The Adams Law Firm uniquely combines three completely separate and distinct practice groups under one roof to offer clients the best and most complete legal representation possible.
When life takes an unexpected turn, families will often need to seek legal help from attorneys who specialize in one area of law. More often than not, you’ll need help from several different law offices across Katy. With Adams Law Firm, our commitment to quality legal representation allows us to offer qualified and experienced legal assistance in three major areas of life under one roof: family law, estate and probate law, and personal injury law.
If you’ve been an auto accident, are considering divorce, or if you are planning your estate, turn to a legal team that can do it all, and has the track record of results to prove it. We are the firm that so many families in Katy turn to when they need knowledgeable and compassionate assistance. Call us to schedule a consultation at 281.391.9237 today.
In 2017, 1 person was injured every 2 minutes 4 seconds in an automobile accident, with 1 crash occurring every 59 seconds, according to reportable statistics by the Texas Department of Transportation. From 2007 to 2012, bicycle accidents injured 12,132 riders.
Catastrophic or fatal injury accidents require experienced legal assistance to help the victims or their families get the compensation and justice that they deserve. Adams Law Firm has been fighting for victims’ rights for many years, collecting millions in compensation for injured persons in accidents such as:
When an injured person or their family reach out to Adams Law Firm, we schedule an initial case review free of charge. During this meeting, we’ll learn about the accident, how victims are recovering, what losses the victim has incurred, and how they’d like to proceed. Once we agree to take their case, we’ll handle all case filings, perform our own investigation, collect medical and police reports, and work toward settling your case favorably.
Circumstances unique to each case will determine whether we take cases to trial, or work on settling out of court.
Texas law requires every claim to have proof beyond doubt that another’s negligence led to an otherwise avoidable injury. Between evidence, testimony, an injured party and other forms of proof, many cases have plenty of substance to withstand a defense team’s rigorous questioning.
If a Texas Jury awards compensation to the victim, it will consider all losses in determining the final amount. Unless the case involves medical malpractice, there are no damage caps in Texas. In cases of medical negligence, awards are capped at $250,000 per individual and $500,000 per accident. In malpractice cases where the victim died, the maximum is $500,000 in 1977 dollars, adjusted for inflation.
Many cases will settle before trial; not because we prefer this route, but insurance companies and big corporations would prefer to avoid public embarrassment. Cases with overwhelming evidence can be taken to trial if our clients would prefer the jury decide their award, although the amounts negotiated prior to trial are often fair and equitable for everyone.
Texas does apply shared fault rules to personal injury cases; if any victim is found to be greater than 50% involved in their own accident, law prohibits settlement. Also, personal injury claims must be filed within two (2) years of the underlying accident, or the claim may denied.
The sanctity of marriage binds two loving people together for what they hope will be forever. Unfortunately, life’s many challenges can drive a wedge between two people, causing the relationship to end in divorce. Dissolving a marriage in Texas can be stressful, emotional and somewhat confusing if both spouses are unprepared.
As experienced family law lawyers, Adams Law Firm knows what men and women go through during this emotional time in their lives. Armed with knowledge and case experience, we’re able to help couples overcome the financial challenges that divorces will present them.
To begin the process, one spouse must have resided in the county which they wish to file for 90 continuous days, and 180 days in the state. One party can file an Original Petition for Divorce with their county court, which will be served upon the other party shortly after the clerk processes it. Either party may request a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) which freezes marital assets until divided by the court after the Petition is filed.
If no TRO is filed, the non-filing spouse (respondent) has 20 days plus the preceding Monday to file their Answer, which could consist of an agreement that divorce is prudent, or disagreement that divorce is needed. Judges will then order mediation to settle differences and attempt to amicably resolve property disputes.
All assets accumulated during the marriage are considered community property. Any assets brought into the marriage must be proven with “clear and concise” evidence before the judge allows the spouse to retain ownership rights to those assets.
Alimony isn’t guaranteed unless the presumptive payer committed an act of violence within two (2) years of the divorce petition, or the marriage lasted longer than 10 years with qualifying events. If awarded, alimony will last three years and not exceed 20% of the payer’s gross income; it can last indefinitely under certain circumstances, the reason a divorce lawyer should be retained.
While Adams Law Firm does handle a great number of divorces each year, we handle all areas of law that involves all components of the family unit, including:
Lean on us when you’re working hard to keep the family together, bring children into the marriage, enforce custodial and noncustodial agreements, and harmoniously resolve family differences. Texas is very pro-family, which makes separations and sole conservatorship requests difficult to handle without an experienced attorney.
Adams Law Firm knows how important a well-crafted will means to those who are aging. Even before retirement, we want our children, spouses and siblings to enjoy the fruits of our labor when we pass away.
Families who accumulate property, finances, personal items and retirement accounts could lose their fortunes to unintended beneficiaries without an estate planned ahead of time. Unassigned real estate may be endowed back to the city without recourse; personal property could then be auctioned off with the proceeds going to charity.
More importantly, estate planning prevents unneeded family turmoil when you’re gone. Each person will know what they’re entitled to based off what you believed was fair and equitable. In the event families are in disagreement, our firm can help mediate differences so each party understands their share of property and assets left behind.
Over the years, we’ve helped countless families with estate planning and other forms of legal planning, such as:
Protect your assets and leave something for your loved ones with estate planning done by Adams Law Firm attorneys. We’re comfortable handling living wills, probating wills done by other firms, and helping set up revocable and irrevocable trusts.
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We’ve achieved excellence in family, personal injury and estate planning law, and others are noticing. Martindale-Hubbell gives us top ratings for client satisfaction, our past clients consistently give us high marks for excellence in legal representation, and our community is thankful for everything we do to protect the rights of its citizens.
Adams Law Firm is a dynamic firm protecting the rights of Texans with integrity, compassion and a commitment to helping persons in need of legal representation. When life happens, call our firm to schedule a consultation at 281.391.9237, and let our lawyers fight for you.