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Dedicated local Killeen area Family Lawyers Provide Valuable Advice

Killeen area family attorneys handle divorce litigation and parenting disputes.

Properly dealing with a family law concern requires strong guidance and careful attention to the issues that affect our closest relationships. With more than 60 combined years of experience, the lawyers of Seigman, Starritt-Burnett & Sinkfield, PLLC in Harker Heights blend effective advocacy with compassionate counsel for our Texas clients. Our firm delivers comprehensive legal support across Bell and Coryell counties in divorces, custody matters, child support disputes and other domestic cases. We understand that successful family law representation isn’t just a matter of obtaining a favorable outcome, but also doing so in a way that relieves your emotional burden.

Experienced Texas firm represents clients in divorce proceedings.

For clients going through a divorce in Killeen, Fort Hood, Belton, Temple and other Central Texas locations in Bell County and Coryell County, attorney Cari Starritt-Burnett is an effective legal advocate who helps them accomplish their goals in proceedings involving:

  • Spousal maintenance — In situations where a wife or husband has not worked outside the home for many years or can’t work for another reason, spousal maintenance might be provided. We’ll assess your situation and work hard to achieve a fair resolution.
  • Child custody — Should you have a minor son or daughter, our firm treats child custody concerns with the utmost professionalism and care, so that they can have the full support of both parents going forward, including proper access and visitation arrangements.
  • Child support — When parents no longer live together, the standard Texas child support formula is based on the income of the parent who lacks primary residential custody. However, special circumstances might exist that should be addressed in the order. Whether resolving these issues through discussions or before the judge, we’ll gather the necessary information to build a compelling argument. Our firm also handles requests for modifications and enforcement proceedings.

Don’t hesitate to get the advice you need regarding these matters and other aspects of your divorce. Once you’ve learned about your options in a free consultation, you’ll be armed with knowledge that will help you make smart choices.

Handling military divorce and family issues for military families.

We’re conveniently located near Fort Hood, and provide dedicated representation to military families stationed throughout Central Texas.  We’re ready and able to address important family law issues that affect military personnel, military spouse and children. We take care and provide skilled representation to help you navigate property division, retirement division and custody/visitation concerns.

Retirement Enforcement and/or Clarification Orders.

Clients are sometimes forced to deal with the retirement division awards from the divorce decree when the spouse is not paying the agreed amount.  A judgment can be awarded on back pay, if the retirement was not paid based on a prior order.  Our experienced family law attorney handles these cases and defends them as needed.

Accomplished attorneys use mediation to resolve issues outside of court.

While court can’t be avoided sometimes, the mediation process offers many advantages during divorces and other family law conflicts. Resolving important issues before a qualified, neutral third party helps couples maintain their privacy and avoid unnecessary delay and expense during a period that is already turbulent. Even if you and your spouse have sharp differences regarding issues such as custody, alimony and property division, our firm can demonstrate how effective mediation can guide you toward a solution that can be submitted to the court as a binding Mediated Settlement Agreement.

Let us help you with your name change.

One of the most permanent and identifying aspects in our lives is our name.  People seek to change their name for a variety reasons.  A legal name change is available if you are an adult without any felony charges or if you are seeking a name change on behalf of a minor.  Come see Cari for detailed advice on how to make your name change happen.

Let us review your family law settlement documents for interpretation and/or accuracy.

Our experienced family law attorney will review drafted settlement documents to ensure you are protected. Family law documents involve support decisions, property division, and custodial arrangements.  Be informed before you sign, and let Cari Starritt-Burnett review and go over your settlement agreement terms.  Our review of already prepared settlement documents is charged at the attorney’s hourly rate.

 

If you are looking to hire a compassionate Texas family law attorney, call us to schedule a free initial consultation, please call 254-781-8282 or contact us online. We serve clients in Killeen, Fort Hood, Belton, Copperas Cove and throughout Bell and Coryell counties.

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  • Harker Heights Office
    2025 Memory Lane
    Suite 400
    Harker Heights, Texas 76548
    Phone: 254-781-8282
    Fax: 254-781-8283
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