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Full-Service Family Law Firm in Columbus, Texas

If concern for your family has you distraught, the lawyers at Gates, Stein, Gillespie & Trefny will listen to your needs and help you reach solutions to your legal problems. Gates, Stein, Gillespie & Trefny has served families in Columbus for 66 years. Our family law attorneys provide legal services in a wide spectrum of areas, including:

  • Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Child support modification
  • Divorce
  • Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
  • Mediation
  • Prenuptial agreements

While adopting a child brings happiness to families, there can be substantial heartache when something goes wrong.  Gates, Stein, Gillespie & Trefny assists families with the complex legal paperwork and procedures of adoption so you can feel confident that the process is handled accurately and your child’s well-being is secure.

Getting divorced is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. Our attorneys can help you establish fair and equitable spousal support, allowing you to continue to live as comfortably as before your marriage ended.

Child custody and visitation
For any parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. Our divorce lawyers will advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in a fit and healthy home.

Child support
Both parents share in the responsibility of raising a child. At Gates, Stein, Gillespie & Trefny, our attorneys do everything possible to help your child receive the financial support needed for a healthy, happy upbringing.

Child support modification
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or the non-custodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify child support payments accordingly.

Our attorneys stand by you throughout your divorce. We obtain the best possible results in court or at the negotiation table, and have extensive experience handling issues such as the fair distribution of assets, the division of a marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
When Texas authorities interfere with your parent/child relationship, you need a compassionate advocate who understands the bureaucratic red tape.  Gates, Stein, Gillespie & Trefny is skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Texas to protect your parental rights and your child’s future.

Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and often provides more expedient, predictable results than court trials produce. The skilled negotiators at Gates, Stein, Gillespie & Trefny can help you obtain a favorable divorce settlement.

Prenuptial agreements
When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can lead to divorce. The lawyers at Gates, Stein, Gillespie & Trefny expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests. Having an agreement in place can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Contact our reliable Columbus family law attorneys
To schedule an appointment with a family law attorney from Gates, Stein, Gillespie & Trefny, contact us online or call 979.732.2301. Our lawyers are your ideal source for compassionate assistance as you transition from one phase of your life to the next.

Gates, Stein, Gillespie & Trefny is conveniently located in Columbus
and serves clients throughout south central Texas.