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When facing the end of a relationship or navigating the aftermath of divorce, turning to a competent family law attorney is crucial. At ALP Law Firm, our attorneys offer the legal guidance and compassionate support you need, serving clients in Bellaire, TX, and surrounding areas.

Family Law Attorneys in Bellaire, TX

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Divorce and family law issues are notoriously stressful for the parties involved and their families. When marital relationships come to an end, or you are struggling to navigate child-related disputes, it can be overwhelming. Emotions can run high. Trying to understand the complexities of Texas law, the family court system and its procedures can be draining. 

The decisions you make and the outcome of your case can impact you and your children for years, raising the stakes. Uncertainty about how to successfully represent yourself, how the courts will determine your issues, and who to trust for legal assistance can add to the anxiety. 

At ALP Law Firm, we get it. Many of our team and staff have personally experienced divorce and other complicated family law issues. We can relate to the difficulties you face, which means our team can combine life experience with professional know-how in Texas family law to address these matters. 

Founding attorney Allecia Lindsey Pottinger brings 28 years of practice to your divorce or family law issue. She has created a team that serves clients with kindness, respect, and compassion during these challenging times. 

If you need legal guidance, we welcome you with open arms; we can be the extended family you need when grappling with any family-related issue, from adoption to divorce, post-divorce disputes, prenuptial agreements, Child Protective Services (CPS)  investigations, and more. 

Call ALP Law Firm at (346) 536-9842 for a confidential consultation with a Bellaire family lawyer. Get the advice and guidance you need—Hablamos español.

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Your Advocate in the Fight
  • Fierce Advocacy
    Our attorneys are relentless in their pursuit of justice for you and your family, employing strategic legal tactics to achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Client-Centered Approach
    You're not just a case number to us. We prioritize your well-being and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.
  • Decades of Combined Experience
    Our team offers unparalleled experience and a deep understanding of family law, to provide you with the best possible representation.
  • Empathetic Guidance
    With firsthand experience in navigating complex family law issues, our team offers empathetic guidance tailored to your specific circumstances.
  • Accessibility and Responsiveness
    We understand the importance of timely communication, and our team is readily available to address your questions and provide updates on your case.
  • Providing Service in Spanish
    We are dedicated to serving the diverse community in Houston and providing accessible, compassionate legal assistance to Spanish-speaking clients.

Why You Need a Family Law Attorney in Harris County

Family law matters are often emotionally charged and painful. You may feel worried or upset if facing a complicated divorce or handling other family law matters such as child custody and visitation, child support, or paternity. What will happen to you, your children, your property, your finances, and your family life as a whole? This alone is a heavy burden, and most Texas family courts require many forms, documents, and formal procedures to initiate and resolve a case.

Our team can take over the task of navigating the endless rules, legal codes, and red tape required. We can also give you the legal advice you need to prepare for the road ahead with a clear, objective point of view. From the initial petitions to after-trial or settlement proceedings, we strive to ensure that you are treated fairly and work diligently to increase your chances of securing favorable results. 

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What Role Does a Family Lawyer Play in a Divorce Case?

Our role is to help individuals involved in family disputes rationally handle disagreements without letting emotions lead to serious or costly mistakes. Besides handling bureaucratic matters such as filing petitions, gathering documentation, and making court appearances, we play a critical role in de-escalating contentious situations and often help couples settle disputes without going to court.

Our attorneys can represent you in court when you and your partner cannot reach an amicable agreement. We can also help you take confident, rational steps during a distressing, emotionally taxing period of your life. 

During heated divorce and custody battles, it is common for the other side to make empty threats or ask for absurd amounts in child or spousal support. Working with our firm will give you more leverage to negotiate fair and equitable terms. The right attorney can make a world of difference for your divorce or family law case. At ALP Law Firm, that is what we are all about.

