LEGAL F.A.Q. (click Here)

  1. When Should I See A Lawyer?
  2. How Do I Prepare & What Should I take To The First Interview?
  3. What Should I Expect Of My Lawyer And What Will He Or She Expect Of
  4. How Should I Make My Decision To Hire A Lawyer?
  5. What If I Have A Problem With My Lawyer?

CRIMINAL F.A.Q. (Click Here)

  1. What is an arrest?
  2. What rights do I have?
  3. Once I am told my rights, can I be questioned?
  4. When should I see a lawyer?
  5. What if I can't afford a lawyer?
  6. Expunction of criminal records.

FAMILY F.A.Q. (Click Here)

  1. What is a Common Law or Informal Marriage?
  2. What if we were not married in Texas or in the U.S.A.?
  3. What is the difference between Separate and Community Property?
  4. How is community property divided between spouses in a divorce?
  5. What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)?
  6. How long does it take to get a divorce?
  7. How long does it take to get some interim relief?
  8. What is the difference between a "fault" and "no-fault" divorce?
  9. Will I have to pay/be able to receive court-ordered alimony?
  10. How is child support determined/is it required?
  11. Does joint custody mean the child lives half the time with each parent?
  12. What is standard visitation under the Texas Family Code?
  13. My child has come to live with me/has asked to live with me... can I get a
  14. Is there a time limit on getting a court to adjudicate the father of a child?
  15. Who can file a Paternity Action?
  16. Can I recover attorney's fees and court costs in a paternity action?
  17. What is involved in the adoption process?
  18. Do I get a new birth certificate for my adopted child?
  19. What is family violence?
  20. What is dating violence?
  21. Who can file a protective order?
  22. What is enforcement?
  23. What orders can be enforced?
  24. Can I recover attorney's fees and court costs in the enforcement action?

MEDIATION F.A.Q (Click Here)

  1. What is mediation?
  2. Why should I attend mediation?
  3. How much will my mediation cost?
  4. What are the acceptable methods of payment for mediation?
  5. When is the latest I can pay my mediation fee?
  6. What happens if I do not comply with the terms for payment prior to the start
    of my mediation session?
  7. What qualifications do you have to mediate my case?
  8. What makes your mediation services different from others?
  9. Where will my mediation be conducted?
  10. How will my mediation be conducted?
  11. Are communications with the mediator confidential?
  12. What happens after mediation takes place?
  13. What documents does the mediator need from me prior to mediation?
  14. Why do I need to sign and return the “Agreement for Mediation” form prior
    to the start of the mediation session?
  15. How do I schedule a mediation session?
  16. What are your cancellation policies once a mediation session has been
LAW OFFICES OF Terri C. Mendez
220 West Davis
Conroe, TX  77301
(936) 539-5761  Phone
(936) 539-5762  Fax