Practice Areas

Family Law

If you are separated or will soon separate from your child’s other parent, then it is important to consult with a qualified Texas family law attorney. An attorney can help guide you through the process from the filing of a Suit Affecting the Parent… Read More

Modification of Child Custody & Child Support Orders

If you previously filed a Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship and the court entered a Final Order, then you may be able to modify those Final Orders if: The child’s circumstances have substantially and materially changed since the Final Or… Read More

Enforcement of Child Custody Orders

A parent or conservator may enforce his or her right to possession of or access to the child through Texas enforcement proceedings. Enforcement is generally referred to as “contempt” or “contempt of court.” If the parent or co… Read More

Other Remedies for Deprivation of Child Possession

Chapter 25 of the Texas Penal Code provides criminal sanctions against a person who takes or retains a child less than 18 years of age when that person knows that the taking or retaining of the child violates the express terms of a Final Order or Tem… Read More

Enforcement of Child Support Orders

If You are Owed Child Support

Paying court-ordered child support is a very serious matter in Texas. If a court has ordered the other parent to pay child support to you and the other parent is not paying, then the law provides you and your attorney with powerful tools for receivin… Read More

Defending Against a Motion to Enforce Child Support

If you have been served with a Motion or Petition to Enforce a Child Support Order by Contempt in Texas, then you are likely aware of the serious consequences you are facing. You may be ordered to be confined to jail for up to six months for each all… Read More

Protective Orders

Getting a Texas Protective Order

Texas law provides a mechanism to protect those who have been victims of family violence or dating violence. You may be eligible for a protective order if a family member, a current or former member of your household, or a current or former dating pa… Read More

If You Have Been Served with a Protective Order

A finding of family or dating violence can stigmatize you, affect your parental rights, and impair your right to possess firearms. If you have been served with a protective order, then call the Dallas Law Office of Pete Rowe today to speak with an at… Read More

Grandparents' Rights

Legal Assistance for Grandparents

When people discuss grandparents’ rights, they are usually referring to a situation in which grandparents on one side of the family or the other are being denied access to visit their grandchildren. In addition to a grandparent’s ability to visit… Read More

Legal Assistance for Parents

If you are a Texas parent who has been sued or threatened with suit by grandparent seeking to assert themselves into your child’s life over your objection, then contact the Dallas Law Office of Pete Rowe. You may have the right to continue to asser… Read More

LGBT Legal Issues

Prior to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, same-sex marriage was not recognized in Texas and same-sex couples who were married out-of-state could not get divorced — no matter how difficult the relationship had become. To put it… Read More

Misdemeanor Defense & Expunction

The Law Office of Pete Rowe offers aggressive legal services for those in the Dallas area who are accused of theft crimes and other misdemeanors. Attorney Pete Rowe also assists with expunction and non-disclosure of criminal arrest records and helps… Read More

DWI Defense

A conviction for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs carries very serious consequences in Texas, even if it is only your first conviction. A first DWI conviction is a Class B Misdemeanor, which is… Read More


In the State of Texas, any theft of property valued under $2,500.00 is a misdemeanor. Classes of theft misdemeanors are categorized in the State of Texas as follows: Class C Misdemeanor—theft of property valued under $100.00 Class B Misdemeanor—t… Read More

Expunction & Non-Disclosure of Arrest Records

If you have been arrested for a crime and never received a final conviction, then you may be eligible to have your arrest expunged from your record or you may eligible to receive a court order preventing the disclosure of your arrest to third-parties… Read More

Civil Litigation

The Law Office of Pete Rowe is pleased to have received praise from clients for the firm’s handling of business disputes, vehicle accidents and other personal injury matters, collection of trade debts, and enforcement of court judgments from ot… Read More

Business Litigation & Collection of Trade Debts

If you or your business have supplied goods or services to your customer on account and your customer has not paid you according to your agreed upon terms, then Texas law provides you with some powerful collection tools. These tools help you or your… Read More

Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

If you have obtained a judgment against a Texas resident or a business with assets in Texas, then you can seek to enforce your judgment in Texas under a procedure known as domestication. A foreign judgment is any judgment obtained in a court outside… Read More

Family-Based Immigration

Pete Rowe has navigated our nation’s immigration system to keep his own family together. Let him help your family also. Read More