Gillespie County Divorce Lawyer
Ready to Protect Your Rights & Best Interests Throughout the Divorce Process
Divorce can be a difficult and stressful time in anyone's life, and having a knowledgeable and experienced divorce attorney by your side can make all the difference. At Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, we understand the emotional and financial strain that a divorce can cause, and we are here to provide you with the guidance and support you need during this challenging time.
Our team of skilled divorce attorneys has years of experience helping clients navigate the divorce process. We are committed to providing personalized attention and tailored solutions to each of our clients, ensuring that their unique needs and goals are met.
Divorce Laws in Texas
To file for divorce in Texas, at least one spouse must have been a resident of the state for the preceding six months and a resident of the county where the divorce is filed for the preceding 90 days.
You can file for a no-fault divorce based on the grounds of "insupportability," which means that the marriage has become insupportable due to discord or conflict that cannot be resolved. No-fault divorces don't require proving that one spouse is at fault for the marriage breakdown.
The following are the common issues involved in a Texas divorce:
- Property Division: Texas is a community property state, which means that most property acquired during the marriage is considered community property and is subject to equitable division upon divorce. Property acquired before the marriage or through gift or inheritance is generally considered separate property and not subject to division.
- Spousal Support (Alimony): Texas courts may award spousal support (alimony) if it's necessary and equitable. The court considers factors such as the length of the marriage, the financial resources of both spouses, and the ability of the spouse seeking support to meet their minimum reasonable needs.
- Child Custody and Support: In child custody matters, Texas courts focus on the best interests of the child. Joint custody arrangements are encouraged when it's in the child's best interest. Child support is typically determined based on statutory guidelines that take into account the income of both parents and the needs of the child.
Texas has a mandatory waiting period of 60 days from the date the divorce petition is filed before a divorce can be finalized. This waiting period is designed to give couples time to reconcile if they choose to do so.
Mediation is required before a divorce case can go to trial. Mediation is a process where a neutral third party helps the spouses reach an agreement on issues like property division, child custody, and support.
However, if a couple cannot resolve their differences through mediation, then the divorce will be decided by a judge in a family court.
Why Choose Us?
At Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, we understand that every divorce is different, and we take the time to listen to our clients' concerns and needs. Our team will work closely with you to develop a strategy that is designed to meet your specific goals and objectives.
Our firm is committed to providing our clients with the highest level of legal representation and support throughout the divorce process. We have the knowledge and experience needed to handle even the most complex divorce cases, including those involving high-net-worth individuals, complex property division, child custody and support, and more.
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