At the Austin law office of Carolyn Hopper Young , clients find answers to their legal questions and a strong, effective advocate in negotiations and in court. As a Texas family law attorney with more than 23 years of experience, Ms. Young can answer your questions and help you find legal solutions that best fit your family and protect your interests.
Contact the firm’s Austin law office to schedule a consultation with attorney Young for any family law matter, including the following:
Divorce : When identifying and valuing marital assets including high net worth assets and businesses, Ms. Young will ensure you receive your fair share in community property division. Alimony (also called spousal support) may also be part of a divorce proceedings if you and your spouse were married for a length of time and meet certain criteria.
Child Custody and Modification of Custody : Ms. Young works to help parents arrive at a child custody agreement that works for them and their children. If you cannot reach an agreement, she will represent your case in family court.
Child Support , Enforcement and Arrearages : Ms. Young can explain the Texas child support guidelines and how they apply to your family situation. If you have had difficulty obtaining the child support you are owed, she can help you take your case to court. If you have fallen behind in child support and face license suspension or other legal penalties with the Attorney General’s office, she can help you work with the court to resolve your back support problem.
Paternity : If either parent wants to legally establish paternity (parentage) of a child born outside of marriage, Ms. Young can help you with the process and with accompanying child visitation and support matters.
Grandparents’ Rights : When parents were unable to care for their children due to difficult circumstances, grandparents may be able to seek custody of grandchildren in family court.
Child Protective Services : Sometimes parental behavior places a child at risk and the state steps in to protect the child. Attorney Young assists family members seeking to terminate parental rights in order to protect a child from abuse. She also works with parents who have been falsely accused of abuse or who have lost custody of a child to CPS and need help rebuilding their family.
Prenuptial Agreements : An increasing number of people, especially those who have been married before, opt to establish a prenuptial (or premarital) agreement before entering into a second or later marriage. A prenuptial agreement protects your financial interests and the inheritance rights of your child(ren) from a prior marriage. It can provide great peace of mind for both parties.
Adoption : I assist my clients with step-parent adoptions, open adoptions and closed adoption, ensuring that all legal requirements are followed and completed.
Domestic Violence : Everyone deserves to live in safety in their own home. If you have been the victim of domestic abuse or assault by a partner, contact the law office of Carolyn Hopper Young immediately for help getting a restraining order to protect yourself and your children.