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Brooks and Radchenko Law Firm

Family Law Attorney in Dallas - Fort Worth

At Brooks & Radchenko, we are dedicated to the practice of family law in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and have cultivated working relationships with all of the major players in the local DFW family law system. Contact us to speak with a family lawyer in Dallas, TX.

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We Are a Trusted Family Law Firm in Dallas, Texas

Clients and professional peers alike recognize us as the best family lawyer in Dallas, TX. We know how to balance principled advocacy and compassionate representation to produce optimal results under difficult circumstances.

28

years of experience combined

$25M

total win

1500+

cases

Our Dallas Family Law Attorneys Are Ready to Provide You with Professional and Affordable Legal Advocacy

Few areas of law are as emotionally draining as family law due to the naturally sensitive issues it involves. In order to achieve success as a Dallas family lawyer practice, we have strived to develop the qualities we believe are essential: compassion, diplomacy, discretion, and a good sense of when to compromise and when to take a principled stand in family law cases.

Our DFW firm’s two attorneys have accumulated 28 years of legal experience. Our family law firm in Dallas, TX handles a wide range of family law matters including divorce, child custody, child support, prenuptial agreements, paternity cases, and post-divorce modifications. Our board-certified attorneys proudly serve the entire Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.

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Dallas Family Law Cases We Deal With

Family law consists of statutes and case law that regulate the legal relationships among people involved in domestic relationships. Typically this means people related to each other by marriage or blood. It can also include people related to each other through adoption or an informal conjugal relationship.

Family law and its implications can be deceptively complex and these disputes are often mentally, emotionally, and financially draining. That is exactly why you need a Dallas family law lawyer even when the court does not require that you hire a lawyer.

Divorce

Divorce typically implicates just about every other major issue of family law: property division, child custody, child support, alimony, and more. A divorce can be amicable or contested. Family courts encourage amicable settlements of divorce issues, but they must approve certain arrangements, especially if they involve children.

Child Custody

Child custody is a critically important family law issue. A court may grant joint custody to both parents, or it may give one parent custody. The parent with physical custody (the parent with whom the child lives) is called the “possessory conservator” in Texas. Another type of custody is legal custody, which means the right to make decisions on how to raise the child. The court may award joint custody, sole custody, shared custody, or split custody.

Child Support

Child support is perhaps the most important, and probably the most contentious, of all family law issues. It is more expensive to maintain two households than one, and the attorney’s challenge is to seek child support arrangements that are consistent with the best interests of the child while leaving the non-custodial parent with their fair share of resources.

Modification of Existing Custody Orders

Circumstances change over time. Suppose, for example, that one parent in a joint physical custody arrangement takes a job in California. Obviously, custody arrangements must be modified. Texas courts allow for modification of existing child custody orders, but they must approve these modifications even if both parents agree to them.

Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are agreements that couples who intend to marry enter into to protect their personal assets. You must draft these agreements in a manner that complies with the requirements of the Texas Family Code. It is important to contact a family law attorney to ensure that your prenuptial agreement will be upheld in court if a divorce occurs.
Child Adoption

Child Adoption

Child Adoption is a beautiful way to start a family, but there are a number of legal considerations and proceedings, as well as paperwork and investigations, involved in this lengthy process. From same-sex or single-parent households to stepparent or grandparent adoptions, every situation requires a personalized approach to ensure the well-being of the child and a smooth adoption.
Child Adoption

Child Relocation

Child relocation cases can be tricky, with the burden falling on the custodial parent to prove that relocating will be in the child’s “best interest.” The relocation must provide better financial or educational opportunities for the child. A family law attorney in Texas can ensure that your parental rights are respected and your child remains safe and sound.

Call DFW Family Law Attorneys For a Free Case Evaluation!

At Brooks & Radchenko, we are ready and willing to serve clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Call us at (903) 402-4033 or schedule an online appointment to find out more about how we can help you.

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Why You Need a Family Lawyer in Dallas - Fort Worth Area

A family law dispute is usually an incredibly personal and hurtful experience. During this vulnerable time in your life, it is a good idea to get the advice of an expert. Consulting with an attorney allows you to understand all of your rights in your specific situation. An experienced family law attorney can advise and guide Texan families when they are faced with difficult decisions affecting their family, their children, and their financial situation. Some of the ways in which a family lawyer can help include:

  • Identifying the relevant legal issues at stake, tying them to the facts of your case, and presenting them to the court in an organized and persuasive manner.
  • Drafting and filing court documents, and using courtroom procedure to your maximum advantage. Divorce court is nothing like small claims court, and you need someone who knows their way around a courtroom.
  • Maintaining objectivity during an emotionally trying time. Sometimes you need a third party, such as your divorce lawyer, to help you make objective decisions.

Call and speak with one of the experienced Texas family law attorneys at Brooks & Radchenko to learn more about your options.

