Mission:
Exceptional legal councel, located in the greater Humble, Texas area
Areas of Practice:
Family Law
Wills and Probate
Business Law
Criminal Law
Services:
First Class Mediation Center Now Available. Private, Confidential, Comfortable
The Power Law Firm provides quality legal services to the people and organizations of Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita, Huffman, and surrounding areas

Our firm primarily handles family law cases, wills and probate, real estate law, commercial litigation, criminal law, and personal injury. However, no matter what your legal situation is, please contact us for a consultation.

At The Power Law Firm we treat each client as a neighbor. When you need an advocate in troubled times, we welcome the opportunity to work with you.

The Power Law Firm now provides a full-featured mediation center specializing in assisting individuals and organizations peacefully and respectfully resolve their conflicts.

We offer a professional, fair, and unbiased process as an impartial third-party mediator to facilitate the outcome of disputes.
judge gavel on the brown wooden background
20202 Highway 59
Humble, TX 77338
Phone
281-540-3330
 
 
 
 
The Power Law Firm is proud to offer our clients knowledgeable, professional and courteous representation in a wide range of family law matters including divorces, modifications, child custody disputes, child support, maintenance, adoptions, and complex property division issues. A contested family law case can be challenging and life-altering for the family affected. We are committed to providing sound legal advice which will allow you to make the best possible decision for your family and your future. After gathering information on your own, the next step is to contact a reputable lawyer to schedule a consultation. At the initial consultation, the attorney  will take the time to answer your questions, analyze your long-term goals, and explain the process and strategy involved in moving forward with your case. Regardless of the intricacies of the case or the complexities of the emotions involved, we are committed to presenting our clients efficiently and effectively. Contact The Power Law Firm  for a consultation regarding a divorce or other family law matter.

Divorce

Texas law provides for divorce (dissolution of marriage) on various fault-based grounds, such as cruelty, adultery or abandonment, among others, as well as the no-fault ground of insupportability. A no-fault divorce may be granted if it is shown that the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict between the parties that has destroyed the legitimate ends of the marriage and that there is not any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.In order to file suit for divorce, one of the spouses must have been domiciled in the state for the past six months and be a resident of the county in which the suit is filed for the past ninety days prior. The earliest that a divorce can be granted is at least sixty days after the suit is filed. However, when a case involves complex property division and/or contested custody or support issues, the process can take much longer. In most instances, neither spouse may re-marry until after thirty days following the date of divorce.

Child Custody

There are two types of custody that are set forth in a final order in a case involving children: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody refers to the rights and duties allocated to each parent with regards to making decisions about the child’s upbringing, such as educational, medical, and religious decisions. In Texas, legal custody is known as managing conservatorship, and in most cases the parties will be appointed joint managing conservators because that is presumed to be in the best interest of the child. However, in some extreme cases, one party will be named a sole managing conservator and the other party will be named a possessory conservator. Actual physical custody, known in Texas as possession and access, typically follows a standard possession order. The parent who has the primary right to determine the residence of the child usually has more time with the child; however, the standard possession order provides for mid-week, weekend, holiday, summer, spring-break and Father’s Day and Mother’s Day visitation for both parents.

Child Support

The parent who does not have the right to determine the primary residence of the child in most instances will be ordered to pay support to the parent with primary possession. The amount of child support is calculated according to guidelines which are based on the paying parent’s income and the number of children to be supported. Under these guidelines, the support amount can range from 20% to 50% of the payor’s net income. The paying party’s net monthly resources are capped at a certain amount per month; however, the court can consider the circumstances of the child and the parties as well as any special needs of the child in determining whether to go outside of the guideline child support in a case.

Property Division

Texas is a community property state and in general all property acquired during the marriage is presumed to be community property subject to division between the parties. Texas courts must divide property between the parties in a just and right manner, taking into account the rights of the spouses and any children of the marriage. It is very important to have a knowledgeable attorney who can argue aggressively and persuasively for a division which adequately protects the rights and wishes of the client. Characterizing whether a particular asset is community or separate property and determining the disposition of certain assets such as insurance policies, pensions plans, stock options, and other retirement and employment benefits can be quite complicated and complex. Therefore it is imperative for an individual with these types of assets to hire an experienced lawyer to properly allocate this property between the parties.

