Divorce, Family and Business Attorneys in The Woodlands, Texas
Law Firm OverviewKalish Law Texas is a divorce, family law, and business law firm located in The Woodlands, Texas. We assist in all matters of family law with personal and passionate representation. Our goal at Kalish Law Texas is to make a difference in the lives of our clients.
Attorney Bob Kalish founded the Kalish Law Firm nearly 30 years ago with the objective of providing legal care to families and businesses alike with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. At Kalish Law, our eye is on your future, whether it is peaceably dividing assets after a divorce or planning your estate or future business endeavor. We are a well-rounded firm ready to put to use our extensive experience in order to provide assistance with any legal matter our clients may have.
Year this Office was Established: 1984
Languages: Spanish, English
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Complex Marital Assets; Child Support Collection and Modification; Non-Traditional Family Law; LGBT law; Paternity Termination; School and Special Education Law; Incorporation; Legal Risk Management; Defense of state licensing board complaints; Legal Services for Healthcare Professionals; Closings; Deed Preparation; Health Care Directives; Guardianships; Elder Care Planning.
Areas of Law Description
The Kalish Law Office provides experienced, knowledgeable legal representation in the following practice areas:
- Family Law
Our divorce and family law attorneys have experience in negotiation, settlement and collaborative divorce. Our family law attorneys in The Woodlands handle child support, custody and modification cases. If your prior court orders for visitation, custody, or child support are no longer serving the needs of your family, we can help you file for a modification of those orders. If you need to increase or decrease a child support amount or need an order to stop child support because your child has turned 18, we will be happy to meet with you. We handle cases in non-traditional family law.
The Kalish Law attorneys have the experience, ability, and desire to respond to you and your case as an individual situation. Although all divorce cases have some common elements, each case is different. In some cases, it may be better to settle out of court, while other cases must be taken to trial. The Kalish Law attorneys will work with you to help you determine which strategy is best for you. At Kalish Law Office in The Woodlands, our divorce attorneys can help you decide whether you need temporary orders in your divorce, and guide you in your decisions about payment of bills, reasonable child support and visitation.
* Complex Marital Assets and Divorce
If a couple has a large, high-dollar marital estate, it is important to have a proper valuation and division of the property. This becomes even more crucial in today’s economy. Proper division of debt is just as important as division of assets. The Kalish Law Office has the experience to assist clients in dividing complex marital assets. We will work with you and other financial professionals, when warranted, to be certain that you have all of the information that you need to preserve your assets and plan for your future.
* Adoption: Domestic and International
Our firm has been very involved in domestic and international adoption for 30 years. We are familiar with the Hague convention, as well as non-Hague cases. We will also help our international adoption clients readopt, reaffirm or register the adoption in a Texas state court and get a Texas birth certificate. We are able to guide our international adoption clients with immigration paperwork and obtaining U.S. citizenship for an adopted child. We represent clients in step-parent adoption and adult adoption.
* Child Custody and Visitation
A parent or legal guardian of a child may find that a prior order or arrangement is no longer working for the family. When that happens, it is time to seek legal advice from a family law attorney who has experience with child custody and visitation matters. The family law attorneys at the Kalish Law Office in The Woodlands Texas are skilled at evaluating changing circumstances and helping you to determine whether or not it is time to formally seek a modification and court order. A modification can be sought when there is a significant change in the circumstances of the child or one of the parents or legal guardians of the child.
* Child Support
We handle child support, custody and modification cases. If your prior court orders for visitation, custody, or child support are no longer serving the needs of your family, we can help you file for a modification of those orders. If you need to increase or decrease a child support amount or need an order to stop child support because your child has turned 18, we will be happy to meet with you. The child support attorneys at the Kalish Law Office in The Woodlands Texas have been assisting clients with child support issues for 30 years.
* Premarital Agreements
Premarital agreements are also called Prenuptial Agreements or “Prenups”. Most couples who decide on a premarital agreement do so because one of the parties has significantly more assets and debts than the other; because one or both parties want to preserve assets for pre-existing children; or for reasons of independence and autonomy. Premarital agreements are quite commonly used in stepfamily situations. Because our attorneys at Kalish Law Office have experience in both family law and estate planning, we can help you evaluate all of your options and make an informed decision.
If you are trying to legally establish your child’s paternity, we can assist you. We will explain how DNA testing, birth certificate information, and admissions of paternity affect the outcome of your case. We will review your situation, including whether or not child support or medical support has been paid, and whether there has been visitation with your child, and help you to determine the best way to handle paternity, visitation and support issues. If you have been sued for paternity, we will explain the process to you, and help you to respond to the situation.
- Special Education Law
Prior to becoming an attorney, founding partner Bob Kalish was a practicing psychologist who worked with children and adults with disabilities. He brings that experience and perspective to his practice. If you or a family member requires assistance in the area of school and special education law, we will be happy to schedule a consultation with attorney Bob Kalish. He is available to meet with you and review your child’s educational records and help you formulate a plan in accordance with Texas Special Education Law, prepare for ARD (Admission, review and dismissal) meetings, IEP (Individualized education program) and understand TEA (Texas Education Agency) procedures.
- Business Law
The skilled business law attorneys at Kalish Law Office can also assist you with the start-up of your new business. We will meet with you to discuss your goals and help you to formulate a business plan. We will guide you through the choice of business entity and help you draft documents and register your new or ongoing business with the proper state and governmental authorities. We handle state licensing complaints for a variety of businesses. The attorneys at Kalish Law Office are skilled in legal proceedings and can represent you in the courtroom in civil business litigation cases in Montgomery County and surrounding areas.
- Real Estate Law
Real estate attorney Bob Kalish has over 28 years’ worth of experience in Texas real estate law and litigation and can assist with issues pertaining to property ownership disputes and boundary disputes. Our firm can prepare and record deeds for property transfer. If you are a real estate investor or business owner, having an attorney that knows you and your situation can be a great help. You may decide to periodically schedule an appointment to review your overall real estate plan or get advice on how to negotiate or conduct specific transactions.
- Estate Planning and Probate Law
Our attorneys at Kalish Law Office have the knowledge and experience to help you understand your estate planning options, from drafting a simple will to reviewing a variety of estate planning options for complicated or high asset estates. The probate attorneys at Kalish Law Office are available to assist you with the Texas probate Process, probate court, settlement of estates, help for surviving spouses and family members, guidance for executors and will contests. We prepare advance directives for medical care and for guardianship and help you with elder care planning.
- Montgomery County Bar Association
Mr. Bob Kalish
Business and Industry, Divorce, Estate Planning, Family Law, Litigation
Ms. Laura Kalish
Adoption, Business and Industry, Business Law, Contracts, Employment
Siomara R. Ramirez
Business and Industry, Civil Litigation, Divorce, Estate Planning, Family Law
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