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.