Our Practice Areas

To learn more about each of the areas in which we practice, please use the links below or scroll down.

Civil Litigation

General Civil Litigation

Roger G. Jain & Associates can assist you with civil litigation in the following areas:

Business Litigation Lawyers • Contract Disputes • Consumer Litigation

Have you exhausted all reasonable efforts to resolve your dispute with a business or person? Do you need to file a lawsuit in Houston or surrounding counties? Have you been sued in Harris County or surrounding counties? Are you saying “I need a lawyer to defend me in Houston”?

We can help you! We pride ourselves in diligent, thorough, and aggressive representation of our clients. We also understand that you do not have an unlimited budget, so we will handle your case in the most cost effective manner.

Does your case involve negligence, misrepresentation, breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, or fraud? Do you need to file a collections suit to collect money owed by a debtor to you? In civil lawsuits, a plaintiff files an Original Petition against a defendant. Once the defendant is served with citation by a process server or a constable, the defendant must file an answer. If you wish to file a lawsuit, we can help you file your claim.

After the defendant files an answer, the discovery phase of a lawsuit begins. The parties may take depositions and exchange discovery requests, such as a request for disclosure, interrogatories, requests for admission, and requests for production. We can assist you with multiple types of lawsuits.

Have you been sued for negligence, misrepresentation, breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, or fraud? Was a tax suit filed against you? Were you served by substitute service? Would you like for an attorney to appear for you at a hearing or at trial? Do you need an attorney to represent you at mediation or an arbitration? Do you want to appeal a judgment against you? We can help!

If you have been sued, you received a Citation and Original Petition from a process server or a constable. The Citation from the County Clerk (for County Courts) or District Clerk (for District Courts) states that you must “file a written answer to the plaintiff’s petition on or before 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next after the expiration of twenty days after the date of service thereof.” A Citation from a Justice Court or a Small Claims Court states that, “you must file a written answer to the plaintiff’s petition on or before 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next after the expiration of ten days after the date of service thereof.” If you are the defendant, make sure that you hire an attorney to protect your interests and to timely file an answer for you. We can assist you with filing your written answer timely! A defendant’s answer will contain the defendant’s defenses, along with any counterclaims against the plaintiff or cross-claims against other defendants. We can help you file an answer and defend the lawsuit filed against you! You may have deadlines, if not met, may prevent you from asserting important rights! Call us for a telephone consultation today!

With 20+ years of experience in the Houston metropolitan area and surrounding counties, we have successfully represented our clients both as plaintiff and as defendant.

We cannot guarantee any particular result in your case. Results are specific to the legal and factual circumstances of each case.

Please see our track record for examples of our work in civil litigation.

Credit Card Defense & Judgment Collection

Have you exhausted all reasonable efforts to resolve your dispute with a credit card company, debt buyer, or judgment collector? Have you been threatened with suit or sued in Harris County or surrounding counties? Are you saying “I need a lawyer to defend me”?

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We can help you! We pride ourselves in diligent, thorough, and aggressive representation of our clients. We also understand that you do not have an unlimited budget, so we will handle your case in the most cost effective manner.

Did you get sued by a credit card company such as American Express Centurion Bank, Capital One Bank (USA), NA, Citibank, N.A., or a debt buyer such as CACH, LLC, CACV of Colorado, LLC, Dodeka, LLC, Equable Ascent Financial, Hilco Receivables, Pharia, LLC, Unifund CCR Partners, Arrow Financial Services, NCO Group, Asset Acceptance? These credit card companies, debt buyers, and creditors are usually represented by attorneys such as Allen L. Adkins & Associates, PC, Mann Bracken, LLP, Michael J. Scott, P.C., Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornik LLC, Edward T. Burke & Associates, P.C., Ahn Regent, Regent & Associates, Zwicker & Associates, P.C., and Fulton Friedman & Gullace, LLP. We have dealt with these cases and these attorneys and know how to deal with them and other attorneys handling similar matters.

Do you have a default judgment against you? Have your bank accounts been garnished? Have you received a writ of execution from the constable? It may not be too late, you may still be able to assert your rights, and we can help! We can assist you with challenging the judgment against you, including by filing a bill of review if you are eligible, or working out a settlement with the person or company who owns the judgment. We can also help protect your exempt property, including your paycheck, because only non-exempt property can be used to collect most judgments. You may have deadlines, if not met, may prevent you from asserting important rights! Call us for a telephone consultation today!

