Practice Areas

Our Austin Family Law Firm has Helped Families with Divorce, Child Custody and More Since 1996.

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Merritt Law is an Austin family law firm, offering a diverse family law practice to serve clients in the surrounding communities with dedication to every case. We understand the difficulty of conflicts that involve children, spouses and family members, and know how to reach a resolution for your specific case. Our practice covers all of the following areas of family law, and Christopher Merritt is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


Whether your divorce is agreed or contested, Merritt Law can assist you in reaching an outcome that decides issues such as child custody and visitation, division of community property and geographical restrictions. Some of these issues can be contentious, and we will represent your interests in either mediation with your spouse or at trial if there are issues that cannot be resolved.

Modification of Court Orders

At times, a Texas court may grant modification of orders of child visitation and support at the request of one or both of the parents. If the current order no longer works for you or your children or if your financial situation has changed, we will advocate for a modification to the original order that meets current needs.

Enforcement and Clarification of Court Orders

Enforcement of court orders can occur where one parent does not follow the court’s order for possession or chooses to ignore an order of child support and the court will step in and enforce the order. If the other parent is refusing to allow you to see your children or they have stopped support payments we will represent you in court to request enforcement.

Premarital Agreements / Postnuptial Agreements

In some marriages, couples want to protect assets that they are bringing into the marriage or prefer to outline in detail how assets will be handled in the event of a divorce. This can be a delicate matter, and we know how to draft these types of agreements so that both spouses are satisfied and the agreement is binding.

Collaborative Law

If you and your spouse want to avoid the emotional stress and expense of a divorce trial, you can engage in a collaborative law approach. In this way, both spouses work towards an agreement on the issues in divorce by finding compromise and deciding not to litigate areas of contention at trial.

All of these practice areas can be handled by your Austin family law firm, Merritt Law. The outcome of family law cases can have lasting effects and require special attention. Please contact us so that we can discuss your case with your personally.