Exceptional Legal Services by Family and Criminal Law Attorneys

Family Law

There are times that family problems require outside help to be resolved. We understand how family law governs the legality of family relationships and can use it effectively in a wide variety of cases, such as:

  • Child Custody and Visitation Rights During Divorce Proceedings
  • Adoptions
  • The Determination of Paternity
  • Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
  • Financial Arrangements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Legal Agreements Between Unmarried Couples of the Same or Opposite Sex

The parameters of what falls under family law jurisdiction vary from state to state.


Child Law

A divorce oftentimes takes a massive toll on the children. Subsequent child custody battles between parents can prolong the discomfort, which can be devastating for your child.

Our team is here to help you see your children settled and receiving the best possible care they can have. We specialize in child custody disputes and are more than happy to assist you in reuniting you with your children. The court usually looks at what is in the best interests of the child, and we are here to assist you in obtaining custody of your children.

In addition to custody battles, our legal expertise is often called upon to settle other child law-related cases. These include:


Child Support

Let our professional team assist you in proving that your children deserve the maximum amount of financial support from your ex.

Visitation Rights

We firmly believe the no one should keep you from your child, even if it’s the other parent. Our team will make sure that your right to be with your children is upheld.

Divorce Lawyer

At Stephens & Stephens Law Firm, we understand that divorce can be overwhelming for everyone involved. Unlike other legal matters, emotions are heightened and can lead to poor decisions during a divorce proceeding. This is when the objective views of an experienced attorney can help you. Let us take care of the necessary details and handle every aspect of your divorce.

Wills and Probate

Turn to us if you need help preparing last will and testament, living wills, medical powers of attorney, and durable power of attorneys.

Simple Will

A simple will is one with no trusts or complicated disposition of property. Everything is usually left to the spouse or the children.

Living Will

While you are competent, a living will, or directive to physicians can be made. This is an instruction for your doctors on how to treat you if you have an incurable or terminal condition. You may direct that you remain on life support, or you can have it instructed to be withheld so you can die naturally. This will be your decision, not your physician’s.

Medical Power of Attorney

A Medical Power of Attorney allows you to name someone to make medical decisions for you if you will be unable to make them yourself. It also covers both terminal and non-terminal medical issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Distribution of an Estate in Texas without a Will

In Texas, your estate will pass according to the laws of descent and distribution if you die without a will. Your estate will not necessarily go to the state unless no heirs are found. They will also be responsible for the costs of searching for your heirs and the “attorney ad litem” which the court may appoint to represent unknown and missing heirs.

In addition, the court will also appoint an Administrator to handle your estate. It most likely will be a dependent administration, i.e. the Administrator is subject to court supervision in the administration of your estate.

The Administrator must apply to the court for every action they wish to take, and the court may grant permission after a hearing. After this, the Administrator has to report back to the court on the actions taken, and the court then may approve the actions after a hearing. All those costs of administration are borne by your estate before any distribution is made. Distribution is based upon marital status, presence, or absence of children.


Violent Crimes Defense

At Stephens & Stephens Law Firm, we will handle cases that revolve around violent crimes and will treat yours with the seriousness it deserves. We have the knowledge when it comes to violent crime defenses and will provide you with a legal strategy for your case.

What We Can Do for You

Our team can negotiate a plea that gets your charges reduced with minimal consequences. If your case goes to court, we will defend you against all odds.

Our staff spends time and conducts a thorough investigation of each of our client’s cases, including gathering information from witnesses and prosecutors. Through our services, we will help you understand the full ramifications of your charge, receive excellent counsel, and get the minimum penalty.

We handle and defend against a wide variety of violent crime charges. These include:

  • Assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Theft
  • Robbery

No matter which charges are filed against you, our dedicated team is here to see that your case ends in your acquittal.

Drug Crime Defense

The U.S. Controlled Substances Act sets the criteria for what constitutes criminal offenses in the manufacture, possession, sale, and use of drugs. According to state and federal laws, a controlled substance considered to be a drug can be:

  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Marijuana
  • Illegally Prescribed or Abuse of Prescription Drugs
  • Altered Over-the-Counter Drugs
  • Other Illegal Substances

The severity of the punishment for a drug crime depends on the type of substance, the quantity, the intent of possession, and local, state, and federal laws.

DUI Defense

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you must never go alone to defend yourself; working with a highly qualified attorney is a must. You need someone knowledgeable when it comes to the complex DUI law in Gun Barrel City. In our experience, having a clear understanding and an aggressive approach to legal defense helped our clients keep their licenses as well as their freedom.

You must never go alone to defend yourself against a drunk driving charge, and it is essential to always have an attorney on your side. That is why you should seek out the help of our experienced legal team.

Contact Our Team

For more information about our services, get in touch with us today. Our team is here to answer any inquiries you have about what we do.