With 20+ years of experience in the Houston metropolitan area and surrounding counties, we have successfully defended credit card cases which have either resulted in a dismissal or in a satisfactory settlement for our client. We have also successfully set aside judgments and/or stopped collection of a judgment resulting either in a new trial for our client or a satisfactory settlement for our client.

We cannot guarantee any particular result in your case. Results are specific to the legal and factual circumstances of each case.

Please see our track record for examples of our work in credit card defense.

Foreclosure & Eviction

Have you exhausted all reasonable efforts to resolve your mortgage dispute and/or loan modification efforts with your bank or rental disputes with your landlord in a residential or commercial lease? Have you been threatened with suit or sued in Harris County or surrounding counties? Are you saying “I need a lawyer to defend me”?

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We can help you! We pride ourselves on diligent, thorough, and aggressive representation of our clients. We also understand that you do not have an unlimited budget, so we will handle your case in the most cost effective manner.

Are you looking for a Houston foreclosure attorney? Harris County and surrounding counties have seen the number of foreclosure cases rise steadily, and many people are looking for answers to defend against the efforts of Bank of America, N.A., Wells Fargo, N.A., and other banks to foreclose on their homes. Banks must strictly follow Texas law by giving the proper Notice of Default and Intent to Accelerate, and Notice of Acceleration and Notice of Foreclosure Sale in order to properly foreclose on your property. It has been our experience that many times the law firms handling foreclosures for these banks do not follow these procedures, especially with respect to sending out these notices required by Texas law. We can protect your home and family by finding an option that works for you, including working toward a loan modification, filing a lawsuit requesting to stop the foreclosure, or filing a lawsuit to undo a substitute trustee’s deed which took the home out of your name and placed it in the bank’s agent’s name.

Are you a landlord or a tenant who needs help with an eviction action? Has your tenant failed to pay rent? Is your landlord trying to evict you? Eviction suits are often called Original Complaint for Forcible Detainer, and the Justice of the Peace will issue a citation stating that, “This suit to evict involves immediate deadlines.” Landlords may be entitled to recover not only possession of the property, but also back rent and attorney’s fees. We can assist you with prosecuting an eviction if you are a landlord, and we can help you defend the eviction suit if you are a tenant or a homeowner after foreclosure. The eviction process in Texas is designed to be a speedy one with short deadlines. Failing to meet these short deadlines may prevent you from asserting important rights! Call us for a telephone consultation today!

With 20+ years of experience in the Houston metropolitan area and surrounding counties, we have successfully stopped foreclosures which have resulted in a successful loan modification or prevailed in our lawsuit for wrongful foreclosure.

We cannot guarantee any particular result in your case. Results are specific to the legal and factual circumstances of each case.

Please see our track record for examples of our foreclosure and eviction work.

Business Litigation

Have you exhausted all reasonable efforts to resolve your dispute with your business partner, other shareholders, the company in which you’re a shareholder, and/or your business broker? Have you been threatened with suit or sued in Harris County or surrounding counties? Are you saying “I need a lawyer to defend me”?

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We can help you! We pride ourselves in diligent, thorough, and aggressive representation of our clients. We also understand that you do not have an unlimited budget, so we will handle your case in the most cost effective manner.

Do you have a partnership dispute, or do you have a dispute with another shareholder of your company? Are you involved in a dispute about the sale of a business or with a business broker? If so, we can assist you with resolving your suit through competent and aggressive representation of your interests. You may have deadlines, if not met, may prevent you from asserting important rights! Call us for a telephone consultation today!

With 20+ years of experience in the Houston metropolitan area and surrounding counties, we have successfully represented partners in partnership disputes, shareholders in shareholder disputes, and real estate agents/brokers in their disputes.

We cannot guarantee any particular result in your case. Results are specific to the legal and factual circumstances of each case.

Please see our track record page for examples of our work in business litigation.

Construction & Real Estate

Have you exhausted all reasonable efforts to resolve your dispute with your general contractor/builder, subcontractors, homeowner, buyer seller, real estate agent, and/or broker? Do you want to file a mechanic’s lien, or have you had one filed against you? Has the builder/general contractor/subcontractor ran off with your money in the middle of construction? Has the homeowner refused to pay for your building services after completion? Have you been sued by a homeowner for your services as a real estate agent or broker? If you’re a real estate agent, have you been sued by your broker, or vice versa? Have you been threatened with suit or sued in Harris County or surrounding counties? Are you saying “I need a lawyer to defend me”?

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We can help you! We pride ourselves in diligent, thorough, and aggressive representation of our clients. We also understand that you do not have an unlimited budget, so we will handle your case in the most cost effective manner.