Maintenance

Maintenance, also referred to as spousal support, may be ordered to be paid from one spouse to the other on a temporary basis while the case is pending and in some cases on a final basis after the divorce is granted. Factors considered by the court include the financial need of the requesting spouse and the financial ability of the other spouse, the earning capacity of both spouses, the duration of the marriage, the age and health of the spouses, and other factors. In most cases, a maintenance award will not exceed three years (or sooner if the receiving spouse remarries). The court determines the monthly amount of maintenance ordered to be paid, up to the lesser of $2,500.00 or 20% of the spouse’s average monthly gross income. If spousal maintenance is ordered, the amount and duration is determined with consideration given to the goal that the receiving spouse should become self-supporting as soon as possible.
 
The Power Law Firm is here to help you understand the benefits, limitations and efficiencies of your entity choices, and we will walk you through the many beneficial and enforceable agreements that protect you and you business.

We can help you with:

Choosing the best type of business entity for your needs

Drafting or reviewing buy-sell agreements

Drafting or reviewing sale-purchase agreements

Drafting and enforcing Shareholder / Partnership and employment agreements

Confidentiality Aareements or NDAs and non-compete and Executive non-compete agreements.
 
Our mission is to provide families with quality estate planning services.  When you visit our office, your initial consultation for estate planning is free.  We want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your family’s future. Answers to your estate planning  questions are never more than a telephone call away. Whether you need specific help with your own Will or just want information on other estate planning strategies, give our helpful staff a call. During those difficult days after the death of a loved one, we’ll be available to help guide you through the essential steps you’ll need to undertake in the administration of the loved ones’s Estate. Problems often arise when people don’t coordinate all of these methods of passing on their estate. If you have a well-drafted estate plan in place, you will ensure that your estate passes to whom you want, when you want, and is carried out in the manner you’ve chosen.
 
Senior Attorney/Owner - Tim Power

Timothy C. Power has been practicing law in the Kingwood - Humble area since 1982 when he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Houston. Mr. Power is licensed to practice law in the State and Federal Courts of Texas. In 1997 he established The Power Law Firm, P.C., in Humble, Texas as a full service law firm providing services in all areas of law, including referrals to sources for specialized areas of practice.

Mr. Power is a third generation Houstonian and moved to Kingwood, Texas in 1975 with his family from Australia where his father had been a missionary. Mr. Power graduated from Harding College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979.  He has four (4) adult children and twelve (12) grandchildren.

More importantly, Mr. Power is honored to serve as an elder at Kingwood Church of Christ for nearly ten (10) years where his father was a minister for 16 years. Mr. Power loves his family and his church and he really loves being a lawyer.  He derives great pleasure from taking his client’s difficult situations and working them through to a successful. conclusion. Mr. Power is also a certified mediator having completed forth (40 hours of class room training.  Due to most Texas courts now requiring mediation prior to trial, he has attended scores of mediations over the last thirty (30) years and he continues to settle well over ninety (90) percent of cases without a trial.

Memberships:

State Bar of Texas
State Bar College
Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
Real Estate Section of the State Bar of Texas
Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas


Accreditation:

Certified Mediator
BV Rating by his peers as Outstanding in Legal Expertise and Ethics for more than 20 years
 
Senior Paralegal - Dawn Deville

Dawn R. Deville joined the Power Law Firm as a paralegal in January 2015. She is currently working on obtaining her nationally accredited NALA certification. Dawn has previously worked as a paralegal for 23 years, with a focus in family law, probate, estate planning, business planning, and civil litigation. She has also participated in and assisted with numerous trials.

Dawn has quickly shown her value to the firm and the clients she serves by accurately and efficiently managing deadlines, billing, document production, and trial preparation readiness. Her professional demeanor and tenacious work ethic make a her a tireless advocate for our clients, and firm. Away from the office Dawn enjoys the outdoors, swimming, jogging, church, and her dogs
Legal Assistant - Veronica Thomas



Veronica A. Thomas joined the Power Law Firm as a legal assistant in March 2018 after working for a downtown certified public accountant and tax attorney for eight years as a billing clerk and personal assistant. Away from the office Veronica enjoys beading bracelets, barbeques with friends and family and spending time relaxing on the patio.  Veronica is an avid fan of the Houston Astros, Houston Texans and the New Orleans Saints. 
Mission:
Exceptional legal councel, located in the greater Humble, Texas area
Areas of Practice:
Family Law
Wills and Probate
Business Law
Criminal Law
Services:
First Class Mediation Center Now Available. Private, Confidential, Comfortable
The Power Law Firm provides quality legal services to the people and organizations of Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita, Huffman, and surrounding areas

Our firm primarily handles family law cases, wills and probate, real estate law, commercial litigation, criminal law, and personal injury. However, no matter what your legal situation is, please contact us for a consultation.

