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Mohammadali A. Shahmohammadi

Mohammadali A. Shahmohammadi

Law Office of Bryan Fagan
  • Family Law, Estate Planning, Personal Injury ...
  • Texas
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Biography

Ali Shah's practice includes representation of clients at all stages of the legal separation or divorce process, including pre-divorce planning, informal and formal settlement negotiations, court-ordered mediation, divorce litigation in court, and post-divorce enforcement. In addition, he has helped many clients overcome the challenging legal issues related to property distribution, financial support, and parental rights.

Ali received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Houston. During that time he was engaged in research and clinical workshops while finishing the work on his undergrad degree. He received his Juris Doctorate from Texas Southern University in 2019, where he helped indigent clients at the campus Family Law Clinic. He remains actively involved in his community through pro bono work and is deeply dedicated to providing legal services to the less fortunate. Ali is also actively involved in family law cases generated by Child Protective Services (CPS).

Ali understands the primary barrier to effective counseling is a lack of understanding about the overall process, which can lead to a lack of trust. He takes proactive measures to be sure that all of his clients understand exactly what’s happening in language and terms they can understand. Ali’s legal experience and unquestionable ethics led him to receive Lead Counsel Verification in Family Law in 2020 from Thomson Reuters. He was named Top 10 Under 40 by the National Association of Family Law Attorneys (NFLA).

Practice Areas
Family Law

Divorce

Temporary Orders

Enforcement

Modifications

Estate Planning

Asset Protection & Business Planning

Bar Admissions
State of Texas

Education
Texas Southern University, Juris Doctorate, 2019

University of Houston, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Awards & Recognition
National Association of Family Law Attorneys - Top 10 Under

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24104343
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Farsi: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Office of Bryan Fagan
Current
Ali Shah devotes his practice to clients in need of legal services related to divorce and other family law matters. His practice includes representation of clients at all stages of the legal separation or divorce process, including pre-divorce planning, informal and formal settlement negotiations, court-ordered mediation, divorce litigation in court, and post-divorce enforcement. In addition, he has helped many clients overcome the challenging legal issues related to property distribution, financial support, and parental rights.
Education
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
J.D.
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University of Houston - Downtown
B.S. | Bachelor of Science in Psychology
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Awards
Top 10 Under 40
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
Lead Counsel Verification in Family Law in 2020
Thomson Reuters
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 24104343
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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If a parent cannot keep paying child support due to financial pressures caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, they should not simply stop paying and assume that payments will be waived. Failing to pay child support can lead to severe repercussions. A judge can find a parent in contempt of court based on missed payments. A parent may face sanctions such as the loss of a driver’s license, passport restrictions, and even jail time in extreme cases. Child support debt cannot be discharged in a Chapter 7 Child Sup­port and COVID-19

If a parent cannot keep paying child support due to financial pressures caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, they should not simply stop paying and assume that payments will be waived. Failing to pay child support can lead to severe repercussions. A judge can find a parent in contempt of court based on missed payments. A parent may face sanctions such as the loss of a driver’s license, passport restrictions, and even jail time in extreme cases. Child support debt cannot be discharged in a Chapter 7

The Texas Supreme Court has issued several emergency orders saying that for determining a person’s right to possession of and access to a child under a court-ordered possession schedule, the existing trial court order controls in all instances. Coronavirus and Child Visitation

The Texas Supreme Court has issued several emergency orders saying that for determining a person’s right to possession of and access to a child under a court-ordered possession schedule, the existing trial court order controls in all instances.

The average cost of a divorce in Texas is $15,600 if there are no kids involved and $23,500 if there are kids involved. That makes the state the fifth highest in the country for divorce cost, according to USA Today. Cost of Divorce in Texas

The average cost of a divorce in Texas is $15,600 if there are no kids involved and $23,500 if there are kids involved. That makes the state the fifth highest in the country for divorce cost, according to USA Today.

Child Protective Services (CPS) protects children from abuse and neglect through investigations, family support services, foster care, and adoption. ... Statewide Intake takes reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation through its 24-hour Texas Abuse Hotline (1-800-252-5400) and through the Texas Abuse Hotline website. CPS and Family Law

Child Protective Services (CPS) protects children from abuse and neglect through investigations, family support services, foster care, and adoption. ... Statewide Intake takes reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation through its 24-hour Texas Abuse Hotline (1-800-252-5400) and through the Texas Abuse Hotline website.

