Houston Divorce Lawyer - Marilyn Gale Vilyus
Family law attorney practicing in divorce, family law mediation, child support, child custody, and Texas family law issues.
Marilyn Gale Vilyus is a Houston Divorce Lawyer and Mediator who handles ALL kinds of divorces -- from the friendliest, uncontested divorce where she represents one of the parties whose spouse participates without an attorney, to the most serious of divorce circumstances, such as those requiring the termination of parental rights.
Marilyn is a Houston family law lawyer that defines the phrase "conflict resolution" and is dedicated to helping couples keep the costs of a divorce as low as possible -- and that includes both the financial costs and the emotional costs! We offer a variety of services, including providing the information our clients need to determine whether or not to get divorced at all!
The more a couple can make their own decisions about their divorce, the more they will stay out of court and the more money they will save! Ms. Vilyus uses her experience as a Houston Divorce Lawyer to make sure her clients' rights are protected and ALL the necessary issues are discussed and resolved, while still allowing both parties to maintain control over their agreement to the highest degree possible. This is NOT the kind of law suit where a "windfall" check is going to arrive at the end! The less parties spend on "fighting", the less they will spend on attorney fees and the more money they will have to divide between themselves!
Whether or not a couple has children, FRIENDLIER IS CHEAPER! A divorce is a life-impacting experience, and we help our clients see the "light at the end of the tunnel!"
Marilyn will explain how Houston Texas judges deal with issues regarding basic needs so that the couple can maintain the "status quo" while the divorce is pending.
If the couple has children, the prime questions are these:
1. Where will the children live? CHILD CUSTODY
2. How much will CHILD SUPPORT be?
3. What kind of visitation of children will there be?
Studies show that it is essential for children to know that they are not responsible for their parents' divorce. Kids learn much about life while watching their parents divorce: how to treat the opposite sex, how to handle anger, how to compromise, how to handle disappointment, how to overcome diversity, how to forgive, how to make the best out of a bad situation!! Kids will use their parents as role models and, later in life, whenever they face any problems with their own relationships, they will act just like they saw their mom or dad do!
The couple will each be required to take a parenting class and to file the original of the certificate of completion with the court. This is not really about parenting as much as it is about the effects of divorce on kids. We will provide a variety of acceptable classes so that a client can choose one with the most convenient date, time and location.
WHAT IF ITS DOWNRIGHT UGLY?
Unfortunately, sometimes the circumstances are such that the divorce requires a tough, aggressive legal approach. Even in these cases, a client can be confident that Ms. Vilyus will use her negotiating and mediation skills to obtain the best result. Sometimes, a court hearing and / or trial is necessary. Whatever it takes, any client of Ms. Vilyus can rely on her commitment and dedication to work hard to get the best possible outcome! The parties may go to DIVORCE MEDIATION prior to trial. In this situation, Ms. Vilyus represents her client at the mediation, which would also be attended by the spouse and his or her attorney.
This should be differentiated from the situations in which Ms. Vilyus acts as a Houston Divorce Mediator herself in order to facilitate an agreement between two spouses and their respective Houston divorce lawyers.
Of course, our office also deals with many Texas family law issues in addition to divorce.
Our Law Office is dedicated to the practice of Family Law. We are located in West Houston and also handle Texas family law cases in Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Waller County, among ALL AREAS ACROSS TEXAS