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Divorce – Harris County

Harris County Divorce Attorney

Experienced Divorce Lawyers Serving Harris County, TX

Need legal assistance in Harris County for a divorce? Whether you’re just starting the divorce process or filling out preliminary papers, consider reaching out to the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC. Our experienced Harris County divorce attorneys focus on making the divorce process as smooth and painless as possible. With 99% of the firm’s practice dedicated to family law, our team stays focused on their area of expertise, devising effective solutions and maintaining comprehensive knowledge of Texas family law.

Every divorce case is unique, and what works for one client might not suit another. While some clients find success with amicable, swift divorces through mediation, others face contested divorces requiring court intervention. Whether your case involves mediation, negotiation, or litigation, our skilled Harris County divorce attorneys are equipped to support you from start to finish.

Why Choose the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC:

  • Aggressive and compassionate advocacy
  • Experienced representation
  • Effective solutions in and out of court
  • Individualized and customized counsel
  • One-on-one attention with your attorney
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Contact an experienced Harris County divorce attorney at (281) 810-9760 or online for a consultation!

Grounds for Divorce in Texas

Texas recognizes several grounds for divorce, including both no-fault and fault-based reasons.

A no-fault divorce in Texas is typically filed under “insupportability”, indicating irreconcilable conflicts.

Fault-based grounds in Texas include:

  • Separation without cohabitation for three years or more
  • Mental hospital confinement for three or more years with an unlikely recovery
  • Cruel treatment
  • Intentional desertion for one year or more
  • Convicted of a felony
  • Proven adultery

Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce in Texas

In contested divorces, spouses disagree on key issues like property division, spousal support, child support or child custody, requiring court involvement. The Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC can represent your interests in court, ensuring your best interests are effectively communicated.

The attorneys at the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC can help advocate for you in the courts in hopes of communicating your best interests in a favorable way. If your divorce requires going to court, our experienced Houston divorce attorney is prepared to aggressively and compassionately represent you.

In uncontested divorce, spouses make decisions jointly, sometimes with a mediator’s help. The firm’s attorneys assist clients in peacefully determining divorce terms, providing clarity on post-divorce life. The firm also offers post-divorce services like modifying an existing divorce decree.

Texas Divorce FAQs

Does Texas offer legal separation?

Texas family law courts do not have a process for legal separation. If a couple would like to legally separate without officially ending their marriage, they can create their own separation agreement. This would function as a contract and be enforced as such. The family law courts would not enforce the contract.

Is there a waiting period for divorce in Texas?

While the length of a divorce can vary widely depending on its complexity, there is a minimum waiting period of 60 days after the divorce petition is filed before any decree can be made.

Is there a residency requirement to file for divorce in Texas?

Yes, in order to meet the residency requirements, at least one of the spouses must be a Texas resident for 6 consecutive months before the couple can file for divorce in the state. Furthermore, the spouse must also be a resident in the county where the divorce is going to be filed for 90 days or more.

Experienced Harris County Divorce Attorney Ready to Assist

For dedicated advocacy in and out of court, turn to the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC. Our team is committed to achieving satisfactory results for every client, using all available resources to secure your desired outcome.

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