The most difficult legal matters are those that arise from family disputes. If there is a criminal aspect to the proceedings—as in cases of domestic violence, domestic financial fraud or child abduction—the situation becomes still more dire. Without assertive and knowledgeable legal representation, you may lose a significant percentage of your share of the estate, compromise your child custody rights or even face jail time.
For more than 30 years, John S. Cossum has provided legal counsel to individuals and their families in downtown Houston and the surrounding area. Having extensive experience both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney, he knows both sides of the law. He will help his clients navigate the court system and work rigorously to help them achieve their desired outcomes.
Protecting You And Your Interests
Mr. Cossum offers both defense and prosecution services for a full spectrum of criminal family law matters, including:
- Financial fraud — During a divorce, the improper appraisal and division of assets occurs frequently. Hundreds of thousands of dollars may be at stake. It is common for a spouse not to receive their proper due. Mr. Cossum is skilled at delineating between individual ("separate") property and joint ("community") property. He will work assiduously to see that his clients retain the assets that are rightfully theirs.
- Protection for your children — Ensuring that children are cared for, and that parents have adequate access to them, is one of the chief aims of family law. Yet children are often caught in the crossfire of warring parents. One spouse may withhold financial support or demand excessive compensation. Mr. Cossum will endeavor to ensure that support obligations are properly and fairly met. He also provides aggressive counsel for parents involved in custody and visitation disputes, and in situations where a child abduction has taken place.
- Domestic violence and sexual assault — In Texas, committing an assault against a household member entails steep fines and possible jail time. If you have been victimized, you need the assurance that you will not be subject to further harm. If you stand accused of violence or sexual assault, it is imperative to find a lawyer who will work to defend your rights. Mr. Cossum provides spirited counsel in domestic violence matters and will fight in court to protect your interests.
Family disputes are overwhelming. Mr. Cossum serves as an objective, experienced third party, who will help guide you toward your desired outcomes.
Begin Protecting Your Interests Today
To learn more about how John S. Cossum can help you, schedule a free consultation through his online form. You can also call his offices at 281-973-4747.