Divorces in Texas: What kind of lawyer do I need to hire?

The attorney-client relationship is the key to winning your Texas divorce case
The attorney-client relationship is the key to winning your Texas divorce case

The Texas Divorce Lawyer

When taking a phone call from a potential client, the topic that arises with a great amount of frequency is whether or not a Houston divorce is something that requires an attorney’s assistance. It goes without saying that every divorce is different. The general framework to all divorces is the same. The question is: Divorce in Texas : What kind of lawyer do I need to hire for my Texas divorce?

Our attorneys advise every potential or new client that, for a court to approve and finalize any divorce, the final orders must be addressed:

  1. dissolving the marriage
  2. dividing property/debts
  3. determining custody/possession/access/visitation/support for the child(ren)

The Divorce Process

At first glance this looks like a pretty simple process- and it can be. However, finding an uncontested divorce is quite rare. It’s more frequent that almost from the beginning some aspect of the divorce gets to be a little more complicated. The parties will believe that it would be different.

Making the right choice

A party interested in divorcing their spouse is best represented by a family law attorney. A Texas family law attorney knows how to draft and file the initial documents of a divorce (either a Petition or Answer). Thereby ensuring that your case gets off the ground efficiently. It’s important to note that unless a party requests something in their Petition or Answer, they are not entitled to receive it from a court. Temporary spousal support, a specific kind of conservatorship of the kids or child support are examples of items which the court cannot grant you unless initially requested in your filing document(s).

Another, less talked about, difficulty that parties run into during the divorce is the sheer length of the process. At a minimum (with some exceptions) the divorce process in Texas takes sixty days from the date one party files their Petition. A majority of divorce cases last longer, even if the parties agree on nearly every one of the items listed earlier in this blog post. The lengthy time commitment can produce frustrated parties. An experienced family law attorney in Houston, Texas can help their client keep an even keel throughout the case.

A helping hand in need

Finally, a family law attorney knows the law better than a non-attorney or an attorney that practices in another area. Each area of law has their own specific set of rules and it is best to entrust your case to someone who has seen facts similar to your cases in order to receive prudent advice. They will learn that there are multiple ways to achieve a particular goal. Solutions are what family law attorneys are paid to achieve for their clients.

A Texas Divorce Lawyer

The Family Law attorneys with The Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC are the sort of solution oriented, client focused representatives that can be trusted by you or a loved one through a divorce.


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