Considering Divorce? What To Expect If You File For Divorce In Texas.
If you are considering ending your marriage through divorce, you may have anxiety about what to expect. While you may wish to split amicably, divorce is highly emotionally charged. When things get contentious, it is best to have skilled legal representation to keep an objective perspective and move the process forward.
Located in Fort Worth, the experienced attorneys at The Harris Law Firm can guide you through the divorce process in Texas. At every step of the way, we will protect your rights and help you get answers for your case.
The Divorce Process
The divorce process is multifold, starting with the dissolution of the marriage, the division of property, and setting rules and parenting time guidelines when the couple has a child. To divorce in Texas, either spouse must be a resident for at least six months before filing. The process begins with filing a petition for divorce at the county courthouse where either you or your spouse has lived for at least 90 days. Following the filing, you need to provide legal notice to your spouse, and they have a period in which to respond. If spouses cannot agree to the terms then the divorce must be resolved by a judge.
Preparing For An Impending Divorce
Before initiating a divorce, it can benefit you immensely to meet with a lawyer to map out your goals and a plan of action. Before your initial appointment, gather important financial information, including tax documents, bank and retirement account statements, mortgage documents and property information. Providing comprehensive household financial information at the onset can help your attorney identify potential disputes and solutions for your goals.
Let Us Start Working On Your Solution
Our firm offers divorce mediation services for couples seeking alternative dispute resolution options, but when things need to proceed to court, you can count on us to fight diligently for you.