In Texas, and especially in the Houston area, homeowners’ associations are a way of life. Have you been sued by your homeowners’ association or property owners’ association? Roger G. Jain & Associates is experienced in dealing with these types of cases. We have an intimate knowledge of the law relating to HOAs/POAs, because we have represented both homeowners and associations.

We have handled many lawsuits or potential lawsuits involving these issues. We are familiar with the mechanic’s and materialman’s lien statutes and requirements regarding successfully filing these liens or defending against them. We’ve handled construction cases all the way to verdict. If you have a dispute in this area of the law, you may have deadlines, that if not met, may prevent you from asserting important rights! Call us for a telephone consultation today!

With 20+ years of experience in the Houston metropolitan area and surrounding counties, we have successfully represented contractors, subcontractors, homeowners, and real estate agents and brokers.

We cannot guarantee any particular result in your case. Results are specific to the legal and factual circumstances of each case.

Please see our track record for examples of our work in construction and real estate litigation.

Business Law

We protect our business clients from unnecessary litigation by taking a meticulous approach to business planning and the preparation of contracts and agreements. Because of our extensive litigation experience and familiarity with Texas law, we also know how to assert a claim or defend against a claim involving contracts and agreements.

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Large corporations have lawyers on staff to advise them about every legal issue that comes up in the process of doing business, from financing a major purchase to drafting employment contracts.

Roger G. Jain & Associates can provide all the services of in-house counsel for small to mid-sized businesses who can’t afford to have a lawyer on staff. We are also available to provide business transaction services to large corporations who may be located elsewhere and need a Houston lawyer to manage certain aspects of their affairs.

Because we’re trial attorneys, we understand the issues that can arise when a contract is too vague or a noncompete agreement is written too broadly. All of our transactional services for businesses draw upon this knowledge. Our work is designed to address your immediate legal problem with an eye toward avoiding potential litigation in the future.

We draft and review leases, other type of contracts, and provide all the legal services most businesses will need throughout the life of the business. In addition, should disputes arise, you can rely on us, because we are trial lawyers, to enforce/defend contracts and resolve disputes in the most economical and efficient manner as possible.

As in all areas of our practice, we provide personal and responsive service that starts with listening to you. We take the time to learn about your business, your problems, your fears, and your goals. Once we understand the scope of the problem and the issues that are most important to you, we will work to achieve your objective in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

If you’re ready to launch a new business venture, the planning you do before you serve your first customer or hire your first employee can make the difference between your company’s future success or failure.

One of the most important decisions any business owner makes is how to organize the business. We can help you select the type of business entity that makes the most sense in your particular situation. We will listen as you describe your business plan, outline the options available to you, and recommend a type of business entity that best suits your needs and goals. These include:

  • Sole proprietorship
  • Limited liability partnership (LLP)
  • Limited partnership (LP)
  • Limited liability company (LLC)
  • Incorporation, including S corporations and C corporations
  • Professional corporations

Many people who have not previously owned a business believe they need to incorporate. That’s not always the best option, particularly for a small business. Incorporation requires that you establish a board of directors and fulfill many reporting obligations that can be onerous for a modest-sized business startup.

We will keep two issues foremost in our mind as we analyze your business plan:

  • Taxation: Which entity will allow you to minimize the taxes your business pays? We will do this by working closely with your tax adviser and together form a plan to meet this goal.
  • Liability: Which entity protects your personal assets from being used to pay a verdict, settlement, or judgment in a lawsuit against your company?

Often, an LLC or LLP provides the necessary protections without the burdensome responsibilities involved in incorporation. Should incorporation be the right choice, we can assist you in all aspects of setting up and managing the corporation.

A noncompete agreement, also called a covenant not to compete, is a contract, often between an employer and employee, designed to protect the employer’s interest should the employee decide to leave the company. We represents both employees and employers in issues related to noncompete agreements. Please contact us if you are:

  • An employee who has been asked to sign a noncompete agreement
  • An employee who wants to challenge the terms of a noncompete agreement that you have already signed
  • An employer who needs to enforce a noncompete agreement
  • An employer who needs to have a noncompete agreement drafted or reviewed
  • A noncompete agreement protects an employer’s interest by preventing employees from going to work for a competitor, starting a competitive business, or soliciting business from the employer’s customers for a specified period of time and in a specified geographic location.