How Brooks & Radchenko Family Attorneys Help You Resolve Your Family Disputes

As the best family law attorney in Dallas, TX, we can help you resolve your case in the following ways:

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Investigating your case. Once a formal civil case has been filed, we can question the other side through the legal discovery process (depositions, interrogatories, and requests for documents). This information might concern, for example, the assets held by a divorcing spouse or the income of a non-custodial parent.

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We can help you negotiate an amicable settlement where possible.

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If you cannot agree, the court might order an adversarial hearing. We can help you prepare for the hearing in advance, and later represent you in court.

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Why Choose a Top Dallas Family Lawyer From Brooks & Radchenko?

For a number of reasons, including:

We have nearly 30 years of combined experience
We take a highly personalized attitude to our clients and their cases
We have a wealth of experience in complex litigation
We apply a solutions-based approach to every problem
We exercise diplomacy and discretion at all times

Our Successful Cases

Following are examples of some of our recent results:

Obtained a not guilty verdict for a client criminally accused of domestic violence. The criminal matter would have had an effect on the final custody determination. Brooks and Radchenko helped the client in his criminal matter to ensure that we could fight for him to obtain more time with his child moving forward.
We overturned a temporary order of custody returning a child into primary possession of his father prior to a final determination hearing.
We returned a baby girl to her mom after they were separated for a year because of false accusations of the father. The mom was reunited with her younger daughter as the full time custodian. She was also able to obtain expanded visitation rights with her oldest daughter who is in the primary custody of her father.
Won custody on a pretty tough case. A child was taken from his mother where he lived his entire life. The father was on the run staying at various trailer parks and hotels. We were nervous that we would not be able to serve him. We worked with our local investigator. We found the child and the father, served him, and were able to reunite the mother with her child.
We were able to give temporary custody to a woman who was being verbally and physically abused by her husband. She is an immigrant and he would consistently use her immigration status against her by telling her he would have her deported and take her son. When she was ready to leave he tried to file orders of protection and made up allegations. We were able to file an emergency motion asking for our own order of protection, asking that the mother be named temporary primary guardian and we won.
We were able to reunite a child with his father. In this case, the child was in the primary custody of the mother and the father had a right of visitation. We appeared at a hearing where testimony was taken from the mother and the father. We also had a home study conducted on the home of both parents. We found that the mother was neglectful in that she did not help the child with his homework, she allowed him to play endless hours of video games, and the child sustained bruises and burns in her custody. After the hearing, the judge ruled that the father should be the primary guardian while allowing the mother visitation rights with the child.
Represented a man in a child custody matter. During the pendency of that matter, his girlfriend accused him of family violence. We defended the man in his criminal activities. In that action, there was no proof of violence. No photos of the injuries and no medical records documenting any injuries. The complaint was made almost 1, 1/2 months following the alleged incident. A full criminal trial was held. We held a full criminal jury trial. The man was acquitted on all charges.

These are only a few of many examples

Featured Clients Testimonials

Linda N.

5.0

Child Support

From the very first call, Brooks & Radchenko’s staff were very polite and professional. Mr. Brooks was very honest about his expectations for the outcome of our case. In the end, we were able to achieve even more than he anticipated.

Janet H.

5.0

Divorce Case

I really needed a lawyer and a law firm that would go above and beyond for me, and not make me feel like another name on the roster. Britton Brooks was that attorney! My trial went smoothly, and I couldn’t be more grateful!Mr. Brooks was able to take a very contentious divorce case and negotiate an innovative, amicable solution. I got what I wanted, and so did my husband and children. Many thanks to Mr. Brooks for his patience, his knowledge of family law, and his cool head.

Dan B.

5.0

Child Custody

I came to Brooks & Radchenko with a very difficult request to modify child custody arrangements due to relocation from Dallas to Laredo. Ms. Radchenko, Mr. Brooks, and their staff were professional and honest with me at all times. Their efforts got me the best custody deal I could have hoped for under the circumstances, and I cannot thank them enough.

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Contact DWF Family Attorneys for a Consultation Today!

Most people have no idea how much their claim is worth. Your claim might be worth a lot more than you think it is! Call us at (903) 402-4033 or schedule an online appointment. Our office is located at 6136 Frisco Square Boulevard, Suite 400 Frisco, Texas

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if the other parent ignores a family law court order in DFW area?

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    If the other parent ignores the court order, you can petition the court to hold that parent in contempt of court. This results in two disadvantages for the other parent. First, the judge can send them to jail. Second, repeated violations can affect child custody arrangements in your favor.
  • Can a family law dispute be negotiated beyond the courtroom in Dallas, TX?

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    Yes. In fact, family law courts encourage this practice because it reduces their caseload. In addition to negotiation, you can try mediation, where a trained, neutral third-party mediator attempts to help you resolve your dispute. A Dallas family law attorney can advise you on the best way to pursue alternative dispute resolution.
  • Are you a Dallas bulldog lawyer?

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    No, we most certainly are not, although we frequently face bulldog lawyers in Dallas courtrooms. Experience has taught us that a “dogfight approach” is not the way to resolve a family law dispute. Fortunately, we know certain ways to neutralize bulldog lawyers.
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