When you deal with family events such as divorce or custody, frightening and nerve-racking best describe the experience. Each side pits themselves against the other.  Mark Barber, attorney at law, fights for you and serves as your advocate and strategic counsel when faced with family law issues.

The consequences of outcomes in Family Court seriously impact your financial future, your assets, and your loved ones. Choose an experienced family attorney who fights on your behalf. Mark Barber strives for the best outcome for your individual situation.


Normally, people contemplating divorce have some idea of what to expect from a divorce. They glean their information from television divorces, friends, and their own parents’ divorce. However, facing your own divorce remains one of the more frightening, emotional events in life. Occasionally, you face a court-sanctioned end to a significant relationship. Other unpleasant issues include the division of property and new living accommodations. Consequently, the unhappy prospect of no longer seeing your children on a daily basis exists.

Child Custody

The divorce decree specifies with whom the children live.  It outlines the circumstances of parental visits, also.  Agreements are usually reached through the assistance of attorneys or mediators.  The family law court system intervenes when no decision can be agreed upon by the divorcing parents.  The court bases its decision upon the child’s best interests.

Child Support

Family law in Texas legally entitles children to receive financial support from their parents.  The law covers the child from birth to 18 years of age.  The marital status of the child’s parents is irrelevant.  Consequently, family law requires non-custodial parents to pay the custodial parent monthly for expenses incurred from children.

The court system sets the terms for collection and enforcement of child support.  If a parent fails to meet the support responsibilities, then the court system sets the terms for collecting from the obligated parent.

Child Protective Services

Child Protective Services intervene to prevent child abuse and neglect. They provide investigation into allegations of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation. CPS also offers services for abused or neglected children and their families. The subject of the report of suspected child abuse or neglect has a right to appeal the decision.  The courts decide whether services for the protection and treatment are needed.

Wills and Probate

Wills act as the most common way to state preferences about estate distribution after a person’s death. A will generally distributes the person’s assets upon death. When a person dies without a will, the courts distribute the person’s estate.  Probate refers to the court-supervised process of sorting out a person’s final affairs.

The executor or personal representative carries the responsibility of ensuring the deceased person’s wishes are met.  Seek experienced council if you find yourself in this situation.

Family Law

If you find yourself involved in a family law issue, then contact the Law Office of Mark Barber to learn more about your legal options. Regardless of the legal situation, you deserve an experienced legal expert and guidance through challenging times. During your free consultation, Mark works to understand your unique situation. He builds a solid strategy for your case.

Call the Law Office of Mark Barber at (940) 761 3009 .