“The whole firm was very caring and empathetic towards the situation and I couldn’t have asked for better legal representation!”
– Former Client
At The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC, we believe that family should always come first. When disputes arise between loved ones or marriages begin to crumble, we are here to help resolve the issue, pick up the pieces, and help you protect what matters most.
Attorney Derek S. Ritchie is passionate about helping people overcome the struggles that accompany family cases and has the experience to tackle even the toughest disputes. If you’re facing a divorce, custody, or family matter anywhere in the Greater San Antonio area, we’re here to help.
What is Family Law?
Family law focuses on issues involving family relationships such as marriage and divorce, child welfare, and related economic matters. It’s a practice in which deeply personal issues intersect with the law, and where the potential for dispute and emotional turbulence run high.
Our San Antonio family law attorney handles all types of cases, including those involving:
Our firm has the depth of experience to handle a broad range of legal matters beyond the basic family cases. This includes issues of guardianship, pre- and post-nuptials, and protective orders or TROs.
Family lawyers serve as advocates for their clients, representing their interests in matters such as divorce, child custody, court order modifications and enforcement, and more.
Much like medical professionals, family lawyers work with clients on both a preventative and responsive basis and work to explain complex legal issues in plain and understandable terms. Firms with versatile skill sets like ours can quickly adapt and address disputes as they arise.
As family lawyers, we believe in providing personalized support and empowering clients to make decisions that are best for their families. We know that no two families are alike, and provide honest assessments of our clients’ options, expectations, and potential outcomes at every stage.
Divorce and family law cases can put a lot on the line. With so much at stake, it’s important to evaluate the difference legal counsel can make. A family lawyer can help you:
You should consult with a family lawyer as early in a case as possible. For some matters, this can be prior to filing for divorce or taking formal legal action. For others, it may be well into a dispute or ongoing dilemma that hasn’t been resolved through informal means, such as a parent’s continued non-compliance with a parenting plan.
In any situation, working with an attorney as soon as possible can help you avoid costly mistakes, prepare for the journey ahead, and take the targeted actions required for time-sensitive issues such as the safety of children. An attorney’s early intervention can also help you explore solutions to maximize efficiency and the potential for reaching cost-effective, out-of-court resolutions. In the most complex and consequential cases, getting ahead of the curve provides time to build the most robust possible case.