Family Law

Family law is the most important part of Sarina’s work at Hager Law. For Sarina, family always comes first, and children matter above everything else in a legal case. Sarina helps her clients work toward what’s best for their children and families. She takes a multifaceted approach that values peace and reconciliation, but she’s also not afraid to go to battle when necessary. As a mom and a child advocate, Sarina takes family law seriously, and she’s deeply committed to meeting children’s needs.

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Practice Areas 

Families are complex, and so is family law. Family law encompasses many areas. Below are just some of the practice areas in which Sarina has experience. 

Adoption and Stepparent Adoption 

Adoption can be a joyful event, but it’s also an acknowledgement of loss. Adoptions can also come with several factors for consideration. There are many different types of adoption, including kinship adoption and stepparent adoption. As a family law attorney, Sarina can help protect the legal rights of birth parents, prospective adoptive parents, and most importantly, the children involved in the process. 


Deciding to get a divorce is a difficult decision, and it comes with a lot of heartbreak and pain. Divorce is tough for everyone involved. 

Some divorce attorneys take a destructive approach, barreling over everything in their path to help their client “win.” This approach can leave families reeling, and it certainly doesn’t help with future communication. Sarina’s method works differently. She helps walk her clients through this difficult period, one step at a time. She looks for peaceful solutions whenever possible, but when peaceful solutions aren’t possible, she takes on a fierce and protective advocacy role. 

Child Custody Agreements 

Children deserve a loving, stable environment where they can grow and thrive. They also deserve to see as much peace as possible in their families, whether or not their parents are together. Child custody agreements, when done well, can help develop a stable and peaceful routine for children after a divorce or breakup. They can also help establish the roles of both parents if those parents were never married. 

When Sarina works on child custody cases, she always puts the child’s best interest above everything else. She’s honest with her clients and fights for solutions that will benefit their children the most. 

Other Family Law Services  

Family law includes a lot of practice areas, from creating new agreements to modifying existing ones. Sarina has represented clients with a wide range of family law concerns. If you have questions about a potential family law situation, you can contact Sarina’s office with your questions. 

Why Choose Sarina Hager for Family Law? 

Choosing a family law attorney is a big decision, and you want to make sure that you make the right choice. Your attorney should provide more than representation; they should provide the advocacy that your family deserves. Sarina Hager provides that advocacy. Here are some of the reasons Sarina’s clients have recommended her to others. 

Children First 

Children are the most important people in any family law matter. From adoption to divorce, children should always come first. As a mother of six children, Sarina advocates for children in everything she does. Child advocacy is her biggest concern, both inside and outside her law practice. Sarina’s history of child advocacy includes PTA experience, foster parenting, and more. 

Face-to-Face Representation 

If you hire an attorney, then you deserve to meet with that attorney personally. Some attorneys let their paralegals handle all of the legwork. They may not even bother to meet their clients face-to-face until their court date. 

If you’re going to be able to trust your attorney, then you need to get to know your attorney. That’s why Sarina does all the legwork herself in family law cases. She meets with her clients face-to-face, taking the time to get to know them and their situations. 

Compassionate Help 

Family law involves a lot of difficult situations. Sarina never glosses over her clients’ pain. As she fights for solutions, she also provides compassionate help. Sarina knows that each of her clients matter, and each of their situations matter. She walks her clients through these tough legal situations and helps them find the most promising solutions. 

Years of Experience 

Sarina has years of experience, both as an attorney and as a family advocate. She’s been licensed to practice law for many years, and she’s spent twelve of those years right here in Tyler, TX. Her legal experience spans a wide range of subjects. 

Contact Sarina Hager for a Consultation 

When it comes to family law, having the right attorney can make all the difference in your legal experience. If you have questions about a family law situation, contact Sarina at Hager Law to ask questions or schedule your consultation. 

What our clients say

We were apprehensive when we learned you would not be handling Ashley’s court appearance last Friday and Cary Christie would be handling the hearing. Our apprehension proved to be unfounded. Cary did an exemplary job. Prior to the hearing, she spent considerable time getting to know Ashley and the details of the case. As to be expected, Ashley was very nervous about appearing in Court and telling her story to the Judge. Cary put her at ease and helped Ashley get through what was a very emotional and very stressful situation for her.
We were well pleased.

