Divorce

Making the decision to file for divorce is not an easy undertaking. Being in the midst of such a legal dispute can cause high anxiety and mounting tensions. Divorce is often one of the loneliest challenges you take on. A compassionate lawyer can guide you through the process in an honest manner, taking some of the hardest battles off of your plate to allow you to breathe more freely.

Regardless of what type of divorce you’re seeking, Whitney Thompson Law can guide you through mediated arrangements or prepare you for divorce court.

Fault vs. No-Fault Divorces

Deciding on the reason for your divorce is often the first factor you’ll consider when filing. The state of Texas requires a solid reason for divorce. If you go to court, this reason can affect how a judge splits your assets.

A fault divorce will usually require one party to prove that the other is at fault for the divorce. You can file for a fault divorce on these grounds:

  • Cruelty
  • Adultery
  • Abandonment
  • Separate living for 3 years
  • Felony conviction

A no-fault divorce is often the easiest route to go. This type of divorce establishes that no party has any blame. It doesn’t require additional procedures like fault divorces do.

Uncontested vs. Contested Divorces

Uncontested divorces occur when both parties settle on the terms for their divorce. These terms may include child custody, child support, debt division, and asset division.

The opposite is true for contested divorces. In this case, you may find that you and your former spouse cannot come to divorce terms that you both agree on, even throughout multiple negotiations.

While the most stress-free option is usually settling out of court, uncontested divorces often must go to court for resolution. If that’s the case, we can prepare your case for trial.

Reach out to us today for an honest consultation on your divorce case.