Are You Filing for Divorce in Texas?
The process of ending a marriage can be extremely complicated, as well as emotionally draining. The divorce process requires spouses to make some difficult decisions, such as how they will separate their assets or which parent their children will live with. The decisions that are made at this point in your life will have a major impact on you and your loved ones later on, so it is important that you proceed with the right amount of caution. If you and your spouse cannot agree on certain matters, you could end up facing an intense legal battle.
In order to best prepare yourself for whatever comes your way during this process, it is vital that you have a qualified divorce attorney by your side. At O'Neil & Attorneys, we have highly knowledgeable Dallas divorce lawyers, including lawyers who are board-certified
family law specialists. When you work with our law firm, you can trust that we will be working hard to protect your best interests!
Texas Divorce Requirements
In the state of Texas, you have the option of filing on grounds of either "fault" or "no fault." This means that you can either prove that one of the state's fault-based grounds for divorce is true, or you can get a divorce based on irreconcilable differences.
According to Texas Family Code §6.001-6.008, the grounds for divorce in Texas include:
- Insupportability (irreconcilable differences)
- Conviction of felony
- Living apart (for at least three years)
- Confinement of the other spouse in a mental hospital (for at least three years)
Before a divorce can be filed in Texas, at least one of the spouses must have been living within the state for at least six months. Furthermore, at least one of the spouses must have lived in the county where the divorce is being filed for 90 days or longer. The divorce finalization process goes much more quickly if both parties are able to agree on their divorce terms. If they are not able to agree, the spouses will have to handle the matter through litigation, which can extend the length of time the divorce takes.
Representation for All Types of Divorce in Dallas
At O'Neil & Attorneys, we are able to handle all types of divorces. We can help individuals who are dealing with contested divorces (in which the parties cannot agree on the divorce terms) and uncontested divorces (in which they are able to reach agreements outside of court). We have experience handling high net-worth divorces and
business owner divorces, in which the process of asset and debt division can be particularly challenging. In addition to asset and debt division, some of the many issues that people have to work through during the divorce process include
alimony/spousal support, child support,
child custody and
Make sure you have a skilled attorney advocating on your behalf once you decide to end your marriage. Contact O'Neil & Attorneys for competent legal representation. Call us at (972) 852-8000!