FILING FOR DIVORCE
Divorce is difficult, complicated, and stressful, but the right guidance can make the process easier.
Every marriage has its up and down, which means that divorce is always a possibility. If you decide to end your marriage and open a new chapter in your life, you can count on Barrows Firm in Southlake, Texas, for legal counsel. We offer guidance to help you work your way through the series of financial, emotional, and legal challenges that surround divorce.
With years of experience dealing with divorce cases, we are confident that we can successfully negotiate for an amicable settlement. We will aggressively represent your interest in court (if your case goes to trial).
Filing For Divorce In Texas
From eligibility, temporary order hearings, pre-trial scheduling order, custody evaluation, marital property sharing to mediation, filing for divorce can be intricate. Therefore, if you need legal advice when filing for divorce, Barrows Firm can help you go through this challenging phase of life. We offering the very best support, expertise, and legal guidance.
We can assist you in filing the petition for divorce. If you have children, you will need to provide their details, and we can also discuss whether you need a restraining order.
How Barrows Firm Can Help
Filling for divorce does not have to be difficult. Here is how our experienced divorce attorneys will benefit your case:
Get Experienced Legal Counsel
Unless you are a lawyer, you might not have the same training, knowledge, and expertise that a proficient divorce attorney possesses. That can put you at a disadvantage. Besides, representing yourself can easily result in a few faults here and there that can jeopardize your case. Our attorneys understand family and divorce law, and how to win a case.
Furthermore, our vast experience in divorce cases enables us to evaluate your case and uniqueness and offer a range of legal options that might work to your advantage. We will help you come up with a reasonable settlement proposal, provide a counterproposal for the one your spouse presents, and rigorously fight for your rights in court.
Up-To-Date Divorce Law Information
Laws governing divorce in Texas often change over time. So, you might start a divorce proceeding with a preconceived perception that may turn out wrong down the line. Barrows Firm attorneys have a sturdy reputation for keeping up to date with Texas divorce legislation, and this puts our clients in the best position to succeed.
Impartial Point Of View
Divorce can be unpleasant and highly emotional for couples, with tensions and stress levels running high. Consequently, you might end up making poor decisions that can affect your entire life. A study found that divorce could quickly spur intensified feelings of anxiety, depression, and hostility that may impair your objectivity.
Therefore, you need the assistance of a third party who will offer you an objective opinion on the case. Attorneys at Barrows Firm will research and examine the facts to give you impartial insights.
Get a Clear Binding Agreement
You should expect the court to assess all divorce documents you present, Using the wrong tone, wording, or numbers in the papers can land you a wrong decree. Besides, errors with the paperwork can lead to delay in divorce rulings.
By retaining our lawyers, you can rest assured that your legal papers filed in court are accurate, and the decree will be free from any errors or unclear language. Moreover, we will ensure that filing is done in a proper and timely manner that abides by the specific Texas laws.
Cater for Your Child's Best Interest
Divorce can bog you down, and it may be that your children are the ones who suffer the most. At Barrows Firm, we always have the bigger picture of what you are going through because we've seen it all. We understand that custody issues should address your kid's changing needs.
We use our best judgment to come up with a strategy that keeps your child's best interest in mind. Furthermore, we work with child psychologists to do all we can to help protect your relationship with the children. We address issues that are likely to occur in the future and offer insight on how to minimize the effects of divorce on them.
Resolve Disputes About Assets
Properties and asset sharing is a common dispute that arises during the divorce process. Without the assistance of a divorce lawyer, you might miss out on property benefits and other rights you could be entitled to as a spouse. Our proficient legal team can analyze your situation and recommend the concessions you need to fight for and the best approach to use. Moreover, we work closely with specialized consultants such as financial experts to fairly sort out your marital assets and negotiate with your spouse or his or her attorney.
Saves Time and Money
Preparing the necessary papers, arguments, and evidence can take you days or weeks based on the complexity of your case. Furthermore, navigating the court systems can result in inaccuracies that leave you stuck with costs to pay. Barrows Firm divorce attorneys can handle all the paperwork, thereby saving you time and money. We can help you minimize litigation costs by facilitating cooperation and agreements and resolving outstanding legal matters promptly.
Needs Legal Help? Let's Talk
Not only can obtaining a divorce lawyer be vital in protecting assets, but it is helpful in simplifying the strenuous divorce process and ensuring the appropriate legal procedures are followed.
At The Barrows Firm, our highly trained divorce attorneys and legal team understand the financial, emotional, and legal impact that a divorce can have on you and your family. We are devoted to protecting your rights and supporting you in all legal aspects from annulment, child support, spousal support, child custody and access, to the division of property.
Our proficient legal team will help you file for divorce in Texas and work with you to come up with sound and practical solutions to resolve the difficult process of marriage resolution and division of marital properties.
Call us today, and let us make your divorce an easy and seamless process!
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–Attorney Leslie Barrows
“Family law is necessary but not something you ever want to have to deal with. Leslie and her staff consistently provided to me not only top notch legal services and followed up with me throughout the divorce process, it was done with compassion, care, patience, and understanding. I am thankful to have that level of support through a difficult time. Throughout the process, they went above and beyond.”
Frequently asked questions about the divorce process in Texas:
What are grounds for divorce?
There are seven different grounds for divorce—or specific circumstances—under which a divorce may be granted by the court:
- Insupportability – This is the legal term for a no-fault divorce. The marriage has become unbearable due to personality conflicts between spouses. Texas is a no-fault state, meaning that if only one spouse wants the divorce, the divorce can be granted.
- Cruelty – One spouse is guilty of cruelty that renders further living together impossible.
- Adultery – One spouse has been unfaithful.
- Conviction of a felony – One spouse has been convicted of a felony AND has been imprisoned for at least one year.
- Abandonment – One spouse left the other spouse without the intention to return and stayed away for at least one year.
- Living apart – Spouses have lived apart without cohabitation for at least three years.
- Confinement in a mental hospital – One spouse has been confined in a mental hospital for at least three years AND suffers from a mental disorder with the potential for relapse.
How long does it take to get divorced?
In Texas, the shortest possible time a divorce can take is 60 days. This is because by law, you must wait at least 60 days from when you file your petition until the divorce can be finalized.
But in reality, most divorces take longer than this. There are many potential complicating factors that can lengthen the proceedings, including child custody issues and the need to come to an agreement about how to allocate your assets.
In some cases, the divorcing parties are unable to agree on all or some of these issues, and a trial is necessary. A trial will significantly increase the time it takes to finalize your divorce. In Tarrant County, it typically takes six to 18 months to get a trial setting.
What is the residency requirement?
For a District Court in the county where you live to have jurisdiction to hear your divorce lawsuit you must first be a resident of the State of Texas for at least six months and a resident of your county where you are filing for at least 90 days.
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For more information about getting a divorce in Texas, contact Attorney Leslie Barrows through our contact form or by calling 817-481-1583.