Houston Divorce Lawyers

Find an Amicable Way to Dissolve Your Marriage

Don’t get stuck with difficult decisions after starting a divorce. Find the best way forward with the compassionate and experienced legal guidance of Hunt Law Firm and our Houston divorce attorneys. We can help petitioner and respondent spouses from the start of a case to its conclusion. Your best interests become our own as we work on your case and look for an amicable solution that everyone can appreciate.

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Helping with All Parts of Divorce

Divorce doesn’t have to be overly complicated, but it isn’t always simple, either. The details of your marriage, family life, and even your career can all factor into how to handle your divorce. When you sit down for a one-on-one session with your Houston divorce attorney from our firm, you can learn all about the nuances of divorce and how to handle them.

We would be happy to help you with the following and more:

  • Child custody: Most parents want to continue to spend time with and make important decisions for their children after divorce. Indeed, the court will expect both parents to contribute to the livelihood of their children, even if the divorce separates the family by cities, counties, or farther. To retain the right to raise and live with your child, we can help you secure the child custody rights that benefit you and your child.
  • Child support: The court will not want to make any decision that hurts your child’s well-being, such as removing them from a financially stable household. Child support is used to make sure that both parents can afford to give their children the happy, healthy life that they deserve. The spouse who spends more time with the child is often the recipient of child support.
  • Spousal support: Divorce can be financially devastating to a spouse who does not make a gainful income. Spousal support orders can be used to make sure that the spouse of lesser income can find financial stability, such as through starting a new job, completing a higher education degree, or so on. The amount and duration of spousal support will vary from case to case.
  • Property division: Texas uses equitable community property rules when deciding how to split property in a divorce. Under this rule, community property will be divided based on what is fair, which doesn’t guarantee that it will be an even 50-50 split. Community property is generally considered property that you or your spouse attained while married.

How to Prepare for Divorce

One of the first things to know about divorce is that preparing for it can help greatly. Hunt Law Firm and our Houston divorce attorneys are here to make sure that you have as much initial knowledge about divorce as you want.

When you are preparing for a divorce, you should:

  • Make private accounts: If you have a joint account with your spouse, then using it while your divorce is pending can cause unexpected problems. To avoid unnecessary conflicts, you should consider opening private accounts for various institutions. For example, you can open a checking account just in your name as long as that doesn’t mix up your community assets. 
  • Update passwords: You should update the passwords that you use for various online accounts and smartphone apps. Even if your spouse doesn’t use those accounts or apps, it is worth changing your password for heightened cybersecurity. In some unfortunate cases, spouses will sneak into accounts to look for anything that they can use to their advantage in the divorce.
  • Collect financial information: Our attorneys will likely need to know about your financial situation to better understand your divorce. For example, it is difficult to argue for a fair amount of spousal support if we don’t know about the income and savings that you and your spouse share. Get copies of financial information for us to review before you get locked out of accounts.
  • Stay off social media: Posting the wrong picture or oversharing about your life while you are divorcing can be a problem, especially if your spouse knows to browse your social media walls. To be safe, you should stay off social media as much as you can until your divorce concludes.

Benefits of Hiring a Divorce Attorney

The processes and nature of divorce can make you feel like you’re on your own. We are here to remind you that you’re not. We are never far away when you need moral support and legal guidance.

Hiring our Houston divorce lawyers helps you enjoy these benefits and more:

  • All our knowledge of Texas divorce laws and courtroom procedures effectively becomes your own when you hire us and let us act on your behalf.
  • You can conclude your divorce sooner than later because we know how to avoid mistakes and errors that otherwise would slow the process down.
  • While we are working on everything, you can relax and focus on other parts of your life, which will reduce the overall stress of the divorce.

Hope for Tomorrow After Divorce – Call Now

Let’s talk about how to handle your divorce and see you through this difficult time. Our Houston divorce lawyers from Hunt Law Firm are standing by. We have made a name for ourselves by being genuine people who listen to our clients while remaining trustworthy legal professionals who are up for any challenge.

Contact us online or call (832) 781-0320 now. Thank you.

Houston Divorce FAQ

Does Texas have grounds for divorce?

In Texas, you can file for divorce for virtually any reason, such as “irreconcilable differences.” You can also cite specific grounds for divorce if you want. Texas recognizes a few official grounds, including adultery, abandonment, abuse, extensive incarceration, and several others. You might want to include a specific ground for divorce if it could influence the case in your favor.

Can I divorce someone I just married?

Texas divorce law requires a 60-day waiting period between the time that you file for divorce and the time the marriage is officially dissolved. The court can issue temporary orders that are effective during the waiting period, so it feels like you are already divorced.

How long do I have to pay alimony?

Alimony and spousal maintenance will have durations that are decided on a case-by-case basis and on how long the marriage lasted. Usually, the duration will end after a few years. However, Texas can approve permanent alimony for marriages that lasted more than a decade and when it is unreasonable to expect one spouse to attain gainful income due to a disability or another issue.
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