-Richard Perryman
*Client's name has been changed for confidentiality.

I do not even know where to begin when it come to!! SHE IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! Her heart and soul is so dedicated to get down to the bottom of any problem that pops up!! She was born to do this career & I would be in total loss if I didn’t find her!!! She pushes me to keep going when I couldn’t find the strength!! She never gave up on me , which made me never give up on my self!! I love here momma pep talks!! They are so inspirational to me!! She really does speak from the heart
I can never thank you enough for all that you have done and all that we still have left to do!! I appreciate you more than words could ever begin to explain!!!!
If you are considering an attorney, with out a doubt chooses Sarina!! I can promise she will not fail you!!!
She’s in it for the long run & won’t stop until she gets the problem fixed.

-Destiney Ealy

I absolutely recommend Sarina Hager! She has been the best to work with, she is amazing at her job and not only do you get a lawyer but you get a friend who cares and checks in.

-Kendale Barker

Sarina has been a BLESSING to my family. She is a wonderful attorney who has handled my case with compassion and fought fiercely to ensure my son’s safety. Sarina truly cares about her clients and what they are going through. She has always thought of what’s best for my son before we take any actions. Her knowledge and experience in family law makes a huge difference, she knows when to compromise and when it’s not an option. Because of her dedication and passion in advocating for children, my son is protected. I can’t express enough how amazing of a person she is. Sarina was there to comfort me and help me be strong in a heartbreaking situation. She has been our saving grace in a very difficult time. I feel confident and ready to take on anything with her in my corner!!

I highly recommend Sarina Hager and Hager Law Firm!!! They have truly made a difference in our lives!!

-Stacey Delana

I feel so blessed to have had Sarina work on my divorce case. She did beyond an amazing job! She took the time to stop and explain every single thing that was thrown at me. I’m forever grateful for her. I will always want her on my side!

-Allikator Cevens

Sarina Hager has been an exemplary attorney and advocate for us and our son when going through custody court. She maintains a professional yet compassionate demeanor and will work long hours to prepare for court. She exceeded our expectations when we were unexpectedly taken back to court for a custody modification suit. A suit in which we ended up going from a 50/50 order and with her help we ended up with primary custody and serving the best interest of our son!

-Mark Davis

I recently went through a divorce and we chose to hire Sarina as our attorney. She actually just represented me but my ex-husband and I had pretty well agreed on everything upfront so Sarina was kind enough to meet with both of us each time. Sarina was so sweet and caring and made the process as painless as possible. Everything was done in a timely manner and she was very detail-oriented, addressing each one of our needs. We really appreciated her kindness, professionalism, and advice. Divorce is so difficult, no matter the circumstance and I’m so glad that I chose Sarina to represent me during this time as it was a perfect fit.

-Kelly Brooks

I hired Sarina very quickly after an unexpected custody modification. I was terrified and worried and Sarina was so understanding. She fit me in to have an appointment and then worked non-stop to help me through a very scary process. She advocated strongly for me and my children. She always had their best interest at heart and always reassured me when I had my moments of fear and doubt. She was responsive and would even email me on weekends or after hours as needed. She is very detail oriented and helped me catch little details in our orders to protect me and my children from future litigation. She advocated for me very well in mediation and helped me to understand the ins and outs of my custody orders so I could continue to protect myself and my children. She was well prepared and kept a case file with her when we were in mediation. I would absolutely recommend others in the situation I was in to contact Sarina. She helped me through a very painful and scary time in my life with compassion and understanding and she fought for me and my children with dignity.


If you want a smart, kind, driven, and wise attorney then search no further. Sarina Hagar was a huge blessing for our family. Her faith in the Lord was evident in how she treated us and our son. She handled our case as if it was the only one she had. She made us feel like a priority and was always prepared. She has excellent court decorum and made sure her voice was heard. We were confident that whatever decision she made was not taken lightly and had been prayed over. Our situation was extremely difficult and had lots of challenges. Sarina was there and helped guide us through the hardest season of our lives. We will always be grateful for the role Sarina played in our case. I would highly recommend Sarina.

-Andrew & Heather DeVille