At The Power Law Firm we treat each client as a neighbor. When you need an advocate in troubled times, we welcome the opportunity to work with you.

The Power Law Firm now provides a full-featured mediation center specializing in assisting individuals and organizations peacefully and respectfully resolve their conflicts.

We offer a professional, fair, and unbiased process as an impartial third-party mediator to facilitate the outcome of disputes.
judge gavel on the brown wooden background
20202 Highway 59
Humble, TX 77338
Phone
281-540-3330
The Power Law Firm is proud to offer our clients knowledgeable, professional and courteous representation in a wide range of family law matters including divorces, modifications, child custody disputes, child support, maintenance, adoptions, and complex property division issues. A contested family law case can be challenging and life-altering for the family affected. We are committed to providing sound legal advice which will allow you to make the best possible decision for your family and your future. After gathering information on your own, the next step is to contact a reputable lawyer to schedule a consultation. At the initial consultation, the attorney  will take the time to answer your questions, analyze your long-term goals, and explain the process and strategy involved in moving forward with your case. Regardless of the intricacies of the case or the complexities of the emotions involved, we are committed to presenting our clients efficiently and effectively. Contact The Power Law Firm  for a consultation regarding a divorce or other family law matter.

Divorce

Texas law provides for divorce (dissolution of marriage) on various fault-based grounds, such as cruelty, adultery or abandonment, among others, as well as the no-fault ground of insupportability. A no-fault divorce may be granted if it is shown that the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict between the parties that has destroyed the legitimate ends of the marriage and that there is not any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.In order to file suit for divorce, one of the spouses must have been domiciled in the state for the past six months and be a resident of the county in which the suit is filed for the past ninety days prior. The earliest that a divorce can be granted is at least sixty days after the suit is filed. However, when a case involves complex property division and/or contested custody or support issues, the process can take much longer. In most instances, neither spouse may re-marry until after thirty days following the date of divorce.

Child Custody

There are two types of custody that are set forth in a final order in a case involving children: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody refers to the rights and duties allocated to each parent with regards to making decisions about the child’s upbringing, such as educational, medical, and religious decisions. In Texas, legal custody is known as managing conservatorship, and in most cases the parties will be appointed joint managing conservators because that is presumed to be in the best interest of the child. However, in some extreme cases, one party will be named a sole managing conservator and the other party will be named a possessory conservator. Actual physical custody, known in Texas as possession and access, typically follows a standard possession order. The parent who has the primary right to determine the residence of the child usually has more time with the child; however, the standard possession order provides for mid-week, weekend, holiday, summer, spring-break and Father’s Day and Mother’s Day visitation for both parents.

Child Support

The parent who does not have the right to determine the primary residence of the child in most instances will be ordered to pay support to the parent with primary possession. The amount of child support is calculated according to guidelines which are based on the paying parent’s income and the number of children to be supported. Under these guidelines, the support amount can range from 20% to 50% of the payor’s net income. The paying party’s net monthly resources are capped at a certain amount per month; however, the court can consider the circumstances of the child and the parties as well as any special needs of the child in determining whether to go outside of the guideline child support in a case.

Property Division

Texas is a community property state and in general all property acquired during the marriage is presumed to be community property subject to division between the parties. Texas courts must divide property between the parties in a just and right manner, taking into account the rights of the spouses and any children of the marriage. It is very important to have a knowledgeable attorney who can argue aggressively and persuasively for a division which adequately protects the rights and wishes of the client. Characterizing whether a particular asset is community or separate property and determining the disposition of certain assets such as insurance policies, pensions plans, stock options, and other retirement and employment benefits can be quite complicated and complex. Therefore it is imperative for an individual with these types of assets to hire an experienced lawyer to properly allocate this property between the parties.

