Although no one ever plans on ending a marriage, sometimes divorce is unavoidable. We can make sure your assets are protected and help you sever ties respectfully. If you are ready to move forward, please contact us.
- We know divorces are sensitive cases. You will work directly with one of our attorneys in total consistency and confidentiality.
- First, we will schedule a 30-minute intake session. At that meeting, we’ll gather your information, look over any possible issues, agree to a contract of services, and complete the petition for divorce. We will then file the petition with the county courthouse on your behalf.
- There is a required 60-day waiting period after the petition is filed.
- If there are no children and no shared assets in dispute, the divorce is considered “uncontested” and usually has a simple outcome. Uncontested divorces are not only quicker, they are less expensive.
- If the divorce is contested, ie, there are custody and asset issues to be decided, we will use this time to explore all of the possibilities for the future. There may be additional hearings and a mediation process as you and your spouse come to agreement.
- We will appear in front of the judge with you, and if there is agreement, the judge will sign the order.
- Divorces can take as little as two months, or more than a year if the parties have difficulty agreeing.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A DIVORCE IN TEXAS? The case must be on file at least 60 days before it can be finalized. Timing can vary based on complexity of the case.
WHAT ARE THE GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE? Texas’ default grounds for divorce is ‘insupportability of the marriage’ and this can be for any reason or no reason.
WILL I GET CHILD SUPPORT IN THE DIVORCE? If you are the primary custodial parent, usually you are entitled to child support from the other parent – but this is not always guaranteed.
CAN I CHANGE MY LAST NAME IN A DIVORCE? Yes. The Petition and Final Decree includes a function to change one’s name back to a maiden name. However, changing the name of any children requires additional legal filings.
HOW MUCH CHILD SUPPORT WILL I RECEIVE? -OR – HOW MUCH CHILD SUPPORT WILL I HAVE TO PAY? The amount of child support received/paid depends on several factors – primarily, the income of each parents, the number of children in the marriage, and who the primary custodial parent is.
CAN I GET SPOUSAL SUPPORT? Spousal support is only available in limited circumstances. By statute, a couple must have been married for at least 10 years and the spouse requesting support must be able to show he/she is unable to be gainfully employed due to disability. Even in such instances, the amount and duration of support is limited. However, parties can agree on support without the intervention of the Court.