Denton's Historic Courthouse on the Square
Denton's Historic Courthouse on the Square
Attorney at Law, Denton County
Pre-Marital and Post-Marital Agreements
Premarital Agreements allow each party to plan ahead for the eventual dissolution of marriage by death or divorce and will provides protection from the creation of community property and/or protection of separate property during marriage.
A postmarital agreement is similar to a premarital agreement, other than it is executed after the marriage to effect a post marriage partition of property. The legal effect can be the same in any case and the rules of enforceability are also generally the same.
A post marriage Partition Agreement can convert Community Property to Separate, or Separate to Community for estate planning purposes or preservation of assets in contemplation of divorce or protection from creditors.
Family Law and Probate Disputes can resolved using the emerging field of Collaborative Law, which encourages cooperative and non-adversarial techniques to help parties to the dispute reach a settlement. Collaborative Law is a solution-oriented alternative to traditional divorce. Instead of focusing on getting the largest financial reward no matter the human or financial cost, the parties try to find "win-win" solutions that meet the needs of both sides. All participants agree to work together respectfully, honestly and in good faith. No one may go to court, or even threaten to do so, as long as they are in the Collaborative Process. In the unlikely event that a party feels that court is a better alternative, the Collaborative Law process terminates and both spouses must hire new lawyers to take their case to court.
The Law Office of Gary Kollmeier provides family law mediation services and collaborative law services, including meeting facilities that promote a pleasant and comfortable dispute resolution experience. Convenient free parking, handicap accessible facilities, and easy access all promote the opportunity for relaxing the stress involved in resolving complex disputes.
Divorce with Property Issues
We can handle Texas divorce cases such as most complex cases involving large and diverse marital estates with significant characterization and valuation issues, retirement issues, spousal support, as well as provide cost effective simpler divorce services when the parties have reached agreements in advance.
Divorce with Child Custody Issues
Understanding the uniqueness and importance of each situation in which children’s issues are involved, we can handle cases involving Custody, Support, Possession/Visitation, and enforcement of court orders for support or possession.
Suit Affecting The Parent-Child Relationship (children’s issues without divorce)
Paternity establishment to defend and protect a father’s rights to his children.
Custody - Conservatorship- Possession/Visitation Access
Child Support Establishment and Modifications
Child Support and Visitation Enforcement
If there is a need to establish Grandparent rights to protect the best interest of the children, including Grandparent Access, Custody - Conservatorship- Possession/Visitation, we can help
Change of name for adults and children are procedures that we handle quickly and efficientlyAdoption/Termination
Adoption law can be complex and daunting area of family law litigation. We have handled numerous adoptions of children, including step-parent adoptions. Sometimes, to adopt a child, you need to terminate a natural parents’ rights, we have the experience in this area also.Family Violence/Protective Orders
If you have ever been a "family unit" or "household" or in a “dating relationship”, and have suffered from family violence, a Protective order is available through the Courts and furnished to law enforcement officials.
Enforcement/Clarification of Court Orders
If parent fails to pay child support, fails to provide medical support or fails to allow possession of a child, enforcement of Court orders is available.
If a former spouse fails to deliver property, pay alimony or otherwise violate the terms of the divorce decree, Court enforcement procedures are available to remedy these problems
We have extensive experience in the practical enforcement of court orders
Everyone should have a will to ensure that your estate passes as intended and your surviving family does not become entangled in disputes over estates that do not have wills. Without a will, your estate will incur additional and unnecessary legal expenses and delays in probate court. We have extensive experience in drafting wills
There are occasions in which a well prepared estate plan will include a combination of a will and trust and other measures that be the best way to minimize estate taxes, avoid unnecessary probate, and bring about effective asset protection.
Administration and Probate of Wills
Administration and probate, essentially, are what occurs after death. Probate is the process of submitting your will to the probate court, administering your estate, and distributing your property in accordance with your will. We can handle probate when there is a will or without a will.
Directive to Physicians (Living Will)
Texas law allows any competent adult, by signing a directive to physicians (or "living will"), to instruct his or her physician to withhold or withdraw artificial life-sustaining procedures in the event of you are in a permanent vegetative state
Medical Durable Power of Attorney
The durable power of attorney for health care grants the agent the power to make health care decisions for the principal if he or she is unable to make them.
Statutory Durable Power of Attorney
A power of attorney grants to another person the authority to manage your property, real estate, or finances if you become disabled, incapacitated, or for any other reason.
Guardianship declarations allows adults to specify the person that would manage the day to day care of their person and or the management of their property if they ever became incompetent. Guardianship declarations for minors are typically done through a will, but can be done through a stand alone document as well.
Get Started - Schedule an Appointment - Please call and schedule an appointment for a consultation. An in-depth interview usually takes at least one to two hours to explore and understand the dynamics of a client's situation and explore practical options and resolutions to legal issues. The normal cost of an initial consultation is only $175.00.