I was truly amazed after talking to Tempie over the phone for the first time she was the first I have talked to that was different from the rest. And while it is clear that she really cares about her clients and is passionate about what she does! - Sherrie Schwab
Tempie answered my call and set up a meeting that same day to listen to my issue. Once I told her and showed her some information, it was all about my kids. The safety of my kids, the well-being of my kids, and ensuring that they not... - Ricardo S
We were drawn to Tempie's honesty and passion for what is best for a child. Tempie spent 3 hours attempting to reason, signing over rights with someone who was not mentally stable, unpredictable, and dangerous. She told me that the only thing that ... - Jodi Jolly
Lubbock Family Law Attorney
All families and marriages are unique, so there is no such thing as a typical legal issue. Lubbock attorney Tempie T. Hutton-Francis understands this and takes the time to listen to each client during the free initial consultation. This FREE CONSULTATION helps Tempie get a full understanding of your particular circumstance. Only then does Tempie advise you of your legal options and suggest the best course of action to resolve your family issues.
Here’s a brief overview of some of the family law issues the Law Office of Tempie T. Hutton-Francis handles:
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Whether you are planning to get married or things become complicated during the marriage, agreements about your assets might be a good solution for you. Make an appointment and bring a list of your property. Sit down and explain to Tempie what you want to accomplish and she can show you how prenuptial or postnuptial agreements in Lubbock can help you.
Sometimes marriages fall apart. Maybe you can get along but you just can stay married. You and your spouse agree it is time for a divorce. Lubbock divorce attorney Tempie Hutton can help you file for a divorce today. You will have to pay a filing fee in the county where you reside unless you qualify financially for the judge to waive your fees. Besides a filing fee, there is the cost to have the other party served with the divorce petition. However, this fee can be zero ($0.00) if your spouse and you are getting along and they sign a waiver of service. Basically, the waiver says they were given a copy of the filed petition and they don’t need to be served in person. The final document the two of you work through is the Final Decree of Divorce. You must wait at least 60 days and then at least one of you goes to court and the judge hears what is often referred to as a “Prove Up”. Don’t let this process scare or worry you. Tempie will patiently walk you through each step.
Many times when the marriage falls apart the love and cooperation disappear. Arguments begin and they continue throughout the divorce process. Lubbock divorce lawyer Tempie Hutton is here to help you throughout this difficult process. First, she can file the necessary papers to begin your divorce similar to an uncontested divorce. Usually, there are additional requests that the court orders during the waiting period such as temporary use of the property, visitation with the children, child support, health insurance, debt payments and protection for you and your children if you are in a dangerous situation. Tempie will be available to your everyday throughout the process if there is an emergency. She will go to court with you and help you along the entire way.
Modification Conservatorship, Visitation and Child Support
Children need their parents unless there is a harmful behavior or other circumstance. The State of Texas has passed laws setting forth “Standard Visitation”. But, these don’t always work where a parent drinks or abuses drugs, has a new person they are dating who hits your child or they no longer pay child support. Each one of the cases involves children and Tempie can help you protect your children. Call Tempie and tell her all the facts. She will guide you to your best legal solution.