Making the decision to divorce is very difficult and can be overwhelming. Each couple’s situation is unique requiring individualized considerations. The process can be simple and straightforward, or it can become very complicated depending on the parties’ approach.
In Texas, you have the right to get a divorce regardless of your spouse’s desires. How difficult the process will be depends entirely on whether you and your spouse are willing to work cooperatively together to settle your divorce, or whether you and your spouse prefer to fight it out in court. Our attorneys work with you and advocate for you no matter which path your divorce takes.
There are many things to consider before you file for divorce. Think about what you would like your life to look like after your divorce, and think about the path that will take you there. Some things to consider are the valuation and division of marital property, where you plan to live, and how you will pay for your living expenses. If you have children, consider what you would like to see happen for custody, parenting schedules and child support.
When making the decision to divorce, it is best to think these things through and gather supporting documents before you contact your attorney to help make the process go smoother. Doing these preparations ahead of time will help our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys give you a realistic vision of what your future may look like.
From the day your divorce is initially filed with the courts, Texas has a mandatory 60 day waiting period before which you cannot complete your divorce, save for a few exceptional circumstances. While 60 days is the minimum amount of time a divorce can take, it can end up taking much longer. The true length of time of your case will ultimately be decided by the complexity of your issues and whether the parties are able to agree.
Because each case is unique, our attorneys work to understand your individualized needs and will fight for the best outcome we can for you. It is important to remember that similar to marriage, divorce requires some compromise to achieve your final outcome, whether it be through agreement, negotiation, or by the court’s decision.
Whether you are making the choice to file for divorce or need to respond to a divorce action by your spouse, our dedicated attorneys at Malik & Associates, PLLC, will be in your corner with the experience and knowledge to get you a fair outcome.