When a marriage ends, people’s lives are turned upside down both emotionally and financially. In a perfect world, people would end a marriage as they entered it, with respect and love. Unfortunately, a majority of Divorces become heated, especially when children are involved. During these times you will be faced with decisions you never imagined having to make. It is extremely important that you have a proven lawyer to guide you through the legal process to ensure that your issues are addressed properly and a just outcome is achieved on your behalf. When a marriage ends and a divorce is commenced, people are suddenly faced with making some of the most important life decisions while dealing with a breaking heart. Just some of the things you can be faced with include:
Our sole purpose is to guide you in making these difficult decisions so that you can have the best possible outcome for you and your family. We believe that divorces are a private matter and should be agreed upon by both parties in an amicable manner. Realistically, most divorces are not conducted in this manner and involve disagreement. Ms. Sipes is widely know through out El Paso and the State of Texas for her ability to successfully fight for her clients. Contact our office to set up a consultation to discuss your situation and see how we can be of help.
In family law, the issue of child custody is generally the most concerning for clients. The determination of the physical and legal custody of children is of the utmost importance to litigants. Emotions tend to be at their highest when children are involved, and most parents have strong opinions about how their children should be raised. This is why choosing the right custody lawyer is so crucial — you need experienced representation to make sure all of your parental concerns are properly addressed.
At the Law Office of Doris Sipes, we understand your concerns as a parent. This is why we begin each custody case by identifying your concerns for your children. Once identified, we will utilize those concerns to reach the best conclusion for your case.
DORIS SIPES - El Paso Modification Lawyer
In Texas, child custody and child support orders can be modified if there is a material and substantial change in circumstances after divorce. Exactly what constitutes a "material and substantial change" is determined by Texas code and case law. Modifications, like divorces or Suits Affecting Parent-Child Relations, can be very contentious and require experienced legal advice which we can provide. Our office is well versed in the laws as they pertain to Modifications and have represent both parents seeking modification and parents defending a suit for modification.
When child support can be modified
The parent who pays child support can seek to reduce those payments if he or she loses their job or is forced to take a lower-paying job. The parent who receives child support can seek to increase those payments if the payor's income increases.
When child custody and visitation can be modified
Primary residential custody, visitation and decision-making rights may be changed if there is significant change in the circumstances of either parent or the child. Whether to grant a requested change is up to the judge in the case, but the following can be reasons for seeking a change:
While in the care of a Doctor, Hospital or Nursing Home, mistakes and accidents happen resulting in severe injury to the person who has entrusted these entities and individuals to help them. You have the right to be compensated for the negligence. The majority of cases we handle involve:
The laws of Texas have changed in recent times to limit the amount compensated and even the ability to file these types of lawsuits. Thus, many attorneys have stopped accepting these types of cases. Here at the Law Office of Doris Sipes we still accept these types of cases. Contact our office and setup a consultation to discuss your rights and the viability of your case.
Over the years, individuals and El Paso business leaders have entrusted Ms. Sipes to represent them and advise them during difficult situations that face their businesses. Weather it be breach of contract, nonperformance, business negotiations or any other contractual dispute. Ms. Sipes is well versed in business law and has successfully guided her clients through these times to see the best outcome for her clients and their businesses.