Noncompete agreements that are prohibitively restrictive give employers a false sense of security. If the contract is written too broadly, it’s unlikely to be upheld by the courts. For example, if a contract prevents a departing employee from working for a competitor anywhere in the state for six years, it will likely be unenforceable. If it prevents the employee from working for a direct competitor located within a reasonable distance and for a reasonable period of time, it’s much more likely to be enforceable in court.

Because we’re trial attorneys, we understand how the courts have interpreted the law as it relates to covenants not to compete. This knowledge gives us important insights that we put to use when we review and draft noncompete agreements and advise our clients.

Criminal Defense

In addition to handling civil cases, Roger G. Jain & Associates, P.C. handles many types of criminal cases, from misdemeanors in municipal and justice courts all the way up to felonies in district court. Roger’s previous experience as a prosecutor in Montgomery County, Texas gives him the knowledge and expertise to defend against many criminal charges, including juvenile cases. Although we cannot guarantee any particular outcome in your case, we will zealously defend your constitutional rights. If you have been charged with any type of crime, contact us to find out how we can assist you.

We also provide representation for individuals who may be targeted as suspects in ongoing criminal investigations. Law enforcement agencies have to follow certain rules during their investigations, and you need to have someone on your side who is aware of what police can and can’t do.

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In Texas, justice and municipal courts have jurisdiction over Class C misdemeanors (punishable by fine only, not imprisonment). These types of misdemeanors may be traffic tickets, such as speeding tickets, failure to provide financial responsibility (no insurance), or other moving violations. Class C misdemeanors also may include assault or theft. We have handled many of these types of cases and have been able to get dismissals or other favorable outcomes for our clients.

All other misdemeanors that can’t be tried in justice and municipal courts end up in the county courts. These types of crimes cover a much broader spectrum, including:

  • Possession of marijuana
  • Assault
  • Possession of drugs or other controlled substances, such as prescription medication
  • Theft
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Reckless driving
  • Racing
  • Unlawful carrying of weapons
  • Fraud
  • First driving while intoxicated (DWI)
  • Second driving while intoxicated (DWI)

Punishments for these types of crimes can include fines and jail time. We have handled many of these cases and have been able to get our clients dismissals, pre-trial diversion, probation (community supervision), or reduced punishments.

District courts in Texas have jurisdiction over all felonies. These are the most serious types of crimes, and can result in both fines and jail time anywhere from 2 years to a life sentence in a state penitentiary, and possibly the death penalty. In the past, we have been able to get dismissals of felony charges or reduced sentences for our clients.

A conviction of any of the above types of crimes can have many consequences, including fines, restitution, community service, or the loss of certain legal rights, and ultimately, incarceration. A conviction may also expose you to civil damages in lawsuits brought by injured parties. Because we practice both civil and criminal law, we can advise you of such potential consequences and place you in the best position to make sure you don’t get punished twice.

With over 20+ years of experience in the Houston metropolitan area and surrounding counties, we have successfully represented our clients against many types of criminal charges.

We cannot guarantee any particular result in your case. Results are specific to the legal and factual circumstances of each case.

Please see our track record to see examples of our work in criminal defense.

Juvenile Law

Your Child

As a parent, the taking of your child into custody is one of the most frightening experiences you can have. You likely have many questions, such as whether your child will face jail time, how the juvenile system compares to the adult criminal system, what options you have, and how the case will affect your child’s future. We can help answer your questions and defend your child. Our mission is to help ensure that your child’s future is affected as little as possible, if at all, by the case.

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A juvenile in the state of Texas is a child who is at least 10 and who is under 17. A child also includes 17 year olds who are in the juvenile system for their actions alleged to have been committed before the child turned 17. Once the child turns 18, the juvenile court typically loses its jurisdiction. Criminal cases involving a juvenile are governed by a different set of laws than adult criminal cases. While adult cases are considered “criminal”, juvenile cases implement elements of both civil and criminal law and are part of the Texas Family Code. These laws are aimed to “rehabilitate” instead of “punish” the child.

If your child has been detained by police he or she is not subject to a bail or bond like in adult cases. When a juvenile is arrested, he will undergo an intake process performed by probation officials. During this process they will evaluate the home situation, the severity of the crime that was committed, and the child’s age to determine the actions that they will need to take next. Your child could be placed in confinement or released back into your custody where you must closely monitor him.

There are two types of juvenile misconduct that place a child under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court: (1) conduct indicating a need for supervision (CINS), and (2) delinquent conduct. CINS cases involve the least serious criminal offenses.

