Richard T. Bell & Associates, PC

Divorce Attorney in Sugar Land, Texas

Richard T. Bell & Associates, PC

206 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, Texas 77478-3228

Phone(281) 494-8000 or(866) 679-3517
Fax (281) 494-8006

Law Firm Overview

Richard T. Bell & Associates, P.C. is an experienced, dedicated law firm located in Sugar Land, Texas. When clients first come to the Richard T. Bell & Associates law firm, they are usually concerned with difficult family law matters. A client may be facing a divorce and have questions about complex financial matters. Another client may be concerned about how to promote children's best interests when parents are separated, divorcing, divorced or never married.

Attorney Richard Bell is prepared to explain how Texas divorce law affects you in terms of asset division, debt allocation, child custody, child support and spousal support. If you are concerned about your financial future and your parental rights after a divorce, contact our family law firm for an appointment. Our law firm also helps clients with complex areas of divorce including child visitation rights and agreements, enforcement of family law orders, characterization of assets in divorce, cases where disproportionate shares in the marital estate are likely in divorce, divorces involving business assets, high asset divorce, martial fraud and protective orders, for example.

Whatever family law matter brings you to our law firm, our staff and attorneys will do what we can to make you feel comfortable and at home. Your job is to watch out for your family and your assets. Our job is to guide and facilitate your pursuit of the most favorable outcome attainable in your Texas marital dissolution, child custody dispute or family law court order enforcement matter. When family law attorney Richard T. Bell started his Sugar Land legal practice more than ten years ago, he made a commitment to take a positive approach with his clients, helping them get through a difficult time in their lives. At the Richard T. Bell & Associates law firm, we tackle today's problems aggressively and effectively — always with a focus on what's best for your family's future.

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Articles Published by Richard T. Bell & Associates, PC

 Child Custody Tips for Texas Parents

When deciding child custody arrangement, it is important to understand that the court will always decide custody disputes based on the “best interest of the child” standard. With this in mind, remember that there are ways to prepare for custody hearings that may increase your chances of achieving your desired result.

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 Texas Divorce: Reimbursements and Offsets

After about a decade of marriage to an "economic contribution" statute, the Texas legislature officially filed for divorce in 2009 and reinstated a "reimbursement" statute. The new reimbursement statute expands the number of situations when reimbursement can be used to recover for monies or talents spent by one marital estate for the benefit of another.

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 Problems With Enforcement of the Hague Convention

Today’s global culture has led to a greater number of marriages between people from different countries than in decades past. As a result, international child abduction has increasingly become a problem. To put the issue in perspective, consider that 2,800 children have been abducted from the United States — more children than attend the largest grade school in the country.

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 Pilots Game and Divorce Laws, Playing Continental for Pension Funds

There has not been much good news on the subject of retirement benefits lately, especially for those who foresee relying on those benefits when the time comes. At Continental Airlines, a group of senior pilots weighed their options and decided to get their retirement benefits before the money disappeared — without retiring.

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 Change in Texas Law Eases Strain of Child Custody Proceedings

Determining questions of child custody can be one of the most difficult, contentious and expensive steps in the divorce process, even if the parties generally agree on an overall plan. A recent change in Texas law has removed what was often an obstacle to the timely settlement of many custody disputes.

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