Family Law Attorneys

Killeen Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

Caring lawyers serving families in Harker Heights, Waco, Copperas Cove and across Central Texas

Family law matters can get complicated and sensitive, especially when children are involved. Events like divorce and child custody disputes are life-changing and must be handled with care. The way you approach your divorce can affect your home, your property and how often you see your children. Our lawyers know how important your family is to you, and if you need help with a family law issue, we work for the best possible outcome for your case.

At the Mary Beth Harrell Law Firm, our family law attorneys are dedicated to helping Central Texas families work through divorce, spousal support, child support and other related matters. We provide compassionate representation but aren’t afraid to get tough when necessary. We put in the time and the attention your case deserves, and guide you through the entire process with your and your family’s best interests in mind.

Family law cases we handle

Every family is different. Divorce makes up a big part of the cases that come through our doors, but not every case involves the simple dissolution of a marriage. Many of our clients are concerned about their children and their well-being, wanting only the best for their physical and emotional needs. Others have concerns about the businesses they've created, and how a divorce will affect that business's bottom line. We work to ensure their needs are met – as well as yours, in a fair and equitable way.

Our experienced attorneys deftly handle a wide range of family law cases, including:


Ending a marriage can be a complex and emotional process. We can guide you through the details and issues, advocating for your best interests.
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Child Support

Parents have a duty to support their children. We can help determine how much you may be owed or owe and negotiate for your child’s needs.
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Child Custody and Relocation

We have experience in all types of child custody issues and disputes. We’ll help meet your parenting goals and your child’s best interests.
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Collaborative Divorce

Not every divorce needs to be litigated. We can help you negotiate a better resolution, saving you time, money, and a lot of stress.

Modifying an order

Over time, family needs may change. A parent may want to move out of state or need more support. These cases might justify a modification of custody or support order.
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Enforcing an order

If one parent is consistently violating an order, like refusal to pay support or provide visitation, we can help you enforce your order through the court.
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Asset division

Dividing marital property can get contentious. We can help make the process easier, equitable and fair, even with the most complex division of assets.
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Child Protective Services investigations

CPS investigation can negatively impact and affect you and your family for a lifetime. We protect your rights and work to ensure your family stays together.
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Domestic violence and protective orders

We take domestic violence seriously. Whether you need to obtain or defend against a protective order, your safety is our priority.
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Special considerations for servicemembers going through a divorce

We offer family law for families and spouses serving in Fort Hood and other Texas military installations. We understand your special circumstances, and can help advocate for you. Our attorneys can also talk to you about your rights under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act.

From our decades of experience working with people just like you, we know what’s important. We have husbands, wives and children, too. We know the meaning of family. We’re dedicated to providing honest, smart and tough representation for all types of divorce and family law matters. And, our attorneys are here to answer all of your questions.

We help make sense of Texas family law

Every state has its own set of complicated laws that decide how things like child custody and spousal maintenance are decided in court, and they’re not easy to understand. Our attorneys can help explain the details and nuances of these laws, and what’s most beneficial for your and your children’s future needs. We can sit down with you and discuss your goals for the optimal outcome for your case. Then, we’ll get working toward a positive resolution for this difficult time in your life.

Dealing with any kind of family law issue can be stressful and emotional. You don’t just need an experienced legal advocate on your side – you need someone compassionate and smart who truly understands what you’re going through. We’ve helped hundreds of clients with various family law issues over the years, and we want you to know that you’re not alone. Let the Mary Beth Harrell Law Firm relieve some of your anxieties and help you feel more prepared, informed and confident as you move through this chapter and onto the next.


How our family law attorneys can help

Working with an attorney with experience in family law can protect your interests, even in what seems like the most basic or non-contentious divorce. Our Killeen law firm offers advocacy and advantages including:

  • Objective guidance. We step back from emotional issues and provide you clear-cut choices and alternatives. We won’t let you accept bad deals or make emotional decisions under stress. We’re here to advocate for you and your children’s best interests only.
  • Tested courtroom experience. Our attorneys have spent considerable time in the courtroom and know how to fight for what’s right. We know the tactics opposing counsel will attempt, and we’ll be ready.
  • Access to expert resources. During complicated or difficult divorces or custody disputes, you may need the testimony of professionals to strengthen your case. We have a wide network of financial, medical, and psychological experts to add authority when necessary.
  • Locally known. Mary Beth Harrell has been a Texas resident for years and has a great reputation among her peers and locals alike. She’s familiar with the local court systems and has the inside knowledge to advocate best for you and your family.

Get in touch with us today and find out how we can help you with your family law or divorce matters.

Compassionate and discreet Killeen family law attorneys

If you’re dealing with a family law issue or divorce, or anticipate one in the near future, it’s time to get prepared. Let us help with the proper paperwork, negotiating custody and support, and dividing your assets fairly. At the Mary Beth Harrell Law Firm, we protect your rights to the things you hold dear. Contact us today at 254-680-4655 or by filling out our contact form. We have offices in Killeen, Copperas Cove and Waco.