Going through a divorce can be very emotional and stressful and you need an advocate on your side to help you make good decisions. When you are overwhelmed, the ability to make good decisions can often be distorted, and we are here to help you think clearly and rationally when important decisions may affect the rest of your life. We have been very effective at keeping delays at bay, minimalizing fees, and increasing your chance at a successful divorce.

We will meet with you to discuss your goals, priorities, and expectations so we can give you a general idea about the most suitable legal method for your situation, estimated time and fees to resolve your divorce. Once we are retained, we will immediately begin working on analyzing and strategizing about your situation and circumstances so we will have a well thought out plan. Once a plan has been implemented, we will work together to diligently resolve your legal issues and desired results for your case. There are always unexpected complications, but we are savvy at adjusting our strategy and will make sure we advocate for a successful resolution, and you can move on to the next chapter in your life.

While a divorce legally dissolves a marriage, an annulment treats it as though it never happened. In the eyes of the law, an annulled marriage is void, and there are several reasons to annul a marriage. The reason for your annulment must have existed when the marriage took place. While you have to wait 60 days for a divorce in Texas, an annulment can be obtained immediately. If the marriage is annulled, it’s as if it never happened. An annulment is permanent and, once approved, cannot be reversed.

There are several benefits of an uncontested divorce, such as speed, less costly, typically settles amicably, sets the tone for civil future interactions, and often it requires no contested courtroom appearances by either spouse. It is very important to have the Final Decree of Divorce written up by a divorce attorney to ensure the terms are legally binding. We will look after your best interest and ensure that you do not agree to something that may cause you issues in the future. We will draft and file all documents to ensure everything is done properly and you can move on to the next chapter in your life without any future road bumps from your divorce.

Common law married couples must pursue a formal divorce like anyone else. The difference, however, is that the couple must prove to a court that they were in a common law marriage. In most cases, the person who initiates divorce is the one who tries to prove the existence of the common law marriage. There is a rebuttable presumption that if divorce proceedings are not initiated within 2 years of the end of the relationship, there was no common law marriage. Couples ending a common law marriage must file for divorce before that 2-year window closes.

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