How long has Brett Nelson been practicing law?
Brett Nelson became a licensed attorney in 1993, and has practiced in Iowa, Illinois and Texas.
What are your practice areas?
The Nelson Law Group handle matters in family law, civil litigation, personal injury, and the drafting of wills.
What makes the Nelson Law Group unique?
We are a client-centered firm, which means we prioritize our clients’ needs and strive for effective communication throughout our representation. We offer first-rate service, clear billing policies, and a dedicated commitment to providing value to our clients. We work with our clients to achieve the best possible outcome for their case, and we are always honest. We listen to our clients and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their case so that we can develop a strategy to achieve our client’s goals. We always work to attain our client’s goals while minimizing their time, expenses, and stress.
How can we get started with my case?
Give us a call or shoot us an email! The initial consultation is always free, because we believe our clients deserve a chance to evaluate their case and their lawyer to determine whether we are a good fit for their needs. At your consultation, we can outline a litigation strategy, talk about the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and then hit the ground running.
How much do you charge?
We believe in transparency regarding our fees so we outline the expected costs of your litigation at your first consultation and provide you access to your account so you can keep up-to-date on fees in between monthly billings. We offer hourly, fixed-fee, and contingency fee structures, and will work with you to find the right fee structure for your needs and budget.
Texas Family Law Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my divorce take?
At minimum, a Texas divorce generally takes at least 60 days. Practically speaking, though, most divorces take longer. If you and your soon to be ex disagree, you can expect a longer divorce. The Nelson Law Group will do everything in its power to help you achieve a speedy resolution. A skilled attorney can often draw on their experiences to help move the process along.
How is custody determined?
Texas law doesn’t give preference to parents based on gender. Instead, child custody is based on the child’s best interests, though you and your soon to be ex can also work out your own custody arrangement. If you disagree about custody, the judge will evaluate many factors, including the stability of the environment each parent provides; the relationship between each parent and the child; the emotional, physical, and financial health of each parent, and many other factors. We can help you determine your strengths and weaknesses with regard to your child custody case.
How is child support determined?
For parents who net less than $8,550 per year, child support is a percentage of the non-custodial parent’s income, as follows:
• 1 child – 20% of the monthly net income
• 2 children – 25% of the monthly net income
• 3 children – 30% of the monthly net income
• 4 children – 35% of the monthly net income
• 5 children – 40% of the monthly net income
Any income in excess of $8,550 per month is apportioned according to the needs of the child.
What can I do to win my case?
Every case and every family is different. We care about our clients’ success, but we also care about your well-being. We work with you to establish a plan that gets results, protects your children, and your well-being.
Other Legal Issues
Someone is threatening to sue me? Can I be sued?
The short answer is that, yes, you can almost always be sued. The real question is whether the other side has a valid claim.
Do I need a lawyer?
If you’re asking this question, then the answer is almost certainly a resounding yes. Even if your case seems simple, small errors can cost you lots of money. At the Nelson Law Group, we cut through the chaos and put together a comprehensive litigation plan that will help you work pro-actively to increase your chances of achieving your goals.
What can I do to win my lawsuit?
Every lawsuit is different, but one thing’s for sure: seemingly innocuous choices can harm your case. If you’re not sure how your decisions will affect the outcome of your case, you need a skilled lawyer. The Nelson Law Group will evaluate all the facts of your case and then draw on its knowledge and experience to help you determine the best way to proceed. We are available to offer you tips to help you navigate the legal and life change challenges that will come your way.
How do I know if I need a will?
No matter how much money you make or how much property you have – or don’t have – everyone needs a will. Without one, the disposition of your worldly possessions will be left up to a court that knows nothing about you or your family. A will can help keep your family financially solvent after you die, and often helps to minimize stress and conflict. Without a will, your family could be left fighting over your assets for months, or even years. Don’t leave them with this burden.
Do you have a question that hasn’t been answered here? We’re always ready to listen and help, and we can offer more specific advice when we know more about your case. We offer free consultations and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you Contact us today!