There are eight types of CINS offenses listed in the Family Code:

  • Any misdemeanor punishable by fine only
  • Failing to attend school for too many days
  • Running away
  • Inhalant abuse
  • Expulsion for violation of a school district’s student code of conduct
  • Failing to follow court-ordered services in a CPS case
  • Prostitution
  • Sexting

Delinquent Conduct Includes:

  • Commission of any felony offense or jailable misdemeanor
  • Violation of a lawful court order under circumstances that would constitute contempt of that court in:
  • A justice or municipal court
  • A county court for conduct punishable by fine only
  • A truancy court
  • Commission of driving, flying or boating while intoxicated, intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter
  • A third (or subsequent) offense of driving under the influence of alcohol, which requires only a detectable amount of alcohol in a minor’s system.

If a court finds that a child has committed a CINS violation or engaged in delinquent conduct, it may place the child on varying levels of probation. This is called the Progressive Sanctions Model and is based on the seriousness of the misconduct, past offenses and any past interventions. In the most serious felony cases, the juvenile court may also have the options of determinate sentencing (a sentence of confinement in the Texas Juvenile Justice Department that has the possibility of being transferred to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice) or discretionary transfer to adult criminal court to be tried as an adult.

When your child gets involved with the wrong group of people or has suddenly made impulsive and poor choices, it can have a lasting impact on his future. Suddenly, college plans, career goals, or joining the military can be put in jeopardy. It is important that you find the right juvenile attorney to help protect your child’s future and make every effort to ensure that the juvenile record contains the least possible impact on your child’s future.

Juvenile cases are often eligible to be sealed. If you’re eligible, you should apply to have your juvenile record sealed to protect your future. Call us today.

Expunctions & Nondisclosures

Houston Expunction Attorneys

If your case is dismissed, and you were not placed on deferred adjudication for a Class B misdemeanor or above, then you may be eligible to expunge your criminal record. An expunction is the best result for you, because your entire criminal case – from your arrest records through your court records – will be completely removed from the record.

Houston Nondisclosure Attorneys

If you successfully completed a term of deferred adjudication, you may be eligible to have an order of nondisclosure. A nondisclosure will have your criminal record hidden from the public. State agencies, such as law enforcement officers and prosecutors, will still have access to your file. A nondisclosure is important, because it will hide the fact that you pled guilty or no contest to a crime from the general public. Contact us to see if you are eligible for a nondisclosure.

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Having your case dismissed is the first step in clearing your criminal record. If your case is dismissed, or if you are successfully discharged after completing deferred adjudication, then your case will still remain in court records. Employers, landlords, and the general public will see that you were charged with a crime, and that information could be used against you. Contact our office today to see if you are eligible to expunge your record, seal your record, or obtain an order of nondisclosure. We will not charge you to determine whether you are eligible. We can help you clear your criminal record in Harris County and in surrounding counties.

Real Estate Law

The attorneys at Roger G. Jain & Associates are experienced in real estate matters and are ready and willing to assist you.

We handle both litigation matters and transactional matters relating to real estate. Do you need to have a deed drafted to transfer real property from one person to another? Do you have a lease contract or sale contract that you want reviewed? Are you looking for an attorney to help negotiate or oversee a real estate transaction? Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

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The Texas Real Estate Commission publishes forms for real estate transactions that many real estate brokers use. However, these forms don’t always address all of the parties’ concerns or cover all of the potential issues that may arise during the sale process. Every purchase and sale is different and each presents its own issues. Having an experienced real estate lawyer on your side can help protect your interests. The attorneys at Roger G. Jain & Associates would be happy to help you with the purchase or sale of your property, from initial negotiations all the way through closing.

Our attorneys have years of experience with both residential and commercial leases. We have represented landlords and tenants, whether they are individuals or small businesses. Leases can be lengthy, one sided, and full of “legalese.” We can help you understand your lease, your rights and obligations, and if necessary, negotiate for different terms.

Building a new residence or commercial property is a big decision. You want assurance that the transaction will go smoothly and that your objectives are kept in mind. Our attorneys can give you that assurance and make sure that nothing is overlooked. Because we are experienced in litigation, we can identify potential issues and correct them before they turn into lawsuits.

Are you a contractor or subcontractor who hasn’t been paid? Do you need to file a mechanic’s and materialman’s lien? Are you a property owner who needs to have a lien removed? Roger G. Jain & Associates can assist you with these real estate issues.

Roger G. Jain & Associates is experienced in real estate transactions and can help you negotiate and draft the documents necessary to transfer real property to another person, to a company, or even a trust.

