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Family Law Attorney in Dallas, Texas

The ups and downs of family law in Texas can be tough. From dealing with divorces to sorting out child custody and property matters, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. The Law Office of Sharion L. Fisher is here to help. We understand how confusing family law processes can be, and we're available to guide you every step of the way. Our team will work with you to understand your situation and come up with a plan that fits your needs. Whether you need to establish guardianship, conservatorship, paternity, and more, we have the experience and dedication to help you through it. 

Understanding Family Law

At its core, family law is a sector of legal practice that deals with issues involving family relationships. It's about you, your family, and the life events that shape you. This includes marriage, divorce, spousal maintenance, domestic partnerships, child support and custody, adoption, and more. Now, imagine these intimate circumstances under the microscope of legal proceedings. That's family law. It's the legal domain that governs these critical life elements and strives to handle them with the delicacy and expertise they demand. 

Family law is vital because it regulates personal relationships through governmental institutions to ensure that the rights and duties in these relationships are understood and followed with the intent of promoting family harmony where possible. 

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Areas of Family Law

Family law is not a monolith—it comes in various shades and subtleties to meet the specific needs of its constituents. Here are some of the focal areas within our family law practice: 


Among the most well-known facets of family law is divorce, the formal dissolution of a marriage. In Texas, the grounds for divorce are varied, including insupportability, cruelty, adultery, conviction of a felony, abandonment, living apart, and more. The specifics of a divorce can be deeply complex, further stratified by child custody, spousal maintenance, and property division. 

Child Custody 

More formally known in Texas as 'conservatorship,' child custody determines the rights and responsibilities of parents regarding children. Texas usually considers joint managing conservators, which means both parents share in decision-making for the child's welfare. 

Child Support 

Child support is the financial contribution one parent makes to the other to help cover the child's expenses. It's calculated based on a percentage of the non-custodial parent's income, with specific guidelines to ensure fairness and the child's best interests. 

Spousal Maintenance 

Also referred to as spousal support or alimony, spousal maintenance is the legal obligation for one spouse to provide financial support to the other after a divorce or separation. In Texas, the duration and amount of alimony are determined on a case-by-case basis, often reflecting the length of the marriage and the receiving spouse's needs and abilities. 


Paternity laws deal with the legal father of a child, establishing or disproving the paternal relationship. This can have implications for child support, custody, and visitation. Establishing paternity can provide emotional and financial benefits to both the child and their parents.

Division of Property 

In Texas, as a community property state, many assets and debts acquired during the marriage are divided equally at the time of legal separation. However, certain extenuating circumstances can influence this division, referring to assets such as businesses, professional practices, and real estate acquired before or during the marriage. 

Prenup and Postnup Agreements 

More and more commonly, couples are using prenuptial agreements to dictate how assets and properties will be divided if they decide to divorce. Similarly, married couples may also employ the postnuptial agreement to set parameters if they do not have a prenuptial agreement in place. 

Our Approach to Family Law

At the Law Office of Sharion L. Fisher, our team is dedicated to you. We understand that every family is unique, and so are the dynamics that govern them. Our commitment is to provide legal representation that is not only professional but also deeply empathetic and personalized. We strive to deliver a holistic experience where the clients' well-being is at the heart of everything we do. 

Our personalized approach includes in-depth listening sessions, transparent communication, and a clear understanding that your case is not just legal paperwork—it represents your life, your story, and your future. With this in mind, we employ a strategy that combines legal acumen with emotional intelligence to reach the best possible outcomes for our clients. 

Why Choose Us?

The selection of a family law attorney is a critical decision. It's the choice of an ally who will stand by you, guiding you through one of life's most challenging paths. Here's what makes the Law Office of Sharion L. Fisher the trusted choice: 

  • Experience: With years of service in Dallas, Texas, our law office has cultivated a deep understanding of the local landscape, the community, and the laws that govern it. 

  • Expertise: Our team boasts a wealth of experience in various areas of family law, ensuring a comprehensive and nuanced approach to each case. 

  • Empathy: We are listeners. We understand the emotional weight that comes with family law cases and strive to provide support that extends beyond the legal framework. 

  • Results: Our track record of achieving favorable outcomes for our clients speaks volumes about our dedication and competence. 

What to Do When You're Facing a Family Law Issue

The first step in dealing with any family law issue is to seek the advice of a qualified family law attorney.

Guided by an Attorney 

An attorney can guide you through the legal process, help you understand your rights and responsibilities, and represent you in court if necessary. 

Gathering Information and Documents 

To prepare for your family law case, gather as much information as possible, including financial records, communication logs, and any other relevant documents. 

Understand the Law and Your Rights 

The legal system can be complex, but understanding the basics of family law in your state can help you make more informed decisions and set realistic expectations for your case. 

Explore Alternative Dispute Resolution 

Not all family law matters need to be settled in court. Explore alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation or collaborative law, to save time, money, and emotional energy. 


Dealing with a family law issue is stressful. Don't underestimate the importance of self-care—from seeking emotional support to maintaining your physical well-being.

Family Law Attorney Serving Dallas, Texas

With the right knowledge, support, and legal representation, family law issues can be manageable. Whether you're grappling with a divorce, custody battle, or another family-related legal matter, you're not alone. The team at the Law Office of Sharion L. Fisher is here to champion your case with integrity, compassion, and experience. Stay informed, reach out, and remember that the laws are there to bring resolution and fairness to your most personal affairs.