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Family Law

We’re your Lubbock, West Texas and New Mexico Family Law Attorneys.

At Carter & Rader, we recognize that divorce is an immensely difficult and emotional experience. Research shows that divorce is one of the most stressful life events, second only to the death of a spouse. Most people going through a divorce grapple with worry and uncertainty about what will happen next. When children and property are involved, the stakes of divorce become especially high.

If you need an understanding family law lawyer, you’re in the right place. At Carter & Rader, we approach our clients with empathy and kindness. We stay mindful of the fact that you’re dealing with a sensitive situation, and we always maintain professionalism. As experienced attorneys who deeply understand family law, you can trust us to aggressively protect your interests. At the same time, our goal is to help you return to a state of normalcy as soon as possible.

Unlike some other law firms, we don’t try to capitalize on clients’ vulnerable emotional states by unnecessarily drawing out the divorce process. Instead, we keep your interests at the forefront from start to finish. We work to make your divorce proceed as quickly and easily as we possibly can without sacrificing your needs.

We take on cases in West Texas and New Mexico, the locations in which we have the most experience. Not all courts approach family law cases the same way. In our years of family law, we’ve learned that from Lubbock to Muleshoe to Floydada, cases are handled differently. For this reason, it’s important that you choose an attorney who’s knowledgeable about the local legal landscape and has had success in your specific court system.

We cover all aspects of family law.

We can represent you in all areas of family law, including child support, custody, visitation, marital property division, debt division, and more.

Child Support Payments

Both parents are responsible for providing for all of their children’s needs. We help you determine a fair child support agreement that takes the parents’ situations into consideration while putting the children’s needs first.


Child custody is often the most volatile topic faced during a divorce. We share the expertise we’ve gained through years of practicing family law and seeing which custody arrangements have worked well in different situations.


Most child custody arrangements involve a visitation schedule. We help you create the visitation schedule that works best for your situation while taking into consideration what’s considered standard in your state.

Marital Property Division

At the end of a marriage, assets acquired during the marriage, such as property, must be divided. We consider your wealth and needs to create a fair and equitable division of assets. In addition to property, we can help you fairly divide more complex assets, such as retirement funds, stocks, and businesses.

Debt Division

Like assets, debt acquired during a marriage must also be divided at the time of divorce. We help you divide debts equitably given the situation, so no one person is taking on an unfair amount of debt.

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