Family Law

Attorney and Divorce Lawyer

At the Deaton Law Firm, we understand how frustrating the breakup of a marriage can be. Couples do not begin their marriage with a goal of divorce.  Despite the dreams of newlyweds, divorce can become an inevitable consequence of a broken relationship.

How We Help With Your Family Law Matters

Our team is empathetic to the upheaval that comes with the end of a marriage.  We understand your concerns about the impact it may have on your children, your financial future, and your extended family.

“Our goal is to help our clients and their families in reaching the calm after the storm.”
– Attorney Ruth A. Hughes-Deaton

Divorce involves many emotional, and financial decisions, as well as new-found frustrations. Ruth Hughes-Deaton assists her clients through the process of separating two adult lives, and dividing the property acquired during the marriage. At the same time she can seamlessly navigate the complex legal court procedures you’ll need to finalize a divorce.

Attorney Deaton provides exceptional legal advice in these areas of family law:

  • Adoption
  • Annulment
  • Attorney General Cases
  • Child Support
  • Child Visitation
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support or Visitation Modification
  • Division of Assets
  • Divorce – Contested
  • Divorce – Uncontested
  • Enforcing Child Support and Visitation Orders
  • Guardianship Cases
  • Modification of Child Support, Custody Visitation
  • Name Changes
  • Paternity
  • Post-Marital Agreements
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Protective Orders
  • Restraining Orders
  • Suit Affecting Parent-Child Relationship (SAPCR)
  • Spousal Support
  • Termination and Modification of Parental Rights

At The Deaton Law Firm, we understand and respect our client’s desires to maintain privacy during difficult times. Whether you need help modifying an existing court order, creating an amicable divorce agreement, or if you are expecting a bitter uphill battle, Ms. Deaton has the experience, skills, and resoluteness required to help you to resolve your case.

Together we will explore litigation alternatives when it is in your best interest to avoid a trial, or we will boldly advocate on your behalf if your case goes to court.  Throughout our involvement, our staff is accessible to address your concerns and we promise to keep you informed of the status of your case.

We invite you to contact us by phone at (281) 894-4448email, or complete our easy form to schedule a free 30-minute initial conference with Attorney Ruth Hughes-Deaton. We look forward to visiting with you to answer your questions, and to guide you through your legal challenges.