Evans Family Law Group

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This was my first time working with lawyers and very nervous on if I could trust them. I have a soon to be six year old daughter and EFLG worked aggressively and guided me to a positive outcome. I will keep them as my law firm for future business and guidance. Be clear with what you want and they will get it.

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The Evans Family Law Group provides a full spectrum of Family Law services to our clients in Central Texas. Our practice manager, James W. Evans has practiced law for nearly 18 years and has dedicated his practice of law to serving families of Central Texas. Our office services clients in Belton, Williamson, Travis, and surrounding Counties. No matter how simple or how complex, the Austin Family Law Attorneys at the Evans Family Law Group understand how to assist you through this difficult time. We are experienced in situations involving divorce cases involving simple or complex financial and property disputes, child custody matters, child support, adoptions, grandparent’s rights, protective orders, child abduction matters and the like. Austin Family Law Attorneys, Practice Concentrations: •Divorce •Agreed Divorce •Custody / Suit Affecting Parent Child Relationship •Custom Child Custody and Possession Schedules •Child Support •Grandparents Rights •Mediation •Collaborative Divorce Whether you have the most complex property and custody situation or a very simple one, it is critical to know that you have the assistance of an attorney that you can trust. That has experience both in the courtroom and outside of the courtroom. It is imperative during such a significant life changing event that you can trust the advice of your attorney when discussing likely outcomes of the particular issues in your case. James W. Evans has been in practice nearly 18 years and has tried over 100 jury trials, over 50 family law matters resolved through mediation, is experienced in collaborative law and has resolved over 250 family law matters without litigating these cases in the courtroom. Mr. Evans brings significant courtroom experience as well as negotiation experience to your case. See our page of representative cases and outcomes for a few examples. Mr. Evans is a member of the Family Section of the Travis County Bar, The Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, a Life Time Member of the Family Law Foundation of Texas, the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, the Academy of Family Law Attorneys. Mr. Evans is fluent in Spanish and conducted a radio talk show in Spanish for nearly 18 months. Mr. has offered his services pro bono in many cases, particularly those involving domestic violence where children are involved. Being an active member of the Austin Community, “Jimmy,” as his friends and clients call him, has carved out a reputation for effective advocacy, mediation and resolution of even the most complex family matters with dignity, respect, and focus on the needs of children, clients and their loved ones After graduating from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in December 1994, Mr. Evans was licensed by the State of Texas in May 1995 and spent nearly 5 years as an assistant Criminal District Attorney with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office wherein he spent time prosecuting cases involving domestic violence and sexual crimes against children. Mr. Evans now lives in Austin where he lives with his wife and their two children. Mr. Evans has applied for Board Certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law and has been approved to sit for the examination this year and hopes to have this accomplished in 2010. Austin Divorce Attorneys Our team of Austin divorce attorneys and staff will work endlessly to make sure your rights are protected. The Family Law and Divorce Attorneys at the Evans Family Law Group are compassionate, experienced, and aggressive when your case requires. Free Consultations We offer free consultations, payments plans when applicable, and can often times work electronically to assist you in avoiding time away from your work. Put the experience of the Austin family law divorce attorneys at the Evans Family Law Group to work for you. To discuss your case, call us at (512) 628-2550, to reach Mr. Evans directly dial (512) 628-2571 or email Mr. Evans at [email protected]. Our phones are typically answered 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, in the event of an emergency.

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More child abuse claims by CPS being overturned

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Divorce Litigation From Start to Finish

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Steve Nash fights to keep ex-wife from moving to Calif.

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Here's an interesting article about a lesbian couple in Texas that can't legally cohabitate due to a unique clause in one of the women's divorce papers. What do you think, are these kids better off with the clause enforced?

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We have top notch divorce lawyers in Austin that will protect your rights, help you pursue what is just & ensure that your best interests are always at the fore of all proceedings.

