Deciding to end a marriage is never easy. And the process of dividing one family into two is complicated and often painful. But at Buchanan and Meyer Attorneys, we guide you through the process and aggressively defend your rights at every stage.
Texas allows for both “no-fault” divorce and divorce for grounds. Many choose the no-fault path because it is simpler. However, the court may take fault into account when it determines asset division. While Texas is a community property state, the court has the leeway to divide assets in a manner that is “just and right.” So talk with a knowledgeable Denton divorce attorney before moving forward.
The divorce process begins when you or your spouse files a petition for divorce. It proposes terms and may request temporary orders for spousal support and child custody. From that point, the process includes:
Spousal support (alimony and spousal maintenance) is generally only considered for marriages that lasted longer than ten years. It is only provided for three years, unless one spouse is unable to provide for her- or himself. The court considers a number of factors in determining the amount, timing and duration of support, including:
At Buchanan and Meyer Attorneys, we understand how difficult this time may be for you, and we are here to protect your best interests. For a free initial consultation with an experienced Denton divorce lawyer, contact us online or call us at 940-312-6748.