Family law lawyers

At Morales Padia Law, we recognize that family legal matters require not only legal expertise but also a compassionate and understanding approach. Our team of dedicated family lawyers in San Antonio is here to guide you through the complexities of family-related legal issues with care and proficiency.

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Our family law services in San Antonio


Navigating the complexities of divorce and separation can be emotionally challenging. Our family lawyers in San Antonio provide support and legal expertise to help you navigate the process and get the outcome you want and deserve. 

Child custody and visitation

Our staff have extensive experience in family law issues involving child custody, and ensuring the well-being of your children is our top priority. We work diligently to achieve fair and favorable custody and visitation arrangements.

Child and spousal support

Whether you are seeking support or facing a support claim, our attorneys have the experience to navigate the intricacies of child and spousal support matters. From mediation to court proceedings, we’ll fight for you and your children’s best interests. 

Property division

Our family lawyers have a thorough understanding of the nuances of legal matters related to property. Whether as a result of divorce or other family circumstances, our team will help you achieve equitable property division, considering the unique elements of your case. 

Adoption and conservatorship

Building a family through adoption or establishing conservatorship can involve complex legal processes, and you won’t want to leave anything to chance. Our family law attorneys will guide you through these processes, ensuring a smooth and legally sound experience.

Child protective services

We understand the stress and fear that can come from CPS involvement in family matters. We’ll be your confident guide—helping you navigate even the most complex cases.

Modifications to an existing order

Previous court orders, custody agreements, or child and spousal support arrangements are not set in stone. Our family attorneys in San Antonio can help you make modifications that better suit your current circumstances and needs. 

Enforcement of an order

Court orders don’t always constitute adherence. If you’re having trouble with spousal support, custody agreements, or other court-ordered family matters, we can help you get justice.

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Why do I need to hire a lawyer for family law?

Family lawyers are a crucial element of success in contentious—and even cordial—family situations. From divorces to adoptions, our San Antonio attorneys are here to provide guidance, advocacy, skilled negotiation, and expert court representation. 

Expert guidance

Our family lawyers provide invaluable guidance throughout the legal process, offering expert advice on the complexities of family law and helping individuals navigate through unfamiliar territory. Family law cases can be emotionally charged and legally intricate, and having a knowledgeable attorney by your side can provide much-needed clarity and direction during these challenging times.

Strong advocacy 

We serve as a dedicated advocate for our clients, ensuring that their rights and interests are protected throughout the legal proceedings. Whether it's negotiating a fair settlement, advocating for parental rights in child custody disputes, or representing clients in court hearings, our skilled family lawyers work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome.

Skilled negotiation

Family law matters often involve sensitive issues and complex legal matters that require delicate negotiation skills to resolve amicably and favorably. Our team has the expertise and experience to negotiate good terms on behalf of our clients, whether it's dividing marital assets in a divorce or establishing a parenting plan in a child custody case.

Experienced court representation

When family law cases escalate to litigation, our experienced attorneys are ready. In contentious disputes such as divorce trials or contested child custody hearings, having a seasoned family lawyer who is well-versed in courtroom procedures and advocacy can make all the difference.

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Family law FAQs

What is family law, and what types of cases does it cover?

Family law encompasses legal matters that pertain to familial relationships and domestic issues. This includes divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, adoption, paternity, spousal support (alimony), domestic violence restraining orders, and more.

What are the grounds for divorce, and do I need to prove fault?

In Texas, there are both fault-based and no-fault grounds for divorce. The grounds for divorce in Texas include:

  • Insupportability (a no-fault grounds for divorce, essentially irreconcilable differences)
  • Cruelty
  • Adultery
  • Felony conviction
  • Abandonment
  • Living apart (for at least three years)

For more information on each type of grounds for divorce, contact us for a case evaluation.

How is property divided in a divorce in Texas?

Property division in divorce varies depending on state laws and whether the state follows equitable distribution or community property principles. Equitable distribution states divide marital property fairly but not necessarily equally, considering factors such as each spouse's financial contribution, earning capacity, and the length of the marriage. Texas however, is a community property state, meaning marital assets are divided equally between spouses.

What factors are considered in child custody cases?

Child custody decisions are based on the best interests of the child. Factors considered may include the child's age, health, and emotional needs; each parent's ability to provide for the child's physical and emotional well-being; the child's relationship with each parent; and any history of domestic violence or substance abuse.

How is child support calculated in Texas?

Child support calculations take into account a variety of factors including income and medical expenses. Use our child support calculator below to learn more. 

How much does a San Antonio family lawyer cost?

There is no easy answer to this question because it will depend on the case and the length of time it will take to resolve. This is why it’s important to work with a lawyer who you trust to be transparent and keep you in the loop on what to expect. Also keep in mind that clients often see a significant return on their investment in a family law attorney, thanks to money gained or saved during divorce, child support, or spousal support cases.

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