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Divorce Lawyer in Houston
 by: Carl Selesky

The practice of Family Law requires a firm that is familiar with both the complexities of family law and the family courts in which your family law issue will be addressed. Even the best family lawyer is at a disadvantage when dealing with a court that he or she is unfamiliar with. FamilyLawyerInHouston is the web home of The Selesky Law Firm, LLP. We specialize in family law matters in Houston.

Our goal at the Selesky Law Firm is to provide legal guidance and representation to establish and maintain strong, lasting client relationships. Service to clients is the basis for our practice of law and communication is the focus.

My website has been designed to provide you with enough information to determine if my practice can be of service to you. On my Family Law page, you will find helpful information regarding some of the key issues in family law. On the Resouces page you will find links to many federal, state, and county resources related to family law in addition to some links to site with general information regarding family law. Or simply call (713) 780-9595 for a free initial consultation.

Family cases in Houston, like many family cases in Texas, usually start when a divorce petition is filed by the family lawyer representing the party bringing the divorce. The petition for divorce is a formal legal document that contains background information (such as when the marriage and separation occurred and the names, ages, and social security number of any minor children), states the reason a divorce is desired, and requests relief (including child custody, property division, and other matters). Typically, the information contained in the petition is obtained by the family lawyer when the lawyer and client meet to discuss the background facts of the marriage and the reasons for divorce.

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In the divorce decree, the court must divide all the parties' community property. The court cannot give the separate property of one spouse to the other spouse, except with the owner's agreement. Therefore, the divorce lawyers must present evidence to help a court decide whether each item owned by the parties is community or separate property.

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There is no doubt divorce affects the lives of scores of children in Houston, and throughout Texas. With very few exceptions, divorcing couples with the help of their Family lawyers, can and should agree on the issues of custody and visitation. The agreement should ensure that the child or children maintain close and continuing contact with both parties after the divorce is final. If an agreement is reached, the child or children will be spared the unnecessary and destructive fighting between the parents. Most Family Lawyers in Houston will tell you that most parents rank the priority of their children ahead of all the other issues typically involved in a divorce.

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The Federal government, as well as the various states, have recognized the dangers and tragedy of parental kidnapping. Texas adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, which is designed to discourage one state from changing another state's custody order.

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The Selesky Law Firm provides a Family Law Newsletter, updated periodically, with articles on a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, child care issues, bankruptcy, alimony, seperations, and many more topics. If you have questions concerninf a fmily law issue, don't hesitate to contact us to reach Carl Selesky, an experienced Houston family lawyer.
The Selesky Law Firm, LLP
Carl Selesky
Call (713) 780-9595 for a free initial consultation!

About The Author

The Selesky Law Firm, L.L.P.
6303 Beverly Hill, Suite 1000
Houston, Texas 77057

Affiliation: Woodfill & Pressler, L.L.P. Maintain active trial docket in State and Federal Court.
Lead attorney in over 130 active cases and files.
Currently engaged in litigation against national companies for clients including State Farm, Allstate, Farmers, USAA, Union Standard Insurance, Royce Homes, Sun Beam and Toyota, among many.
Maintain independent clientele with over 250 individual and business clients.
Service to clients is the basis for the practice of law and communication is the focus.
Areas: Personal Injury, Insurance Disputes, Consumer Law, Family Law, Business Litigation and Criminal Law.
Licensed and extensive trial experience in Federal and Texas State courts including: Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Liberty, Jefferson, Orange, Travis, Dallas, Williamson, Bell and Hayes.
Appointed and serve as Attorney and Guardian Ad Litem for minor children in custody disputes in Harris CountyFamily District Courts.
1993 - 2003 Houston, Texas

Law Offices of John C. Osborne Lead and assist an active docket in boutique civil firm.
Develop independent clientele and caseload.
Responsible for drafting writs and briefs to various Texas State and Federal Courts.
Areas: Personal Injury, Consumer law, Family law, Criminal Law and Business litigation.
Education 1991-1994 Houston, Texas

South Texas College of Law Juris Doctorate
Lead attorney in over 130 active cases and files.
Extensive employment throughout law school.
Scholarship recipient, intramural mock trial winner, President, Florida Law Student Association and member, Board of Advocates and Director Intramural Sports
1986-1990 Chicago, Illinois

North Central College B. A. Communications, Minor: English Literature
Maintained employment throughout college
Participated in NCAA Division III Football

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This article was posted on August 19, 2005


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