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The James W. Evans Law Office will fight for your rights in matters of asset division, debts, child custody and visitation, and child support, among others. www.EvansFamilyLawGroup.com

evansfamilylawgroup.com Evans Family Law provides a full spectrum of Family Law services to our clients in Austin including divorce, child custody, child support and adoption. Our Family Law and Divorce Attorneys offer services to clients in Belton, Williamson, Travis, and surrounding Counties.

Custody Emergencies

Sometimes in family law there are child custody emergencies. The Evans Family Law Group has successfully handled cases where a parent has taken a child without giving notice or obtaining consent from the other parent. In some of these cases the parent has crossed county or state lines. In these emergencies the Evans Family Law Group has recovered children from all over Texas and from out of state.

In this kind of highly charged emergency you need a Family Law Attorney with expertise in resolving jurisdictional conflicts and experience in coordinating with different jurisdictions across county or state lines to recover the child. The Evans Family Law Group has experience in clearing the jurisdictional hurdles and obtaining the court orders that are necessary to immediately recover children in custody emergencies

James Evans of the Evans Family Law Group is a board certified family attorney who has been successful in recovering children in difficult and complicated custody emergencies.

PRIMARY CUSTODY LAW IN TEXAS

Not surprisingly Dads are more likely to be the parent seeking advice about how to obtain primary custody of children and they are concerned that courts have a bias against fathers becoming the primary caregiver.

While as recently as ten years ago this may have been the case. Currently the courts in Travis, Williamson, Burnet, and Hayes are most concerned with what is best for the child. This means evaluating individuals: not on the basis of their gender but on the basis of which parent is going to be best the best care giver.



Some of the most decisive questions that could result in the father winning primary custody are: does the child’s mother move around a lot? Does the mother have documented mental health issues (other than depression)? Does the mother have documented previous child protective service issues, a history of abuse, domestic violence, or neglect?

But many situations are less clear cut and that’s when the nuance of the situation becomes more important: does the child have special needs? Is the child in school or out of school? How far apart do the parents live? Another important factor is what is the ability of the parents to cooperate? Is there one parent who can be exposed as non-cooperative through little things like refusing to disclose school schedules or doctor’s appointments?

Mothers do have a distinct advantage in custody decisions when a child is younger than 24 months old. In cases involving a child that young and a father who elects voluntarily to be involved, the courts typically give the father frequent opportunities to bond with the child. What’s important for fathers in situations like these is respect for the process: understanding that maybe things like overnight visits are not warranted, but taking advantage of the opportunities you do have to bond with the child and using that to further expand visitation rights.

The bottom line is that the court is looking for is some indication of who is the more stable parent and who is the more permanent caregiver. Clients should evaluate for themselves: why should a judge trust you in a primary care role with these children?

James Evans is a board certified family attorney who is understands the process to obtaining primary custody and is well qualified to assist with your child custody case.

Evans Family Law Group - Child Support

In the family law code one of the most contentious matters can be child support: “how much is he going to have to pay me?” or “how much am I going to have to pay?”

Calculating child support is very easy in cases where the primary income earner’s compensation is in the form of a salary, for example an individual working forty hours a week with no commission, overtime, or fringe benefits, and with no special needs children involved or other unusual circumstances. In straight-forward cases like that the standard formula is 20% of net resources for one child and 25% for two children.

Competent representation is more important in other types of cases where the primary breadwinner’s income is not as conventional: for example he owns his own business where he pays himself, he pays other people, and he has his assets split between several bank accounts, a stock portfolio, and a 401k. In situations like that you have to litigate, which necessitates obtaining and interpreting the financial information yourself because often litigation results in parties becoming less transparent and less forthright with financial information.

If you are hiring an attorney to pursue assets in this type of case you need an attorney whose firm has a background, like the Evans Family Law Group, in banking and accounting and who can dissect and analyze financial statements. James Evans is a board certified family lawyer and the Evans Family Law Group puts this specialized skill set at your disposal to assist you with your child support cases.

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