Maintenance

Maintenance, also referred to as spousal support, may be ordered to be paid from one spouse to the other on a temporary basis while the case is pending and in some cases on a final basis after the divorce is granted. Factors considered by the court include the financial need of the requesting spouse and the financial ability of the other spouse, the earning capacity of both spouses, the duration of the marriage, the age and health of the spouses, and other factors. In most cases, a maintenance award will not exceed three years (or sooner if the receiving spouse remarries). The court determines the monthly amount of maintenance ordered to be paid, up to the lesser of $2,500.00 or 20% of the spouse’s average monthly gross income. If spousal maintenance is ordered, the amount and duration is determined with consideration given to the goal that the receiving spouse should become self-supporting as soon as possible.
The Power Law Firm is here to help you understand the benefits, limitations and efficiencies of your entity choices, and we will walk you through the many beneficial and enforceable agreements that protect you and you business.

We can help you with:

Choosing the best type of business entity for your needs

Drafting or reviewing buy-sell agreements

Drafting or reviewing sale-purchase agreements

Drafting and enforcing Shareholder / Partnership and employment agreements

Confidentiality Aareements or NDAs and non-compete and Executive non-compete agreements.
Our mission is to provide families with quality estate planning services.  When you visit our office, your initial consultation for estate planning is free.  We want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your family’s future. Answers to your estate planning  questions are never more than a telephone call away. Whether you need specific help with your own Will or just want information on other estate planning strategies, give our helpful staff a call. During those difficult days after the death of a loved one, we’ll be available to help guide you through the essential steps you’ll need to undertake in the administration of the loved ones’s Estate. Problems often arise when people don’t coordinate all of these methods of passing on their estate. If you have a well-drafted estate plan in place, you will ensure that your estate passes to whom you want, when you want, and is carried out in the manner you’ve chosen.
Senior Attorney/Owner - Tim Power

Timothy C. Power has been practicing law in the Kingwood - Humble area since 1982 when he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Houston. Mr. Power is licensed to practice law in the State and Federal Courts of Texas. In 1997 he established The Power Law Firm, P.C., in Humble, Texas as a full service law firm providing services in all areas of law, including referrals to sources for specialized areas of practice.

Mr. Power is a third generation Houstonian and moved to Kingwood, Texas in 1975 with his family from Australia where his father had been a missionary. Mr. Power graduated from Harding College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979.  He has four (4) adult children and twelve (12) grandchildren.

More importantly, Mr. Power is honored to serve as an elder at Kingwood Church of Christ for nearly ten (10) years where his father was a minister for 16 years. Mr. Power loves his family and his church and he really loves being a lawyer.  He derives great pleasure from taking his client’s difficult situations and working them through to a successful. conclusion. Mr. Power is also a certified mediator having completed forth (40 hours of class room training.  Due to most Texas courts now requiring mediation prior to trial, he has attended scores of mediations over the last thirty (30) years and he continues to settle well over ninety (90) percent of cases without a trial.

Memberships:

State Bar of Texas
State Bar College
Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
Real Estate Section of the State Bar of Texas
Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

Accreditation:

Certified Mediator
BV Rating by his peers as Outstanding in Legal Expertise and Ethics for more than 20 years
Senior Paralegal - Dawn Deville

Dawn R. Deville joined the Power Law Firm as a paralegal in January 2015. She is currently working on obtaining her nationally accredited NALA certification. Dawn has previously worked as a paralegal for 23 years, with a focus in family law, probate, estate planning, business planning, and civil litigation. She has also participated in and assisted with numerous trials.

Dawn has quickly shown her value to the firm and the clients she serves by accurately and efficiently managing deadlines, billing, document production, and trial preparation readiness. Her professional demeanor and tenacious work ethic make a her a tireless advocate for our clients, and firm. Away from the office Dawn enjoys the outdoors, swimming, jogging, church, and her dogs
Legal Assistant - Veronica Thomas



Veronica A. Thomas joined the Power Law Firm as a legal assistant in March 2018 after working for a downtown certified public accountant and tax attorney for eight years as a billing clerk and personal assistant. Away from the office Veronica enjoys beading bracelets, barbeques with friends and family and spending time relaxing on the patio.  Veronica is an avid fan of the Houston Astros, Houston Texans and the New Orleans Saints.