where returned to their mother and she was awarded child support.

Step Parent’s Rights– Secured a possession schedule and custodial rights for a non-biological step-father, who had divorced the mother of the child, but the court found that it was in the best of the children to continue visitation with the children following the dissolution of the marriage.

International Custody Modification– Represented a military spouse, whose husband had withheld the transfer of the minor children from an overseas military base to the United States. Worked with military officials and the Texas District Courts to secure the children and their supervision for the mother.

Electronic Discovery and Technology– Used forensic computer experts to discover a secret Internet business of a client’s spouse. Secured additional awards in the community property award for the client based upon a scan of computer hard drives, cell phones and review of computer source code.

Reconciliation– Following the interview and initial legal activities of a pending divorce, provided legal counsel to assist the client to reduce risks related to the reasons for the initial divorce pleading and to allow family counselors and clergy to assist the family to reconcile as man and wife.