We Fight To Protect Your Rights In Divorce

Divorce isn't just the end of your marriage; it's the beginning of your new life. If you are considering filing for divorce or have already been served with divorce papers, the decision about which lawyer to hire may be one of the most important decisions you make.

We are the Texas family law attorneys of Vela & Del Fierro, PLLC in San Antonio. Our unique approach to divorce representation is to fight aggressively to protect our clients' interests because there is nothing less than the rest of your life at stake.

Experience In All Areas Of Divorce

There are basically three main components of every divorce settlement: Children's issues, property/debt and maintenance. We have years of experience protecting the rights of our clients in all three of these critical areas.

  • Children's issues: Unlike most other states, Texas uses the terms "possession" and "access" when referring to child custody, child support and parenting rights. Every county takes a slightly different approach to interpreting laws and how decisions should be made regarding the child's best interests. We are ready to protect your interests in all matters regarding a final court judgment affecting your child's welfare.
  • Property division: With few exceptions, property and debt accumulated over the course of your marriage will be classified as marital property and subject to equitable distribution under the Texas Family Code . This does not necessarily mean, however, that all property is converted to cash and the pile of money is split evenly down the middle. The courts hope the divorcing spouses to reach a settlement; however, in many cases, the parties will not agree. We work hard to make sure your financial interests will be protected through every step of the process, including property valuation and classification, uncovering hidden assets and negotiating a fair settlement or fighting in court, if trial is necessary.
  • Spousal maintenance: Often referred to as alimony, spousal support is usually one of the most emotional issues in a divorce. Whether you are fighting for financial maintenance you are entitled to, or fighting to protect yourself from an unfair financial obligation, you can count on our aggressive, effective representation.

Contact Us

Call us at 210-617-3925 or use the email contact form to request a time to meet with one of our lawyers.