Family Law is a very challenging area of law for a large number of reasons. If you’re looking for a lawyer who specializes in family law in Dallas TX, we at Woods & Matlock, P.C.  want to help you. We understand how difficult these times of transition can be for a family.

We urge you to keep your dealings with each other as civil as possible when around your children. This is a very confusing time for everyone involved in your family, animosity will just further upset the children. There are a few recurring questions we hear about family law that we want to address.

“Can We Let Our Children Testify?”

We hear this often and we want to say that using your children to your advantage in the courtroom does not greatly improve your chances of winning a case. Don’t run the risk of damaging your children by forcing them to choose sides with their own parents. When it comes to family law, leave them out of it.

“If He/She Cheated, I should Get All of the Property”

This is another common issue we see come up in matters of divorce. While in some situations, cheating can be grounds for a disproportionate allocation of property in court, unless the situation became explicitly inappropriate (such as sexual activity in front of children), it will not have much of a bearing on the outcome.

“If They Won’t Pay Child Support, I Don’t Have to Let Them See the Kids”

This is another potentially confusing situation. The truth of the matter is, it’s rarely this simple with family law. Regardless of how you personally feel about your ex’s lack of child support payment, you cannot willingly withhold your children until a judge gets involved.

Please call the attorneys at Woods & Matlock today for a consultation. Contact us at 972-972-8820. We have the answers.