Practice Areas

Practice Areas - Coffman Family LawWhen you need a lawyer to handle your divorce, child custody matter, support or custody modification, complex property division issue or other legal issue pertaining to your family, we stand ready–whenever and wherever you need us.  Availability and personal attention are important. Absolute confidentiality is an integral part of our law practice.

We represent clients in a wide range of family law matters, including:

  • Divorce. Contested, uncontested and high net worth scenarios. Modification of final divorce decrees.
  • Child Custody and Visitation. Joint managing conservatorships, sole managing conservatorships and modifications.
  • Interference with the Custody of a Child. Taking or keeping a child younger than 18 years of age in violation of a judgment or court establishing custody, including civil and criminal implications.
  • Parental Alienation. When one parent’s actions cause a child to express hatred or a strong dislike of the other parent making that parent’s access to the child difficult or impossible, whether justified or unjustified.
  • Geographic Restriction. Imposing, modifying and/or lifting a geographic restriction on the primary residence of the children in a divorce
  • Child Support and Medical Support. Securing child support, enforcing or modifying existing child support orders.
  • Modification of Custody, Visitation and Support. Modifications based on changed circumstances in the child’s best interest.
  • Property Division. Including straightforward property divisions, complex property divisions, high net worth scenarios, tracing assets, locating hidden assets and valuing closely–held and family–owned businesses, farms, ranches, professional practices and trusts.
  • Other Marital Claims. Assault, false imprisonment, fraud, fraudulent transfers, theft, defamation and other legal claims arising in marital situations.
  • Paternity and Fatherhood. Establishing a father–child relationship in Texas.
  • Mistaken Paternity (Paternity Fraud). A new Texas law provides a window of opportunity to challenge mistaken paternity in certain cases.
  • Fathers’ Rights. Fathers’ rights with respect to their children.
  • Fathers’ Duties. Fathers’ duties to their children.
  • Premarital and Postmarital Agreements. Contracts between spouses to address various property issues.
  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death. Motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, dangerous products, harmful drugs and medical devices, premises liability, and medical malpractice.
  • Adoption. Open, closed, agency, private.
  • Grandparents’ Rights. Custody and visitation.
  • Mediation. Representing clients at mediation and serving as the mediator in complex family, property, and business matters.
  • Appeals. Mandamus, motions for new trial, appeals.

Trust Sonya Coffman to handle your case with preparation and courage because family matters.