    "I would not go to anyone other than ALP Law Firm for my needs."
    There are a lot of attorneys who say they will be on your side and when you hire them, they only want your money. This is not the case with Allecia. She made us feel like family and treated us with respect.
    - Travis L.
    "I will definitely recommend her to others."
    Allecia was able to handle my situation given that my now ex-husband is a narcissist. The more he prolong or delay the divorce process, Allecia was able to work around that behavior to ensure the completion and satisfaction of the divorce.
    - Jessica T.
    "If you want an ethical attorney with effective results, than I highly implore you to see her assistance."
    Mrs. Pottinger's attention to detail, application of wisdom, and "honorable" service and commitment saved me hundreds to several thousands of dollars.
    - Demetrius A.
    "Their professionalism, combined with a genuine commitment to their clients’ best interests, truly sets them apart in the legal community."
    I highly recommend ALP Law Firm and Attorney Allecia Pottinger to anyone seeking expert legal guidance in divorce, child custody, or family law matters in Houston.
    - Brian A.
    "The lawyers are great and I highly recommend this firm."
    ALP Law Firm was very knowledgeable and helpful in my divorce case. Although it was a little complicated, they helped explain things to me and put me at ease.
    - Chris V.
    "I would highly recommend their services as they are well capable of positioning your case."
    I’m very happy with everything here. This a a brutally honest team that will help you understand what is going to happen, as well as what is happening.
    - Gerald W.
    "I can’t say enough good things about Ms. Allecia!"
    She is kind, compassionate and fair. I had the pleasure of really getting to know her during my time with her in mediation and she is a beautiful soul, she truly loves what she does and fights hard and advocates for her clients.
    - Denise M.
    "I recommend her 100%."
    Ms. Allecia was a great help to me when it came to my divorce. I live in Wichita Falls, TX and my ex lived in Houston where he filed. I had to get a lawyer in the Houston area and communicated via email. We got it done.
    - Kim P.
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What Other Types of Cases Does a Family Law Attorney Handle?

Divorce is the first thing that comes to mind in family law. We are here to help make the process as easy as possible. Our firm especially helps fathers facing divorce, who often feel the system works against them. 

Our family lawyers can handle a wide variety of family-related cases, including: 

  • Child custody and visitation
  • Post-decree modifications
  • Adoptions
  • Paternity issues and fathers’ rights
  • Grandparents’ rights
  • Parental rights termination
  • Guardianship
  • Annulment
  • Probate
  • CPS investigations into child neglect or abuse

No matter how complex or worrisome your case may seem, our team is here to help you tackle the issues using our extensive experience in case preparation, negotiation, mediation, or litigation. At the same time, we offer the human support you need to make the journey as smooth and painless as possible. 

If you are looking for a law firm that offers you the right balance between legal knowledge and compassionate service, contact us at (346) 536-9842 today. We will be happy to discuss your case and explain your legal options.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How Long Will It Take to Get a Divorce in Texas?
    The timeline for a divorce varies depending on several factors such as whether the parties agree on all aspects of the divorce or if the case goes to trial, but on average a divorce will go through a 60-day waiting period before a court is set to grant the divorce.
  • What is a No-Fault Divorce?
    It is a reason presented by either spouse to end the divorce claiming insupportability; i.e., the conflict in personalities has made the marriage insupportable with no expectation of reconciliation. Both sides no longer like each other and do not wish to live together as husband and wife.
  • How Can a Divorce Agreement Be Modified?
    If your circumstances change and the terms of your final divorce and/or child custody and support orders are no longer favorable, you may initiate a petition for modification with the court. Consulting a family law attorney before taking this step is recommended, as courts are often hesitant to make changes to final divorce orders if the petitioner cannot demonstrate the changes are in the child’s best interest.
  • How is Child Support Determined in Texas?
    Child support is calculated based on how many children the couple has and the equivalent percentage of the payor’s net income that will be allocated for support. For one child, the percentage of net income that goes towards child support is 20%, up to at least 40% for couples with six or more children.
  • How Does Child Custody Work in Texas?
    Child custody is one of the most contested aspects of a divorce, but in general terms, courts will make decisions based on the child’s best interest. Texas courts tend to give preference to joint custody agreements so that the child can continue his or her relationship with both parents. In this arrangement, the child lives with one parent and the other parent has a visitation schedule, while both parents share decision-making powers in raising the child.
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