Deciding to file for a divorce can be one of the most difficult decisions that you'll ever have to make, and unfortunately, the state of Texas doesn't make the divorce process easy. Texas has a mandatory 60-day waiting period that begins from the date of filing, and there are other restrictions that govern when and where you can file for divorce. Even under the best conditions, divorce can involve disputes over property, custody, support, and logistics. If you and your spouse reside in Houston or anywhere else in the state of Texas, it's to your benefit to retain a competent and effective family law and divorce attorney.
Before you file for a divorce, you may want to familiarize yourself with the state's requirements:
Filing for divorce in Houston is a multi-tiered process, even if both spouses can agree on terms.
Many individuals think that hiring a divorce lawyer will create animosity with the other spouse. While it's impossible to always predict the reactions of others during emotionally trying times, retaining the services of a professional divorce lawyer can save you time, money, and emotional turmoil.
A family law attorney has specific knowledge of the laws, is familiar with the Houston-area divorce court procedures, and has experience negotiating reasonable settlements with other spouses' lawyers. By using a divorce lawyer, it removes you from direct contact with the other party while the two of you are trying to navigate your way through the process. It's also helpful to have a professional who knows what you're entitled to under the law.
The laws regarding dissolution of marriage in the state of Texas are complex even under the easiest of conditions. If you have children, property, pets, or intangible assets, you owe it to yourself to take the time to make sure that your divorce is done properly. You’re going to have to wait months before you’re through with the divorce process, so you should make good use of your time.
To schedule an appointment with a dedicated divorce and family law attorney, call the Law Office of Scott D. Reiner, PLLC.