Family Law

Plano, TX Family Law Attorney

Lawyer for Divorce, Child Custody & Parental Rights in Collin County & Dallas County

Family law cases undeniably hit close to home. Even in amicable divorces and custody settlements, spouses, parents, and children may struggle emotionally to cope with the process and the changes it brings. 

Contested cases are all the more difficult, as they can lead to hurtful conflict and long-lasting personal and legal ramifications. If you are a party to a family law proceeding in Texas, you need to understand your rights and the laws that can affect the outcome.

At the Law Office of Brian Bagley, we strive to make legal matters more manageable for you and your family. Our 10+ years practicing family law has given us a breadth and depth of legal knowledge and practical skills in this field. They allow us to confidently handle the details and complications of your case and help you move through the process as smoothly as possible. 

We start by taking the time to listen to you and understand your story so that we can ensure our approach is consistent with your values and priorities.

Reach out to the Law Office of Brian Bagley for a confidential consultation with our Plano family lawyer at (972) 843-7158. Or contact us by email.

Legal Representation for Texas Family Law Matters

Chances are that some aspect of Texas family law will touch your life. When it does, it is important that you are prepared and supported by an experienced attorney.

We advise and represent clients who need assistance with a wide variety of family law matters, including but not limited to:

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Do You Have Other Family Law Questions? Call Us Today.

The questions and concerns regarding divorce and other family law matters can be enormous. At the Law Office of Brian Bagley, we understand how important these matters are to you and your family’s future. Our firm is here to provide you with the support and guidance you need and to help ease the legal journey. 

We serve clients in Plano, Frisco, Allen, Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County, and Rockwall County.

Get the answers you need by contacting us at (972) 843-7158 to set up your appointment with our Plano family law attorney today. 


Frequently Asked Questions
  • I’m not sure I want to file for a divorce. Can I get a legal separation?
    Texas does not have formal legal separations. However, options may be available to you that can be used for various purposes. These can include protective orders in cases of threatened or actual domestic violence, temporary orders related to children, or separation agreements made while a divorce is pending. You should seek the advice of our family law attorney to discuss the specifics of your situation and find out what options are available to you.
  • What is the difference between an annulment and a divorce?

    An annulment legally declares that a marriage was never valid in the first place.

    This could be for several reasons, such as:

    • Being under 18 when marrying
    • The marriage was based on fraud, force, or duress
    • You were under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs when the marriage occurred
    • Being mentally incapacitated so as unable to provide consent to the marriage

    A divorce is different because it legally dissolves a valid marriage.

  • What is mediation?

    Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process which simply means it’s another way to resolve your differences in a divorce or family law dispute. However, this process is done outside of court. In mediation, you and the other party will privately negotiate your way to a settlement of the issues at hand with the help of a neutral third party, the mediator.

    Mediators are trained to foster positive communication and cooperation so that common ground can be reached resulting in a mutually-acceptable agreement. The process allows you to remain in control of important decisions rather than be subject to the dictates of a judge. Mediation is faster, less expensive, and a more peaceful way to resolve your family law case.

  • Will I be able to keep our home in my divorce?

    This is an issue that can be addressed in various ways, depending on the specifics of your case. Because a home cannot be divided, a possible scenario could include buying out your spouse’s share or relinquishing other marital assets to offset your full possession of it.

    In other cases, the home could be sold with you and your spouse dividing the proceeds. Each property division case is different and a full assessment of all aspects of your divorce will need to be done to accomplish Texas law that requires a “fair and just” result.

  • How can I change the terms of my divorce afterward?
    Under Texas law, you can petition the court for a modification of orders related to child support, child custody, visitation, or spousal support. However, you will have to provide the court with evidence that warrants such a modification. These cases are generally based on having a material and substantial change in circumstances for the petitioner or his/her children.
  • What does conservatorship mean in a child custody case?

    Conservatorship is used in Texas as the legal term for child custody. It refers to a parent’s rights and responsibilities, including the right to make major decisions concerning the child’s upbringing as well as the right to have the child live with him/her.

    Conservatorship can include joint managing conservatorship in which parents share these rights and responsibilities, sole managing conservatorship, or possessory conservatorship.

  • What is a possessory conservatorship?
    This refers to a parent who has visitation rights only; the child does not reside with the parent. This parent generally pays child support and can be involved in the child’s school activities and medical appointments. He or she also retains the right to have information about major decisions concerning the child.

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