El Paso Divorce Lawyer
Putting 20 Years of Experience into Your Case
Divorce can be a painful experience especially when you and your spouse do not agree on how to handle all of its attendant issues peacefully and amicably. Those issues can range from deciding who gets the family home to how child custody and parenting time will be divided. Disagreements and antagonism can follow based on perceived wrongs and the disintegration of a once-loving relationship. Emotions can become charged, running the gamut from resentment and anger to betrayal and loss. These can cloud your judgment and get in the way of meeting a spouse on common ground to find optimum solutions for both parties and any children involved.
At Hall Law, serving clients throughout El Paso County, we understand the pitfalls of the divorce process, especially when spouses are not parting on civil terms. We know how difficult it can be to rein in emotions in favor of rational decisions and behavior designed to smooth and expedite the transition. Our firm has first-hand experience in dealing with Texas divorces for our clients. That experience includes 20 years of practice that involves handling divorce issues in courtroom litigation. We will apply all of that experience to help you navigate the divorce process with as little stress as possible and to reach favorable outcomes that align with your needs and goals.
Divorce in Texas
Divorce in Texas does not have to be adversarial, time-consuming, and costly. If you and your spouse can come to an agreement on the various issues you have to face, you can save money, time, and the emotional stress of courtroom litigation. Negotiating an agreement with your spouse over your divorce issues will put you as a couple in control of these matters as opposed to having them decided by a judge. This is the most beneficial way to handle divorce, especially in terms of your emotional health.
Divorce issues can include:
- Child custody and visitation; both legal custody and physical custody will need to be determined with parenting plans worked out.
- Division and distribution of community property and debt; in Texas all marital property is considered “community” and thus is divided on as equal a basis as possible. This includes all assets acquired during the marriage as opposed separate property acquired prior to marriage or through inheritances or gifts in your name only.
- Child support based on state guidelines that have been established to fit the needs and best interests of the child.
- Spousal support, also known as alimony, that may or may not be an issue depending on the circumstances of the case; alimony is designed to reduce the negative economic affects that the divorce could have on a stay-at-home parent who has never worked or lesser-earning spouse.
- Any other issues that may be relevant to the particular case.
Texas is a no-fault as well as fault-based divorce state. In a no-fault case, you or your spouse contend that the marriage has ended due to irretrievable differences; this is the most common type of divorce in Texas and generally the easiest and fastest. In a no-fault divorce, neither party has to prove that the other engaged in any kind of marital misconduct. Lacking that necessity, the process is simplified.
Fault-based grounds for divorce can be used when appropriate. These include adultery, cruelty, conviction of a felony, abandonment, confinement in a mental hospital, insupportability, and living apart without cohabitation for a period of three or more years. In these cases, you will have to provide evidence of the ground you are basing your case on.
Divorces that are uncontested by either side will proceed through the courts the fastest. However, even these can become contested when certain issues complicate the matter. Those issues can include multiple homes or real estate investments, other complex investments, pensions and retirement accounts, business ownership, and more.
How Hall Law Can Help
No matter how complex or difficult your case may seem to be, we have the experience to help. That experience has given us the background needed to give you the assistance and guidance you need regardless of the situation. Once we get to know you, the various facets of your case, and your legal needs and objectives, we can help you work towards a favorable outcome. Our aim is to help you navigate this life transition with the least anxiety possible. We understand that every case is unique; no cookie-cutter approach will do when it comes to this deeply personal legal matter. You can trust that we will do everything possible to streamline and ease this process.
Let us use our depth of experience to help you navigate the divorce process. Talk to our El Paso divorce attorney about your case by calling (915) 529-0233 for a consultation.
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