Texas Family Law Attorney

Frisco Child Support Lawyer | Divorce and Family Law

I offer a full-service family law practice for clients in the Richardson-Plano area and the surrounding communities. If you need to speak with an experienced family law attorney about a divorce, custody or visitation issue, adoption, or other family law matter, I encourage you to contact me, attorney Sharon Merrick.

I am pleased to represent clients in a wide range of family law matters, including:

  • Divorce: I am committed to the protection of your parental and financial rights. I will work closely with you throughout the course of your case to provide the quality legal representation and personalized legal service you need during this difficult time.
  • Property division: I work with my clients to come up with property division agreements that work for everyone involved. Through a creative and proactive approach to dispute resolution, many property disputes can be resolved amicably. When it is necessary to take a case to trial to protect my clients' interests, I am a skilled and aggressive litigator.
  • Child custody: I represent mothers, fathers, grandparents and other interested parties in child custody matters.
  • Visitation: I help my clients develop creative visitation schedules that enable them to preserve their relationships with their children. Visit my section on unique visitation issues to learn more.
  • Fathers' rights: In Texas, there is no longer a presumption under the law that children will live with their mother after divorce.
  • Child support: Determining the amount of support can be a difficult process. Working with an experienced attorney can ensure that you are paying or receiving the appropriate amount of support. Visit my section on complex child support issues to learn more about Texas child support laws. You may also visit my section on Attorney General cases if you are scheduled for a child support hearing in an Attorney General Court.

  • Child custody modifications: Child custody and possession orders can change after divorce, just as your family can change.
  • Child support modifications: I represent clients in the Richardson-Plano area who seek both increases and reductions in child support.
  • Parental relocation: I help parents who are seeking to relocate with minor children and parents who seek to oppose a relocation that would adversely affect their visitation rights.
  • Grandparents' rights: Grandparents who play a significant role in the lives of their grandchild are providing a tremendous gift to their grandchild that will be treasured for a lifetime. Visit my section on grandparent and third-party custody to learn more.
  • Domestic violence: Are you staying in a relationship because you are afraid? In Texas, no one has to live this way.
  • Stepparent adoption: Helping a family adopt a child is one of the few times when everyone who walks into the courtroom can come out happy.
  • Paternity: If you had a child at a time in which you were not married, you may need a paternity lawyer who can assist in the establishment of paternity, child support, visitation or custody. I can help.
  • Cases involving special needs children: Visit my section on special needs divorce or special needs custody to learn more.

Free Attorney Consultation

If you need to speak with a Texas family law lawyer, I am pleased to offer a free consultation. For assistance, call 972-591-2323 or contact me by e-mail.