As you have suggested, I would urge you to look into retaining a family law attorney. A competent attorney would be familiar with the local laws and rules, would know the assigned judge and the opposing attorney and would otherwise help ensure the best possible outcome for you and your children.
First, you should begin with your state bar association. The Texas State Bar has a website, it is located at www.texasbar.com..
I do not know your county of residence but your county bar association likely has a similar site that will be more specific to your location.
Additionally, Martindale Hubbell is a national organization that rates attorneys across the country. Their website is located at www.martindale.com.
Another nationwide website is located at www.avvo.com. This site lists attorneys by geographic location and area of practice.
Additionally, there is quite likely a legal aid society in your area. A quick internet search and/or phone book search should locate the society closest to you.
Each of these resources will have a wealth of information as to attorneys in yourarea that handle such cases and that would provide services for free or at a reduced cost. I would suggest you check each site out and you will surely find a great number of attorneys that meet your needs. Pick a few to meet with in person so that you can thoroughly explain your situation and then retain the one that you feel can best represent your interests.
You should also keep in mind that it is possible to get your husband to contribute to your attorneys fees. If the father has a greater income, you might consider filing a motion for fees. If you can demonstrate that you have a need for financial assistance and that the father has the ability to provide that assistance, the judge may very well order him to make a contribution to your attorneys fees.
These can be complicated cases, please let me know if anything requires clarification.
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