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Once you have decided to go through with a divorce, it is essential that
you retain the services of a skilled lawyer. A Houston divorce lawyer
from Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny has the vast amount of experience
needed to successfully complete the divorce process. Because so much can
depend on the way the divorce process is completed, our firm recommends
retaining a qualified legal advocate to represent your rights and best
Contact our Houston divorce lawyers for assistance with your petition for divorce in Texas. We have 30+ years'
experience and are ready to use it for your case!
Navigating the Texas Divorce Process
The divorce process is much more complex than some people may assume. There
are a variety of steps that must be completed before it can be finalized
and the marriage can be fully dissolved.
They include the following:
Petitioning for divorce - To start the process, one spouse must petition for divorce at the court
clerk. The petition must include the reason for the divorce, which can
be based on fault or no-fault (insupportability).
Serving the divorce papers - The spouse who did not petition must receive the divorce papers. This
can be done by personally giving it to them, mailing it to them, having
a sheriff complete the delivery, or even publishing it in a newspaper.
Responding to the petition - After being served, the spouse has 30 days to respond. This means they
must use this time to get a lawyer, contest any terms in the divorce,
or send an agreement.
Temporary hearing - There may be a temporary hearing before the formal court trial, which
may decide things such as child custody, alimony, child support, and division
Final hearing - The case is taken to court and all the final arrangements are decided.
After this is completed, the divorce is finalized and the marriage is
Types of Divorce the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny Handles:
There are two main types of divorce in Texas: contested and uncontested.
Depending on which type of divorce you proceed with, your experience can
be very different. A
contested divorce occurs when one or more of the terms outlined in the divorce papers are
unacceptable to either spouse. An
uncontested divorce is one where all the terms are acceptable to both spouses and they agree.
Other types of divorce we handle include:
High net-worth divorce - Without the protection that legal experience can afford you, you are
likely to lose some important property.
Collaborative divorce - A relatively new method of divorce that allows for cooperation and avoids
Mediation - Can be used to save time, money, and bypass a good deal of unpleasantness.
Contact The Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny to speak with a trusted divorce attorney in Houston or submit a
case evaluation form today!
Things to Keep in Mind During the Divorce Process
Spousal Support -
An attorney can help fight for a more favorable outcome in your favor.
Division of Property - We can carefully account for all the assets and property you own and fight
for you to keep them.
Think of the Children
If you are considering divorce, think about your children too. For divorces
with child custody, the process can include agreeing on matters involving not only
child custody, but also
child support payments, and making
visitation schedules. Make sure your rights and the future of your family is protected
by retaining an experienced divorce attorney in Houston. Keep in mind that
modifications to orders (support, visitation, or custody) should situations change post-divorce as well.
Contact a Compassionate Houston Divorce Lawyer
Though this process may seem easy to handle, especially in the case of
an uncontested divorce, it is always a good idea to get legal support.
You need an advocate who is an informed, experienced professional supporting
you through the crucial phases of a divorce and ensuring that your future
will proceed smoothly after everything is completed.
The Houston divorce attorneys at the
Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny are willing to offer the caring, effective advocacy that you need during
this trying time. From
changing your name after the divorce to understanding how to
make the divorce process easier for yourself, connect with our lawyers today to get the help you truly deserve.
Call (713) 936-2300 to get in touch with a Houston divorce attorney from
the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny today!