Fort Bend County Family Law Lawyer

At The Zand Law Firm, you are never just another client. We diligently consider every individual case and tailor our defense to provide exactly what you need. Within the first conversation, you will discover that the lawyers at The Zand Law Firm are incredibly passionate when it comes to our clients; we understand the hardship and emotional toll any family law issue causes.

Fort Bend County’s Premiere Divorce and Family Law Firm

The Zand Law Firm is dedicated to providing knowledgeable and caring service to clients in Texas. While we treat our clients with compassion, we are known by our peers in the legal profession for our willingness to engage in hard-hitting litigation, defend our clients' rights, and fight for the best possible outcome in every case we handle. If you are looking for a team who will work closely with you throughout the process and do everything possible to achieve an outcome that favors your interests, choose The Zand Law Firm.

Divorce can be a very difficult time in your life, and the outcome of your proceedings could continue to affect you for the rest of your life. You need to know that your case is being handled by someone you can trust, someone you know can fight to get you the property division, alimony, child custody, and child support judgments that you need. At the Zand Law Firm, we are dedicated to doing just that. We have years of experience fighting on our clients behalf. We know the challenges that you may face during your divorce, because for years throughout Richmond and surrounding areas we have been helping people just like you. If you or someone you love needs an experienced, compassionate divorce lawyer, contact us today by calling 281-751-6466.

Compassion, Experience, Results

At the Zand Law Firm, we consider the initial consultation one of the most important steps in the evaluation and consideration process. This is an opportunity for you as a client to communicate your situation and get honest legal advice and direction about how to best proceed. You can expect compassion, experience, clear and careful explanations, and confidentiality in all of your consultations. We understand the stress and pain family issues can cause and we will also be there for you.

Our Richmond, Katy, and Fort Bend County divorce lawyer operate on a team concept. Hiring our firm means that you will benefit from having the combined experience, background and insight of all resources working together for you - you get our entire team on your side. Furthermore, we have a number of outside experts who assist us in developing our clients' cases, including certified public accountants, financial planners, counselors, investigators, and others. Whether you are preparing for a hard-fought courtroom battle or want to negotiate an amicable settlement for your divorce, we will put all of our resources to work for you in seeking an outcome that serves your best interests and allows you to move on in your life.

You Can Count on Us!

When dealing with a family law matter such as divorce, property division, or child custody, you need an attorney on your side with a proven track record. Our unique one of a kind approach guarantees our clients that we will become more acquainted with you and your case to make that difference.

01 Experience

We have years of legal experience to offer you and a proven track record of results.

02 Compassion

Every case is different, and we are ready to listen to you and provide service centered on your personal needs.

03 Knowledge

Fighting for you and your family rights. We have knowledge and experience to deliver results.

04 Communication

We will keep you regularly advised of our progress as we proceed with your case, to make sure we are handling everything the way you want.

05 Integrity

We guarantee capability, compassion and commitment because this is what our clients need, and deserve.

06 Results

We aren’t satisfied until YOU are satisfied. You should choose us because we will get you the results you are looking for.

What Our Clients say

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Aggressive & highly experienced attorney who wants the same results you do

We can assist you with every aspect of your family law case. If you are preparing to divorce, an attorney from our team can help you go to court to request a restraining order if necessary to ensure that your spouse cooperates in terms of handling your marital assets, custody of the children, and other matters that will have to be resolved during the divorce.

Whenever possible, we seek to negotiate an out-of-court settlement for our clients. In the event that the other side refuses to agree to fair settlement terms, however, we will not hesitate to take your case to court.

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Compassionate and Relentless Representation

Whatever your family law needs, we will fight to meet them. At the Zand Law Firm, we measure experience in years and success in satisfied clients. We top quality representation at affordable prices. We represent our clients diligently by focusing on divorce, paternity, child custody and visitation, child support, modifications, enforcement’s, property division and orders of protection.

Versatile, Experienced and Accomplished Texas Family Lawyer

At the Zand Law Firm, we bring a variety of skills and resources to bear on every case we handle. By drawing upon a wide variety of practice skills, including sophisticated negotiation techniques and thorough trial preparation, we can handle any issue that can arise in a divorce and other Family Law matters. To achieve that, we work with our clients to map out their objectives and, consistent with their budget, develop a strategy to meet their desired outcomes.

Experience Counts

No matter what issues your case involves, you will benefit from the depth of expertise our firm offers. Our team’s wide range of expertise allows you to tap into decade’s worth of family law knowledge and experience, without having to “reinvent the wheel.” Our advantage in the courtroom comes from our decades of experience and knowledge of the law. In addition to being extraordinarily well-versed in all aspects of family law, our attorneys have experience assisting our clients at the intersection of family law and other related areas.

