Family Law FAQ

FAQ About Family Law Matters

Proudly Helping Clients in Friendswood
& All of Galveston County

At the Thornton Law Firm, we strive to provide our clients with the high-quality legal services they need for a wide variety of family law cases. During our 35+ years of experience, we have noticed that many of our clients come to us with similar concerns and questions.

To better serve the needs of our clients, our Galveston County family lawyer has compiled some of the most commonly asked questions brought to our firm and provided the answers below. We hope you and your family find this information useful.

Why should I hire a Galveston County family law lawyer?
Hiring our firm's founding lawyer can only enhance the chances that you will be successful. Attorney David L. Thornton is a Certified Legal Specialist in civil trial law, family law, and personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This means that he can call himself an expert when it comes to these areas of the law. He has the legal insight and skills you need to resolve your family law case as quickly and effectively as possible.

Why can't I just file for divorce on my own?
Don't make the mistake of thinking you can face divorce on your own. By choosing to file for divorce without legal guidance, you may have a lower chance of being able to protect your rights and interests, such as in child custody matters. By retaining legal representation, you can ensure that your rights will always be protected, inside and outside of court.

What does it mean to have an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®?
Our firm has maintained an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® for more than 15 years. This professional distinction signifies the very pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous peer review rating process. Since 1887, the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ process has evaluated lawyers in the U.S. and Canada solely based upon peer review. The process attests to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of the Bar and the Judiciary. In other words, we have earned the respect and admiration of our peers for our commitment to professional excellence.

What is mediation?
Mediation is a cost-effective alternative to traditional divorce proceedings. Mediation allows a couple to divorce behind closed doors, in a more private setting than a courtroom. With the help of our firm's Certified Mediator, a couple can come to an amicable agreement about all divorce-related matters, such as property division and child custody.

Why should I choose the Thornton Law Firm to represent me?
Simply put –we are very good at what we do. Our law firm has a longstanding reputation for providing families with the reliable guidance they need. Our accolades, distinctions, and solid track record of success are a testament to our unwavering dedication. As our client, you can feel at ease in knowing that your future is in good hands.

More questions? Call Thornton Law Firm.

If your question was not answered above, please do not hesitate to contact our firm as soon as possible. We would be happy to provide you with the information you need to make smart decisions for your family. Discuss your legal options with us during a free evaluation.

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