Hendershot, Cannon, Martin & Hisey, P.C. is a full-service Houston family law firm accessible to clients throughout Texas; we also help people living elsewhere who have legal needs in our service area. Our family law practice is led by Attorney Leanna Cannon. Her lifetime passion has been caring for the well-being of families in deeply stressful situations. She helps lead a team of attorneys who provide highly focused, top-tier advocacy you can trust.
For our family law work, we have been recognized by both peers and clients:
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Our lawyers provide clear, reliable legal guidance and representation based upon decades of relevant case experience. Clients benefit from the knowledge, perspective, and excellent professional reputations of our entire team.
Our firm can handle a wide-variety of family law related issues, such as:
Our divorce lawyers are dynamic negotiators and established trial lawyers. If you are going through a divorce –uncontested or contested– be sure to contact our family law team. While our team strives to find collaborative solutions for clients through routes such as mediation, we will not hesitate to uphold your interests in the courtroom should litigation become necessary.
Although adoption is a joyful event, the legal process it requires can be stressful and filled with uncertainty. Our adoption attorneys have relevant experience covering the full spectrum of adoption from straightforward to complex cases including:
Getting married is exciting! Talking about money or "prenups" (prenuptial agreements) is not so exciting - BUT nearly everyone has some property worth protecting. Whether you decide to get a prenuptial agreement or want to establish an agreement after the "I do's", our family law firm can help!
Common reasons couples consider premarital or post-marital agreements include:
Life goes on—usually with many twists and turns—after the resolution of a divorce or paternity claim or child custody agreement. An array of major changes in your life or your kids' lives can make it essential to take action. You may need to know your legal options for enforcement of an existing order, a modification to reflect current realities, or both.
Examples of Modification & enforcement cases we handle: :
Grandfathers and grandmothers are primary sources of love and support for many children. Sadly, these bonds can be severed due to divorce, death of one parent, incarceration, abandonment or other life-altering developments. Our lawyers work aggressively and intelligently to help grandparents obtain enforceable visitation rights when the law provides for them. In addition, we have substantial experience assisting grandparents and other close relatives who must step in to care for children and wish to obtain custody.
If you are alleged to have fathered a child, you may first need a definitive answer as to whether that's true. It may be important for you to seek visitation rights or a custody arrangement that allows you to have a meaningful role in your child's life. We advise and represent unmarried fathers, as well as mothers who wish to lawfully establish paternity.
At Hendershot, Cannon, Martin & Hisey, P.C. , we have a balanced, long-standing practice representing both fathers and mothers in family law matters. We prioritize maximum protection of every client's rights alongside outcomes that put children's needs first. That said, we are extremely effective in pursuing fathers' rights involving custody, parenting time, protection of assets and business interests, and much more. We target outcomes that do justice to fathers' roles in kids' lives; sometimes this requires overcoming stereotypes and false allegations.
Domestic violence, threats, and intimidation is a problem in many households, crossing all social and economic lines. If you fear for your own safety or your children's as a result of family violence, you may have an urgent need to get a protective order put in place. This can be used to obtain a kick-out order to secure exclusive possession of a home in certain instances. If someone has filed for a protective order against you, do not misjudge the potentially devastating impact on your life—including its outcome on your family law dispute. A wrongfully issued protective order will have serious long-term effects on your life. It can cost you your career in certain professions, prevent you from buying a firearm and result in multiple other negative consequences.
You can obtain fair division of assets only if you know the full extent of your spouse's financial holdings and resources. Our attorneys actively seek restraining orders when useful for preserving assets during divorce proceedings. When we find evidence that a spouse has been hiding assets, we go further. This can be through the use of forensic accountants to trace and track down hidden assets, aggressive discovery of offshore holdings, aggressive tracing of hidden funds, and proper valuations of business holdings. If we can demonstrate that assets are being hidden, you may be entitled to a greater share of community property.
Although rare, there are certain circumstances that justify appealing the orders issued in a contested family law case. Deadlines for filing an appeal are strict, and relatively few family law firms have attorneys with the skill and experience to file them and follow through effectively. Our firm is just such a premier legal resource.
We are a Houston family law firm that provides reliable solutions for complex situations. When a family law matter involves any high-stakes situation, we are the firm and the team of attorneys that Texans turn to.
Our firm's approach to family law may be the ideal fit for you, especially if you have significant concerns or assets on the line. Please call 713-783-3110 or contact us online to request your initial consultation.