Frequently Asked Questions
At least one spouse must have been a resident of Texas for six months prior to filing for divorce.
There is a 60-day waiting period after filing for divorce before it can be finalized.
Texas is a “no-fault” divorce state, which means that neither spouse has to prove that the other did something wrong to cause the divorce. The only ground for divorce is “insupportability,” which means that the marriage has become insupportable due to discord or conflict of personalities that destroys the legitimate ends of the marital relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.
Texas is a community property state, which means that all property acquired during the marriage is presumed to be community property and subject to division in a divorce. However, there are exceptions for property acquired by gift, inheritance, or personal injury settlement.
The best interests of the child are the primary consideration in determining child custody. Texas law encourages both parents to have frequent and continuing contact with their children
Bryan Fagan, a native of Atascocita, Texas, is a dedicated family law attorney inspired by John Grisham’s “The Pelican Brief.” He is the first lawyer in his family, which includes two adopted brothers. Bryan’s commitment to family is personal and professional; he cared for his grandmother with Alzheimer’s while completing his degree and attended the South Texas College of Law at night.
Married with three children, Bryan’s personal experiences enrich his understanding of family dynamics, which is central to his legal practice. He specializes in family law, offering innovative and efficient legal services. A certified member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, Bryan is part of an elite group of legal professionals committed to ongoing education and high-level expertise.
His legal practice covers divorce, custody disputes, property disputes, adoption, paternity, and mediation. Bryan is also experienced in drafting marital property agreements. He leads a team dedicated to complex family law cases and protecting families from false CPS allegations.
Based in Houston, Bryan is active in the Houston Family Law Sector of the Houston Bar Association and various family law groups in Texas. His deep understanding of family values and his professional dedication make him a compassionate advocate for families navigating Texas family law.