El Paso Divorce Lawyer

Your Trusted Partner for Divorce in Texas

Linette Aguirre-Gonzalez, PLLC, is a reliable ally in navigating the intricacies of divorce law in El Paso. Our adept legal team is dedicated to offering personalized and comprehensive support tailored to your specific circumstances. Recognizing the emotional and legal challenges often accompanying divorce, we are committed to guiding you through each step with professionalism and empathy.

Call Linette Aguirre-Gonzalez, PLLC, today at (915) 642-0466 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our divorce attorney in El Paso!

Texas Divorce Requirements

Divorce in Texas follows specific legal requirements. Understanding these prerequisites is crucial for a smooth process. At Linette Aguirre-Gonzalez, PLLC, we ensure our clients are well-informed. The key requirements include:

  • Residency: One party must have been a Texas resident for at least six months and a resident of the county where the divorce is filed for the preceding 90 days.
  • Waiting Period: Texas mandates a 60-day waiting period from the filing date before a divorce can be finalized, allowing time for reflection.
  • Property Division: Texas follows the community property system, meaning marital property is generally divided equally between spouses.
  • Child Custody and Support: Custody arrangements and child support agreements must be established if children are involved. The court prioritizes the child's best interests in these decisions.

Is Texas a No-Fault Divorce State?

Texas is a no-fault divorce state, which means that you can file for divorce based on the fact that your marriage is irretrievably broken. No fault or marital misconduct needs to be assigned to either party. You can also petition the court for a divorce based on fault, which may affect the division of marital property.

Fault grounds include:

  • Adultery
  • Cruel treatment
  • Conviction of a felony and incarceration of a spouse
  • Abandonment
  • Confinement in a mental institution for at least three years
  • Living separate and apart for three years

Divorce Process in Texas

Gaining a comprehensive understanding of the divorce process in Texas is imperative for making well-informed decisions. The seasoned attorneys at Linette Aguirre-Gonzalez, PLLC, skillfully navigate clients through each stage, addressing concerns and advocating for their rights. The divorce process contains the following key steps:

  • Filing the Petition: Initiating the process involves one party filing a divorce petition. This crucial document outlines the grounds for divorce and specifies property division, alimony, child custody, and support requests.
  • Serving the Petition: The other party is formally served with the divorce petition following the filing. This step allows them to respond and present their perspective on the proposed terms.
  • Temporary Orders: Temporary orders may be issued when immediate concerns arise. These orders address pressing issues such as child custody, visitation, and financial support during the divorce proceedings.
  • Discovery: A pivotal phase in the divorce process, discovery involves both parties exchanging pertinent information and documents related to their assets, liabilities, income, and expenses. This step ensures transparency and facilitates informed decision-making.
  • Negotiation/Mediation: Our adept negotiators agree on various aspects of the divorce. The objective is to circumvent prolonged court battles and, if feasible, opt for mediation to resolve disputes between the parties involved amicably.
  • Trial: Should agreements remain elusive, the case may proceed to trial. At this juncture, a judge is responsible for making decisions on unresolved issues, considering the evidence presented by both parties.
  • Finalizing the Divorce: The divorce is finalized upon resolving all pertinent issues. A decree is then issued, providing a comprehensive document detailing the divorce terms, including agreements on property division, alimony, child custody, and support.

At Linette Aguirre-Gonzalez, PLLC, our commitment extends beyond legal representation – we are dedicated to guiding our clients through the complexities of the divorce process. By providing informed counsel and strategic advocacy, we empower our clients to navigate these challenging times confidently.

Contact Our El Paso Divorce Attorney Today 

Embarking on a divorce journey demands legal expertise and compassionate guidance. Linette Aguirre-Gonzalez, PLLC, is steadfast in prioritizing our clients' needs, providing unwavering support. Our commitment to excellence ensures that you face the future with confidence. Choosing Linette Aguirre-Gonzalez, PLLC means selecting a dedicated legal team to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your unique situation. Trust us – your partners in divorce law in El Paso.  

Contact Linette Aguirre-Gonzalez, PLLC, today to schedule a meeting with our divorce lawyer in El Paso!

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