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Divorce Attorneys - Southlake, Texas

Divorce is emotionally painful, and at the same time the legal process can be complicated and frightening. At Justice Law Firm, PC, we recognize that our clients are going through a very difficult time in their lives, and it is our job to help them through it. We advise our clients of their rights and protect their legal interests, while remaining respectful of the family relationships.

Issues at Stake in Divorce:

Divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage, and dissolving a marriage is like dissolving a business. Failing to properly deal with all of the issues may have devastating, expensive or irreparable consequences in the future. Issues at stake in a divorce include:
  • Division of assets
  • Division of debt
  • Spousal maintenance or alimony
  • Federal income tax liability

Further, if there are children under the age of 18 years, issues to be addressed may also include:

  • Child support
  • Custody (rights and duties of each parent)
  • Periods of visitation
  • Geographical restriction of the child's residence
  • Payment of health insurance and healthcare expenses
  • Passport and travel provisions
  • Custody or control of children’s property

Assets to be divided in divorce include but are not limited to:

  • Real estate
  • Mineral interests
  • Retirement accounts
  • Investment accounts
  • Club memberships
  • Checking and savings accounts
  • Furniture, equipment and appliances
  • Life insurance policies with cash values
  • Airline and travel awards
  • Business entities

Both parties should get a recent credit report to make sure that all debt is addressed in the final decree.  Debts include:

  • Credit card debt
  • Medical bills
  • Student loans
  • Mortgages
  • Leases
  • Car notes
  • Tax debt

In an “uncontested” divorce, the parties basically agree to all of the terms. Usually only one party is represented by an attorney. The Respondent does not need to be served by a process server because he or she will sign a waiver.Obviously this method is much less expensive, less stressful, and quicker than other types of divorce, but often is not possible due to the opposing views of the parties or the complicated nature of the case.

In a Collaborative Divorce, the parties resolve their differences outside the courtroom, in a private and less adversarial setting, with the help of specially-trained professionals. This process acknowledges the emotional needs and goals of each spouse. Instead of having to follow a time table dictated by the court, the parties have the opportunity to schedule meeting times. Further, the divorcing parties will reach an agreement that is tailored to meet their own needs instead of being forced to accept a one-size-fits-all solution that may be unsatisfactory to everyone involved.Collaborative Law is based upon more than 30 years of research and the model is closely followed by the professionals involved. This is not the same thing as an “uncontested” divorce, or kitchen-table settlement. The Collaborative attorneys and other professionals adhere to strict protocols, as well as the statutory rules of the Texas Family Code.

Legal Grounds for Divorce

In the state of Texas, divorce can be based as ''fault'' or ''no fault.'' In a no fault divorce, the parties are simply stating that the marriage is not salvageable due to ''irreconcilable differences.''  A “fault-based” divorce requires a party to provide the court with a valid reason for the divorce.  In Texas, legal grounds for a fault-based divorce includes the following:
  • Adultery
  • Abandonment
  • Incurable insanity
  • Imprisonment for a felony conviction
  • Cruel and inhuman treatment

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    1100 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 400
    Southlake, TX 76092

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    Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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    Call (817) 421-0300 to schedule an appointment ​or contact us at legal@justicelawdfw.com.