Divorce Attorneys in Somervell County
Committed to Providing Compassionate Legal Support
Ending a marriage can be an emotional experience and, moreover, the process itself can be complicated, which is why it is essential to hire an experienced attorney. At the Law Office of Mark M. Childress in Somervell County, our knowledgeable legal team is dedicated to guiding clients through this process and will work tirelessly on your behalf to protect your interests and obtain the best possible outcome on your behalf. With us, you will receive personalized legal attention and tailored solutions that address your unique concerns.
Reach out to our law office today at (817) 497-8148 to schedule a consultation with one of our Somervell County divorce attorneys to get started.
Getting Divorced in Texas
Before filing for divorce in Texas, you or your spouse must first meet the residency requirements and live in the state for at least 6 months. Additionally, you or your spouse must also have lived in the county where you are filing for at least 90 days.
In Texas, there is also a 60-day waiting period before a divorce can be finalized unless:
- There is an existing, active protective order that was filed by the Petitioner against the Respondent
- The Respondent was convicted of domestic violence against the Petitioner or someone within the household of the Petitioner
Different Types of Divorce
Generally, there are two types of divorce – contested and uncontested. If you and your spouse agree on all key issues of your divorce, such as child custody, property division, and alimony, you will have an uncontested divorce. It is a type of divorce that typically takes the least amount of time and incurs fewer legal costs. Additionally, to have an uncontested divorce, minor children must not be involved, neither spouse can be filing for bankruptcy, and property cannot be owned together.
If you disagree on one or more of these issues, however, you will have a contested divorce. Depending on how contentious your relationship is, resolving these issues can be more time-consuming potentially incur greater costs.
Grounds for Divorce in Texas
Texas offers fault-based and no-fault divorce.
If you choose to pursue a fault-based divorce, these are the grounds available in Texas:
- Felony conviction
- Abandonment (for at least one year)
- Living apart (for at least 3 years)
- Mental hospital confinement
Schedule a Consultation with an Experienced Divorce Attorney to Get Started!
If you are filing for divorce, do not hesitate to contact the legal team at the Law Office of Mark M. Childress in Somervell County. Our attorneys will walk you through each step of the process and answer any questions that may arise as you move forward.
Reach out to our law firm today at (817) 497-8148 to schedule a consultation with one of our divorce attorneys!
Direct Access To Your Attorney
Our Attorneys personally handle each case themselves. You will have direct access to your attorney to be able to get the answers that you need.
Honesty and transparency are critical in building trust with your attorney. You will always know what is going on with your case every step of the way.
At our firm you're not just a case number, our staff will always know the status of your case and help to make your situation more manageable.
Our team understands that no two cases are the same. Your strategy will be tailored specifically to you and your family's goals.