After a person dies, the executor of the deceased’s estate sometimes needs to transfer real property from the deceased’s name into the names of the heirs or devisees. Roger G. Jain & Associates can assist you throughout this process, including notifying the appropriate tax appraisal districts so that property taxes do not go unpaid in the meantime.

Deed restrictions are intended to help protect your property value. However, they can sometimes be overbearing or unreasonable. If your property is subject to deed restrictions, we can help you understand them and what can and can’t be done to enforce them.

Do you have a real estate litigation matter, such as a dispute with your homeowners’ association, an easement dispute with your neighbor, a foreclosure or eviction, or issues with property management? Please see our real estate litigation section to find out how we can help you.

Probate, Estate Administration & Estate Planning

Probate & Estate Administration

What is probate law? Probate law and estate administration are the procedures by which a person’s debts and assets are handled after his or her death. Some assets may be considered non-probate assets, such as most life insurance policies and retirement accounts. These types of assets are generally not included in a person’s probate estate. Other types of assets, such as cash, real property, and personal belongings will be included in a person’s probate estate.

Many people leave behind wills that set out how they want their probate assets to be distributed to their devisees (beneficiaries under the will). Sometimes, however, there isn’t a will. In those cases, when a person dies intestate (without a will), the Texas Probate Code and Texas Estates Code will govern how property is distributed among the decedent’s heirs. The attorneys at Roger G. Jain & Associates, P.C. can help you and your family deal with these issues, from the initial probate through final administration of the estate. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

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What happens to your estate ultimately depends on how well you’ve prepared beforehand. It also depends on things like: marital status (single/married/divorced), the monetary value of your estate, whether a will exists, and whether there are any parties who wish to contest or challenge the will. Even in the simplest, most straightforward cases, it helps to have an experienced probate attorney to guide you through the probate process.

Proper estate planning can avoid the need for lengthy and expensive probate. Roger G. Jain & Associates can help with your estate planning. There are several documents that many people use to help make sure their assets go to the persons they wish, and that their personal and business affairs are taken care of in the event that they become disabled or incapacitated. The documents that we typically prepare for our clients are:

  • Wills
  • Medical powers of attorney
  • Durable powers of attorney (also known as a statutory power of attorney)
  • Advance directives (also known as a living will or a directive to physician)

Contact our office if you need any of the above documents drafted.

Roger G. Jain & Associates does not provide tax advice in relation to estate planning. If you require advice on any potential tax consequences related to estate planning, please consult your accountant or other tax professional.

Family Law

The attorneys at Roger G. Jain & Associates are ready and willing to assist you with your family law matters.

Family law issues can be very trying for those involved, because they strike at our personal relationships. Each client’s situation is unique. Handling family law matters effectively requires someone with experience, knowledge, and compassion. The attorneys at Roger G. Jain & Associates strive to understand each client’s situation and determine the best course of action.

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The end of a marriage can be a stressful event, even if the parties are in agreement. Roger G. Jain & Associates handles both contested and uncontested divorces. Divorce raises many questions, and our attorneys are prepared to answer them. Contact us today to see how we can help you protect yourself and your family during this difficult time.

The issue of child custody and visitation is likely the most contentious of issues in family law. The child’s parents want what is best for the child, but sometimes the parents have differing views as to what “best” is. One thing is certain though: a stressful child custody battle is not in the child’s best interest.

Roger G. Jain & Associates can also help you with modifications of child custody and visitation orders. Modifications may be necessary if one parent has a significant change of circumstances, such as relocating.

Our attorneys can assist you with seeking to establish, contest, or modify child support in Texas. Texas law requires parents to support their children, and our attorneys can assist you with navigating the child support process, whether child support is sought in a divorce, paternity proceeding, Attorney General Child Support Review Process, or otherwise. The Texas Family Code provides guidelines that set the amount of child support, but the guidelines are just that — guidelines. If both parents agree to a lower amount, their agreement takes precedence over the guidelines, as long as a judge approves the agreement.

Whether you are seeking to establish, collect, enforce, modify, or defend child support, the attorneys at Roger G. Jain & Associates can assist you with child support issues.

When two people decide to get married, they do not always look to the possibility that the marriage, unfortunately, may not last. A pre-nuptial agreement may be seen as unromantic or evidencing a pessimistic view of the relationship. However, depending on the circumstances, such an agreement may be in the parties’ best interest. In the event of a divorce, these agreements can help keep costs down.

These agreements can even be entered into even after marriage. If you and your fiancé/spouse have questions, need advice, or wish to enter into one of these agreements, please contact us.