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Kay Polk, Attorney at Law
1502 Augusta Drive #390 Houston, TX 77057
Phone: (713) 266-0846
Fax: (713) 266-9260
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1502 Augusta, Suite 390 • Houston, Texas 77057 • 713-266-0846

Family Law Practice Areas

Kay Polk, Attorney at Law, is dedicated to serving the family law needs of Harris County, Texas and its surrounding areas. Kay knows the stress family-related legal affairs can create and does everything she can to protect her clients.

Kay acts as your partner throughout your case so your questions are answered and your needs are met. A seasoned attorney, she has the experience needed to produce a positive outcome for your case. While she covers a wide range of family law matters, the majority of Kay’s practice is focused on:

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Divorce—contested & uncontested

Going through a divorce is undeniably emotional. Since no two relationships are exactly alike, you need someone who can develop an individualized plan on your behalf. Kay Polk can help.

As most couples do not see eye to eye on the details of their separation, the majority of divorces are contested and require the assistance of a lawyer to reach mutually agreed decisions.

For the rare couple who truly agrees on the division of their assets, an uncontested divorce can be quickly executed with the help of an experienced attorney who ensures papers are filed properly.

Kay frequently handles both contested and uncontested divorce cases with the skill only the most practiced divorce lawyers can provide.

Kay also assists clients with other divorce-related issues, such as

  • Alimony
  • Annulments
  • Marital property
  • Separate property
  • Debt division
  • Military divorce
  • Relocation

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Pre-marital, pre-nuptial, and post-marital agreements

Family Law Attorney in HoustonWriting a marital agreement is not the first thing that comes to mind when most couples decide to get married. Having a pre-nuptial, a pre-marital, or a post-marital agreement, however, may be the best way to protect assets and prevent major disagreements from occurring, should you get divorced.

Texas allows couples to use these agreements to divide property, stipulate what children from previous relationships will inherit in the event of a death, and perform a variety of other functions. Kay Polk can help determine if a marital agreement is right for you and make sure all drafts are in accordance to Texas legal requirements.

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Child custody

During a marriage, both parents share equal custody of their children. This changes when parents get divorced. Though one parent may have primary physical custody, Texas law encourages parents to continue sharing decision-making responsibilities. As your lawyer, Kay Polk works to find a peaceful resolution you and your spouse can both agree on, while keeping the best interests of your children in mind.

Kay has also helped to resolve child custody cases involving:

  • Possession and access to the child
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Visitation rights of parents, grandparents, and other third parties

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Child Support

When a couple separates, the non-custodial parent is legally obligated to give the custodial parent monthly support payments. The purpose of child support payments is to ensure the child’s quality of life does not suffer when parents are no longer together.

Attorney Kay Polk helps clients to enforce payments when a parent pays late or refuses to pay. The method of enforcement depends on your unique circumstance. Kay determines which course of action will result in timely support payments. In the past, she has successfully:

  • Filed liens against the delinquent parent’s assets
  • Filed lawsuits asking courts to enforce support orders
  • Worked with employers to set up wage withholding
  • Pursued other courses to secure proper payment

Kay also works with clients seeking to increase or decrease the amount of their payments. In Texas, only the court has the ability to modify a child support order. Kay walks clients through the process of child support payment adjustments with the office of the attorney general.

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Paternity

Establishing paternity is important for several reasons. Unless married at the time of a child’s birth, Texas state law says a child has no legal father until an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) is signed by both parents. If an AOP is not completed, the child may not be able to meet government eligibility requirements for benefits. Other legal rights may be curtailed as well.

Parents’ rights can also be hurt when legal fatherhood is not formally filed. Mothers in Texas cannot seek court appointed child support without an AOP. Conversely, a father does not have visitation or possession rights and may be denied access to his child.

Attorney Kay Polk assists clients with a range of paternity related issues, including:

  • Paternity disputes
  • Denial of Paternity
  • Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) forms

Plus, other matters stemming from lack of formal paternity acknowledgment.

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Adoption

Adopting a child brings great joy to your life. The adoption process, however, can bring great stress. Navigating through the complex laws governing adoptions in Texas can be frustrating and confusing without the assistance of a seasoned professional.

Kay Polk works with you to make sure all the legal aspects of your adoption are efficiently handled. She knows the intricate details of the adoption process and can help you avoid problems that cause unnecessary delays. Over the course of her legal career, Kay has helped many families through agency and independent adoptions, including:

  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Adult adoptions

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Your Houston family law attorney

Located in Houston’s Galleria area, Kay Polk’s law office is an environment where you can feel comfortable discussing your personal life. We provide efficient, cost-effective resolutions to minimize the turmoil legal proceedings often add to an already stressful time.

Contact our office today for professional, personable service if you are dealing with a difficult family matter.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information on family law in Texas.

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For more information about family law and divorce law, please call attorney Kay Polk at 713-266-0846 or use our emial contact form.

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