Your divorce is a serious event. You need an experienced divorce lawyer so that you don’t have to constantly worry about it. You already have enough on your mind. We take care of the legal matters and make sure that you get everything you are entitled to from the marital estate. Community property, separate property, child support, child custody; these are all complicated issues that need to be resolved with care. We have years of experience handling both simple and complicated divorce cases. Put your divorce in our hands and let us do the worrying.
In a Texas divorce, all property is presumed to be community property. That is, ALL bank accounts, vehicles, retirement accounts, investments, etc. are subject to being divided between the spouses in a divorce. This is true even if the property is held under just one spouse’s name. For example, if you and your spouse buy a house during the marriage, but only one name is on the deed, that house is still considered community property and can be divided in a divorce.
Separate property cannot be divided in a divorce. In order to establish any property as your separate property, you must prove that you either owned the property before getting married or that you obtained the property during the marriage as a gift or inheritance. For example, if you purchased a house before marriage then that house is your separate property and a court cannot award any ownership of that house to your spouse.
Few things mean more to a parent than the well-being of their children. But when parents separate, most likely they will not be able to agree on what is best for their children. This is a common problem. Texas favors a standard possession schedule and joint managing conservatorship of the child or children. Some cases do require one parent to have almost full control of the child. We know the Texas child custody laws and can give you an idea of what the court may order and where you stand regarding your parental rights.
Texas law requires that the parent with whom the child lives receive monetary support from the other parent. In fact, Texas has a guideline support table in place to take most of the negotiating away. Problems arise when the supporting parent does not tell the truth about his or her income or job status. We deal with child support issues on a regular basis. We will fight for your rights to ensure that your children get the full amount of support that they are entitled to under the law.
As mentioned above, Texas law favors a standard possession schedule when parties divorce or separate. What this means is that the law encourages both parents to spend time with their children no matter who the children live with. A parent who is restricting visitation or is flat-out denying you visitation is probably in violation of a court order. If no court order is in place, we can help you obtain a court order to ensure that you don’t miss spending valuable time with your children.