Practice Areas

The Zand Law Firm is a client-focused family law firm that is dedicated to high-quality service and relentless representation. We desire nothing more than to help you through the divorce process as quickly as possible while providing the support and counsel that you need.

Other Areas of Expertise

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More Than 10 Years of Family Law Experience

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Spousal Support

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After you schedule and attend either your free in person or telephone consultation and you like the conversation you’ve had with the attorney and maybe you’re ready to move to the next steps, we will send you a client questionnaire packet to complete along with an employment contract. Once we receive the completed questionnaire packet, signed employment contract and initial retainer which will be discussed with you at the initial consultation, we will begin preparing all necessary paperwork to start your case.
One of the first questions that is often asked about a divorce is how long will the divorce take to finalize. In Texas, there is a 60-day minimum waiting period for divorce cases. That means that in between the date that you first file for divorce and the date that you request the Court to sign your Final Decree of Divorce, there must be at least 60 days. On average, most cases take at least 3-6 months to resolve. However, there are always exceptions. If you and your husband or wife have an agreement as to the rights and duties concerning your children and the division of your community estate, it is possible that The Zand Law Firm, PLLC can help you draft all of the required paperwork, including a Final Decree of Divorce, and assist you in obtaining the Court’s signature on the Decree on the sixty-first date after the filing for divorce. This is the fastest possible outcome to resolve your divorce matter. In all honesty, finalizing your divorce in that short window of time is possible for some families, but often, it takes more time for people to determine what their community estate is and then reach agreements as to how to divide it. Even if you believe your divorce to be relatively simple or easy, there is a good chance that you have not considered something that could provide a benefit to you or your children. It’s always a good option to have an attorney at The Zand Law Firm, PLLC review any potential agreements that you have reached so that you can consider your options and reduce any potential risk in your divorce before signing on the dotted line of a Final Decree of Divorce.
It is possible for a person to represent themselves through a divorce case, however when a person’s assets are in jeopardy or their parental rights at stake, the ability to “emotionally detach” oneself from a situation is often lost, and what would normally be rational and objective judgment is replaced by feelings of stress, anger, worry and fear. President Abraham Lincoln once said, “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” It is often best to have an attorney at The Zand Law Firm, PLLC represent you through a divorce to assist you in making rational decisions and reduce in any potential risk in your divorce. A divorce has long lasting implications and reaching the right resolution can impact you and your children many years down the road.
The most common question we receive is, how much will my divorce cost? In all honesty, it depends on the complexity of the case as well as the specific issues involved. For example, a case involving a large estate comprised of multiple businesses and investment accounts, it’s likely that case would cost more than a case involving a single residence and two retirement accounts. What we tell all client’s is that the more contested the case, meaning the higher the level of conflict, the more time an attorney is involved, which therefore leads to an additional amount of cost to you. The best way to keep cost down in a divorce is to reduce the level of conflict. The Zand Law Firm, PLLC encourages clients to attempt if at all possible to resolve many of the issues very early on so as to prevent additional conflict down the road.
Quite often we have both a husband and wife want to hire The Zand Law Firm, PLLC to represent both parties in a divorce. Unfortunately, we cannot represent both sides. What typically takes place is one party, either the husband or the wife, will retain The Zand Law Firm, PLLC to represent them and we will then work with the other spouse to reach an amicable resolution all issues including property and children. In a situation like the one above, the husband and wife are on amicable terms and very rarely have any issues of conflict. The party not represented by The Zand Law Firm, PLLC has the option to either hire an attorney of their own or in many situations; they will seek an attorney to solely review the Final Decree of Divorce to assist in providing them an explanation on any issues the party may not understand.
Clients will often ask at their initial consultation what types of cases typically go to trial. In our experience highly contested cases involving child custody are more likely to proceed to trial. The reason for this is the parents cannot reach an agreement on which parent should be awarded primary custody of the child or children, meaning who will the children primarily live with and who will have visitation. It is often a very difficult decision for parents to make and in some situations, a decision they cannot which is why a court is ultimately left with the decision as to what is in the children’s best interest. Custody cases are not the only cases to go to trial. In some instances, cases involving the division of assets and debts, disputes as to values of property or businesses will also proceed to trial.
To most parents going through a divorce, no other aspect of a divorce is more important than those regarding their children. Determining an appropriate possession schedule for the children, calculating the correct amount of child support, and negotiating the decision-making for educational, psychiatric, and medical decisions between parents is something no parent should do by themselves. Most parents want to minimize the impact the divorce will have on their children. In order to do that, a parent needs to communicate with their attorney about their goals relating to their children’s interests, and their children’s schedules. The Zand Law Firm, PLLC can help you determine whether or not a 50/50 possession schedule or a Standard Possession Order is a best fit for your family. We can also help answer questions about the Texas Child Support Guidelines, which is a good starting-point regarding your children’s needs.

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