Family Law

Family Law Attorney Serving Austin and Central Texas

The Todd Law Firm is an award-winning family law firm dedicated to protecting the legal rights of Texans in family law matters. Founder and Board Certified Austin Family Law attorney David Todd has handled family cases since 1989 and has helped hundreds of families successfully resolve their legal issues so they can move on with their lives.

Who Should Hire a Family Law Attorney? 

You may never have hired a lawyer before. You may wonder "What can an attorney do for me? Do I even need a lawyer?" Hiring a lawyer will help if you:

  • Have property that needs to be divided in a divorce
  • Have children whose care and future must be arranged
  • Have never dealt with the family law court system don't know where to start
  • Tried to resolve your issues yourself but had trouble agreeing with your spouse
  • Have experienced financial mismanagement or abuse by your spouse
  • Want professional help to make sure you protect yourself and your children and get all the compensation you deserve

Some people think if one side has a lawyer, they can handle everything for both of you. Remember that the other side's attorney owes loyalty only to them. Their job is to get the best result for their client, not you.

You can level the playing field by having an Austin family law lawyer on your side. Here at the Todd Law Firm, we have been winning great results for family law clients Austin, San Antonio and central Texas since 1989. Whether you are facing a divorce or a custody dispute with a non-spouse, we know exactly how to set up your case and avoid the mistakes often made by "do it yourself-ers". We handle everything for you so you can focus on moving on with your life. 

What Our Family Law Firm Can Do For You

When a potential family law client contacts us, it's often because they are frustrated and "fed up" with trying to work things out with the other side and they want to know their options. They did not know how hard the process would be, especially if the other party is making threats regarding money or the kids. Some people try to intimidate their opponent by hiring a lawyer first or threatening to take all the property or the children.
 

We Fight Any Battles For You 

Your spouse or non-marital parent may ignore you and hope you will either go away or accept a ridiculous settlement offer. However, once you are represented by us, they no longer can ignore you. Often the simple act of hiring a family law lawyer is enough to force the other side to take the case seriously. While we always try to work things out by agreement, we are ready and able to go to court when necessary to make sure you receive the justice you deserve.
 

We Prove What's Fair for You and Your Children

Knowing what should happen in your situation is not the same as proving it. We have years of experience in building your case and proving what property division you should receive and what arrangement is best for your kids. We know what information and documents to gather to give you the best chance to either settle your case or win in court.
 

We Investigate Your Case Immediately

Delay is your biggest enemy in proving your claims and protecting your rights in family court. Witnesses forget or become hard to locate. Documents become hard to find or are "lost", either by accident or intentionally. This is why our priority is to investigate your case and gather all the necessary evidence as soon as your hire us.
 

We Fight to Win You the Outcome You Deserve

Under Texas family law, you are entitled to a fair property division and a custody order that is in the best interest of your children. At the Todd Law Firm, our job is to help you resolve your case with the outcome you deserve.  

How Does It Work? 

Schedule Your Initial Consultation

The first step is to contact us for an initial consultation with our firm. Our consults are not just a "meet and greet". We ask you to provide us with detailed information on your family and property situation before your consult so we have a clear picture of your situation. We listen to you and get the complete story of what happened. We then help you set up a plan to get the outcome you want. We then gather all the evidence needed to prove up your case either in settlement or in court. Our goal at your consultation is to review your entire situation and help you develop a winning game plan for your specific circumstances. That way, if you decide to work with us, we have the information and the strategy to start immediately.
 

We Handle Everything and Keep You Informed 

We are always available to answer questions. We will keep you updated on the status of your case. We handle the paperwork and case preparation so you can focus on caring for yourself and your children and moving on with your life.
 

Fair Settlement is Always an Option

As your case proceeds, we stay in touch with the other side and always leave the door open for a fair settlement. Attorney David Todd has been negotiating with opposing family law lawyers since 1989. He knows all the tricks and threats opposing parties may try to use and how to deal with them, and he will advise you on what is a reasonable offer. After negotiations, if are not being offered a fair deal, we will take your case to court. 
 

Going to Court

When the other side is being unreasonable, we are not afraid to litigate your case. We have won great results for our family law clients and know how to bring them justice in the courtroom.  Family law attorneys know which lawyers are willing to go to court to fight for their clients to make sure they are treated fairly. This affects not only your ability to win in the courtroom. It also affects your ability to negotiate a fair settlement short of trial. 

Why Trust the Todd Law Firm?

The Todd Law Firm's founder, Austin family law attorney David Todd, is one of the most recognized attorneys in our area. He is Board Certified in Family Law, has been chosen by his peers as a Texas Super Lawyer multiple times and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. But don't take our word for it. Read what those we have helped say about us in their client testimonials

How Do I Get Started?

To arrange your initial consultation, contact us now at (512) 472-7799 or fill out our contact form.

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