El Paso Divorce Lawyer
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Are you thinking about getting a divorce? It can be a difficult decision that will bring questions, worries, and a wide range of emotions. Along with the emotional aspect of divorce, terminating your marriage is a legal process and thus subject to various state laws. To ensure that you finalize your divorce with your best interests in mind, seek the services of a trusted divorce attorney.
Linette Aguirre-Gonzalez, PLLC stands ready to provide the guidance and support you need. Our firm serves the Greater El Paso Area, assisting clients one-on-one in their time of need. We understand that every divorce is different, requiring its own unique approach. Our family law firm focuses on providing you with the tailored legal representation that will work best for you.
Filing for Divorce in Texas
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:
- Cruel treatment
- Conviction of a felony and/or incarceration of a spouse
- Confinement in a mental institution for at least three years
- Living separate and apart for three years
To finalize your divorce, you and your spouse will have to agree on various matters including child custody and support, spousal support, and the division of marital property. Texas is a community property state which means that, in most cases, marital property is divided equitably.
Divorce Decree Modifications
You may seek a modification of your divorce decree in Texas after one year. The most common modifications sought are those regarding child custody, child support, and spousal support. You must have a valid reason, such as a substantial change in your financial circumstances, to seek such a modification.
Texas Divorce FAQs
What are the residency requirements for divorce in Texas?
Like most states, Texas has a residency requirement that a couple must meet in order to file for divorce in the state. Texas requires that at least one of the spouses is a state resident for 6 months or more before filing for divorce. Additionally, the spouse must be a resident in the filing county for 90 days or more.
What is the waiting period for divorce in Texas?
Many states also have waiting periods between the time the divorce is filed and the time the judge can issue a formal divorce decree. The waiting period for divorce in Texas is 60 days. 60 days is the minimum amount of time a divorce can take to finalize, however most divorces take longer than this.
To learn more about Texas divorce and to discuss your case, call Linette Aguirre-Gonzalez, PLLC at (915) 206-5801.