A default judgment in a Texas divorce is when the person who was served with the divorce petition fails to file a written answer as they were directed to in the notice within the required time. This failure to respond allows the person who filed for divorce to seek a default judgment from the court. Default judgment in a Texas divorce

A default judgment in a Texas divorce is when the person who was served with the divorce petition fails to file a written answer as they were directed to in the notice within the required time. This failure to respond allows the person who filed for divorce to seek a default judgment from the court.

Texas grants divorces based on the following fault grounds: adultery, cruelty, felony conviction and abandonment. Adultery means one spouse has committed adultery. Cruelty means that one spouse treated the other in such a way that the marriage and living together was insupportable. Fault Divorce in Texas

Texas grants divorces based on the following fault grounds: adultery, cruelty, felony conviction and abandonment. Adultery means one spouse has committed adultery. Cruelty means that one spouse treated the other in such a way that the marriage and living together was insupportable.

Texas does provide a legal right for grandparents to see their grandchildren in certain situations, but most of the time, it involves a previously established relationship with a child or a particular circumstance with the parent, for example, if they are incarcerated or deceased. Grandparents’ Rights in Texas: It Ain’t Much, But It’s Something

Texas does provide a legal right for grandparents to see their grandchildren in certain situations, but most of the time, it involves a previously established relationship with a child or a particular circumstance with the parent, for example, if they are incarcerated or deceased.

A break in the trust of your marriage means a longer divorce in many cases Most divorces in Texas do not specify adultery as a the cause or “fault grounds” of the divorce. Most divorces end up being a run of the mill divorce based on irreconcilable differences. This just means that you and your spouse could not get along and despite efforts to reunify, a divorce is necessary as there is no hope of reconciliation. How Can Adultery Affect A Divorce Case?

A break in the trust of your marriage means a longer divorce in many cases Most divorces in Texas do not specify adultery as a the cause or “fault grounds” of the divorce. Most divorces end up being a run of the mill divorce based on irreconcilable differences. This just means that you and your spouse could not get along and despite efforts to reunify, a divorce is necessary as there is no hope of reconciliation.

Mediation is a structured, interactive process where an impartial third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to actively participate in the process. Mediation

Mediation is a structured, interactive process where an impartial third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to actively participate in the process.

Due to COVID-19, ADR (most often mediation) is the only immediate option available for many. Some family courts are conducting hearings remotely via Zoom, but for the most part they are not able to address non-emergent disputes. As of now, judges are not compelling mediations via Zoom, so attorneys and/or clients have to agree to participate. Users are reporting great results from Zoom mediations, but there are pros and cons to consider. Mediation in Family Law Cases During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, ADR (most often mediation) is the only immediate option available for many. Some family courts are conducting hearings remotely via Zoom, but for the most part they are not able to address non-emergent disputes. As of now, judges are not compelling mediations via Zoom, so attorneys and/or clients have to agree to participate. Users are reporting great results from Zoom mediations, but there are pros and cons to consider.

Texas Filing Requirements: In order to file for a divorce in Texas, residency requirements must be met for the court to accept the case. If the court discovers it does not have jurisdictional rights to hear the case it will not be accepted or it will eventually be dismissed. Residency Requirements for a Texas Divorce

Texas Filing Requirements: In order to file for a divorce in Texas, residency requirements must be met for the court to accept the case. If the court discovers it does not have jurisdictional rights to hear the case it will not be accepted or it will eventually be dismissed.

Under Texas law, all of the property and earnings of both spouses acquired during the marriage is considered to be community property (property owned together by the spouses). It makes no difference whose income paid for it or whose name is on the title, contract, account or note, as long as it was purchased between the date of marriage and the date of the divorce and was not a gift, inheritance, or personal injury settlement. What is community property?

Under Texas law, all of the property and earnings of both spouses acquired during the marriage is considered to be community property (property owned together by the spouses). It makes no difference whose income paid for it or whose name is on the title, contract, account or note, as long as it was purchased between the date of marriage and the date of the divorce and was not a gift, inheritance, or personal injury settlement.

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