Keith Nelson is a highly respected attorney with nearly 30 years of experience in... more
Keith Nelson is a highly respected attorney with nearly 30 years of experience in divorce and custody litigation. With a keen interest in issues involving children, his practice includes a special emphasis on addressing the psychological impact of custody and divorce litigation on children and their parents. In recognition of this expertise, he was appointed to serve on the Texas Supreme Court ... view profile
"The needs of the client come first." I have built a career around advocating for... more
"The needs of the client come first." I have built a career around advocating for people who need someone in their corner. Divorce does not have to be a battle that consumes a couple's assets and a family's soul. Yet, clients need a strong advocate who will make sure their rights are preserved, their settlements and judgments are enforceable, and their children and assets protected. I pr... view profile
I champion my clients causes and atttempt to use my experience with the law, the... more
I champion my clients causes and atttempt to use my experience with the law, the courts, and the people involved to advocate forcefully for my clients. I am able to adapt to the changing cirumstances that occur during litigation and will help steer my clients away from the pitfalls that befall many during these trying times.
Moto: Preserve and Protect family relationships in crisis by collaboration &... more
Moto: Preserve and Protect family relationships in crisis by collaboration & cooperation, using the courtroom as the last resort. I am an experience family law attorney recognized and respected through the Houston area legal community for dedication in effectively representing clients’ rights and interest. I understand the emotional side of family litigation and bring a special compassion t... view profile
As a partner at Piper Burnett Turner Bollier Miller, PLLC, Travis County lawyer... more
As a partner at Piper Burnett Turner Bollier Miller, PLLC, Travis County lawyer James W. Piper handles a variety of family law concerns. Since 1974, Mr. Piper has been practicing as a lawyer in Texas. He has been Board Certified in Family Law for 26 years. Attorney Piper previously practiced at the Legal Aid Society of Central Texas and Pipers & Pipers, L.L.P. Attorney Piper maintains a perfect... view profile
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.