Travis County Divorce Lawyer
Helping Travis County Residents Through the Divorce Process
When life takes an unexpected turn, and you find yourself facing the challenging and emotional process of divorce in Travis County, having a skilled and knowledgeable legal team by your side is essential. Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, is your trusted partner in navigating the complex terrain of divorce law in the Lone Star State.
Our experienced attorneys understand that divorce can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life, and we are committed to providing compassionate and personalized representation to help our clients navigate this challenging process. We recognize the unique circumstances of each case, and we tailor our legal strategies to meet your specific needs and goals.
Texas Divorce Laws
To file for divorce in Travis County or any other Texas county, at least one spouse must have lived in Texas for the preceding six months and in Travis County for the preceding 90 days. The most common ground for divorce is "insupportability," which means that the marriage has become insupportable due to discord or conflict of personalities that prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.
Here are the following issues involved in a Texas divorce:
- Property Division: Texas follows a community property system, which means that most property acquired during the marriage is considered community property and is subject to division in a divorce. The court's goal is to divide community property in a manner that it deems "just and right." This doesn't necessarily mean a 50-50 split; instead, it considers various factors, such as each spouse's earning capacity, needs, and contributions to the marriage.
- Child Custody: Child custody, known as conservatorship in Texas, is determined based on the best interests of the child. Texas encourages joint managing conservatorship, which typically involves both parents sharing decision-making responsibilities.
- Child Support: Child support is calculated using statutory guidelines that consider the non-custodial parent's income, the number of children, and other factors. Parents are also required to provide health insurance for their children if it is reasonably available at a reasonable cost.
- Spousal Support (Alimony): Texas law allows for spousal maintenance (alimony) in certain circumstances. Factors considered include the duration of the marriage, the receiving spouse's ability to support themselves, and whether family violence occurred.
In Travis County and many other Texas counties, mediation is often required in divorce cases involving child custody and visitation disputes before a trial can be scheduled. This process encourages the parties to reach mutually agreeable solutions.
However, if the parties cannot resolve their issues through mediation, then a court hearing will be scheduled to have a judge decide on any disputed matters.
Texas has a mandatory waiting period before a divorce can be finalized. Typically, there is a 60-day waiting period after filing the divorce petition, although it can be longer if there are issues to resolve.
Whether you are going through a contested or uncontested divorce, having an experienced divorce lawyer on your side can ensure your rights and best interests are protected in each step of the process.
How We Can Help
Our Travis County divorce attorney is dedicated to helping clients in Pflugerville and surrounding areas with their divorce cases. We understand the unique challenges that come with divorcing in a smaller community, and we are here to help you every step of the way.
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