Family Law

Personalized options for Texas divorce and family law matters. Deitchle + Simone understands that the breakdown of a marriage, no matter how amicable, is a difficult time and that each situation is different. We’re happy to help you negotiate a set… Read More


Adopting a child can be one of the most rewarding and exciting moments in a child and a person’s life. However, it is a major legal commitment and one that can be extremely stressful. If you want to minimize the emotional challenges involved with a… Read More


Types of Texas Divorces There are two types of divorce in Texas: uncontested and contested. If you and your spouse disagree on issues, such as the division of property, child support or child custody, then it becomes a “contested” divorce. If you… Read More

Child Custody

When there are children involved in a divorce, we make the child’s interests our first priority. Child custody in Texas is known as “conservatorship.” There is an expectation in Texas that both parents remained involved in a child’s life foll… Read More

Child Support

We can assist with fighting for a fair child support order if your situation calls for something outside of the guidelines. Texas takes child support very seriously. There are statutory guidelines that outline what percent of child support must be pa… Read More


When there is a change of circumstances, a modification may be required. Modifications can be made to spousal maintenance, child custody, child support, among other things. One of the most common divorce modifications deals with the children. This ca… Read More


The legal term for fatherhood in Texas is Paternity. If there is a question as to who the father of a child is, the case is usually called a paternity case, or SAPCR Establishment case. Paternity cases in Texas are often combined with a Suit Affectin… Read More

LGBTQ+ Family Law

Vanessa Simone represents LGBTQ+ clients in a variety of family law cases and is committed to advocating for same sex family law equality. As members of the LGBTQ+ community, we understand you need someone in your corner who understands the unique ne… Read More

Child Welfare

Parents Involved with CPS Cases Having Child Protective Services (CPS) open an investigation is stressful and confusing, especially for parents and caretakers who are surprised to learn about allegations of abuse, neglect, or endangerment. Doctors, t… Read More


What is a Guardianship in Texas? In Texas, a guardianship is a legal relationship established by a court of law that appoints a guardian to care for someone who is incapacitated and unable to care for themselves. Who is an incapacitated person? In Te… Read More