Family Law

Legal services are offered in the following areas:

Divorce Cases

involving child custody, child support, child visitation, division of property, and other matters

Modification of divorce court orders

involving custody, child support, and visitation

Suit to establish a parent - child relationship case

involving custody, child support, and visitation

Modification of suit affecting parent - child relationship court orders

regarding child support, visitation, and custody

Texas Attorney General child support

review conferences and court proceedings

Grandparent access

to the child

Child Protective Services

involving custody

Termination of Parental Rights

involving custody

Protective Orders

seeking court protection from family violence


of a child or adult

Family Situations

F amily law in Texas covers numerous situations. Although the family situations are too many to list, one main type of dispute in the majority of family litigation involves a divorce. These cases range from a simple uncontested divorce case with or without children to a highly litigated divorce case involving custody of the children and the division of the estate of the parties.

Usually the time frame for finishing a divorce case depends on whether the parties are in agreement with the terms of the divorce or if the issues are going to be litigated with a judge or jury. A simple uncontested divorce can be resolved between two to three months, while a contested divorce may take six months or more to be concluded.

If a divorce case involves a child, at times the parties may come back to the courtroom after the divorce case is finished with a legal action to modify the terms of custody, child support, or visitation.

Sometimes the parties are not married and a child is born. The law provides that a party can file a suit to establish a parent-child relationship and a court can decide on the custody, support and visitation issues.

Other types of situations which are in the majority of cases in family law involve a child of the parties and legal action can be initiated by State agencies such as the Texas Attorney General for child support collection and the Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) when an investigation shows that the safety and welfare of a child is at risk.

Daniel Ramirez represents clients in family cases involving various types of situations.


Telephone: 956-686-2401

Fax: 956-686-5260


1536 Dove Avenue, McAllen TX, 78504