Hays County Divorce Lawyer
Let Our Firm Help You Through Your Divorce
Divorce can be a difficult and emotional experience, but with the help of a skilled divorce attorney, it doesn't have to be. Cofer & Connelly, PLLC is a family law firm serving Hays County and the surrounding areas, including Pflugerville, Round Rock, Georgetown, and Llano County.
Our team of experienced divorce lawyers understands the complexities of divorce and can guide you through the process with compassion and expertise. We are dedicated to protecting your best interests and achieving the best possible outcome for your case.
Texas Divorce Laws
To file for divorce in Texas, either you or your spouse must meet the residency requirement. At least one of you must have been a resident of Texas for at least six months and a resident of the county where you plan to file for divorce for the preceding 90 days.
The most common ground for divorce in Texas is "insupportability." This means that the marriage has become insupportable due to discord or conflict that cannot be resolved, and there is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation.
If both spouses agree on all aspects of the divorce, they can file for a no-fault divorce based on an agreement. This can streamline the process and make it less contentious.
Here are the common issues involved in a Texas divorce:
- Property Division: Texas follows the community property system, which means that most property acquired during the marriage is considered community property and is subject to equal division in a divorce. However, certain assets, like inheritances or gifts received by one spouse, may be considered separate property and not subject to division. Texas courts aim for a "just and right" division of community property, which may not always mean a 50/50 split. Factors considered include the financial circumstances of each spouse, their earning potential, and the nature of the property involved.
- Alimony (Spousal Support): Spousal support, or alimony, is not guaranteed in Texas divorces. Courts may order alimony if one spouse lacks sufficient property to meet their minimum reasonable needs and meets specific criteria. The court will consider factors like the duration of the marriage, the recipient spouse's ability to provide for their needs, and the paying spouse's ability to pay.
- Child Custody: Texas courts prioritize the best interests of the child when determining custody arrangements. Joint custody (joint managing conservatorship) is often favored, but sole custody may be awarded in certain circumstances. Parenting plans, including visitation schedules and decision-making authority, are typically part of the custody order.
- Child Support: Child support in Texas is determined based on guidelines that consider the paying parent's income and the number of children requiring support. The court may also consider additional factors, such as the child's medical needs and educational expenses.
Texas has a waiting period of 60 days after filing before a divorce can be finalized. This waiting period is designed to allow couples to reconsider their decision and potentially seek reconciliation.
Why Choose Our Firm?
We understand that every divorce is unique, which is why we work closely with our clients to develop a customized strategy for their cases. Our team of legal professionals will keep you informed throughout the process and provide guidance every step of the way.
If you're looking for a divorce attorney near me or a divorce lawyer in Hays County, look no further than Cofer & Connelly, PLLC. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of legal representation and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve your goals.
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