Divorce Attorneys in The Woodlands Facilitating Amicable Divorce Proceedings
Ending a marriage is never easy, even when it’s necessary. Divorce is a painful process, and it’s more challenging when couples have spent years building a life and family together. Many tough decisions must be made throughout divorce proceedings, and we have helped couples in every stage of marriage end one chapter to start the next.
Our divorce attorneys help our clients mentally prepare for the legal process and the journey ahead. We work with couples to navigate many different family law issues to reach an amicable solution, from property division to child custody arrangements to division of marital property. We also work with spouses that need a careful approach to divorce when domestic violence is involved.
When it feels like you are alone in divorce, we position you for success and advocate for your rights throughout divorce proceedings. From filing for divorce to negotiating on your behalf to representing you in court, count on our divorce attorneys to deliver objective legal counsel and advice and a neutral third-party perspective to help you make the best decisions for your new future.
Morgan Bourque Attorney at Law, and our team of divorce and family law attorneys, is the quality representation you want to end your marriage on your terms. Schedule your consultation to speak with any of our experienced divorce lawyers today: 713-766-3733.
What is a Contested Divorce?
Divorce is delicate. It’s common to work with bitter and angry spouses that want to prolong the divorce process, and other times couples can’t agree because the decision is too emotional. It’s important to note that not every divorce starts as contested, nor do spouses always choose a contested divorce.
Disagreements disrupt the divorce process and prevent both spouses from moving forward. Even one small decision can hold up the process. This is considered a contested divorce. Our attorneys aim to prevent contested divorces at all costs to save our clients time, money, and more heartache.
Our attorneys represent the interests of one spouse in divorce proceedings, and when a contested divorce is imminent, we prepare the following to work through disagreements:
- Initial filing
- Temporary hearing
- Pretrial conference
- Finalization or closing
Contested divorces are not ideal as they cannot be finalized as quickly. This can be frustrating for one or both spouses that want closure in their marriage. Contested divorces can take up to six months to complete, and the harder it is to resolve one or more disagreements, the longer the case will take and the more expensive it will get.
Avoid a contested divorce or get aggressive representation to maintain your best interests in divorce. Schedule an initial consultation with a divorce attorney to discuss your case: 713-766-3733.
What is an Uncontested Divorce?
In a perfect world, spouses agree on every decision related to divorce, including property division, alimony, child custody, child support, and division of assets. This is considered an uncontested divorce and the quickest way to dissolve a marriage in Texas.
Uncontested divorces are sometimes common in short-term marriages, as couples don’t have as many emotional decisions to make given the duration of the marriage. They might have few assets and no children to consider.
Other couples might have an advantage in divorce if they can communicate and agree on essential decisions before proceedings begin. Many spouses choose this approach to keep costs low, as contested divorces are lengthy and financially draining.
Couples must wait 60 days after filing for divorce, also known as the “cooling off” period, to ensure both couples will make rational decisions during this emotional, life-changing event. Once this period is over, it can take anywhere from 60 to 90 days to dissolve an uncontested marriage in Texas.
Not all couples have a say in the type of divorce they get, even with the best intentions. Divorce is a roller coaster, and our attorneys try to make the legal process as stress-free as possible. Get high-quality legal representation to assist in your uncontested divorce to ensure a smooth process. Schedule your consultation and speak with our divorce lawyers today: 713-766-3733.
Who is Eligible for Alimony?
Alimony or spousal support is not a mandatory requirement of either spouse in a divorce. In other words, it is not a right, but it is also not prohibited. Spousal maintenance is the court-ordered payment of money to a spouse during or after divorce to provide income when reasonable needs cannot be met.
The purpose of alimony isn’t to support the same type of lifestyle a spouse had during the marriage. Alimony must pay for necessities like food, water, clothing, housing, and utilities.
If one spouse was the primary breadwinner in the marriage, there is a good chance the low-income earner would receive alimony as part of the divorce settlement. Maintenance can be temporary or long-term, depending on the wage disparity between spouses.
Several factors will determine whether a spouse should be awarded alimony and how much. These include:
- Length of marriage
- Age and health of both individuals
- Division of property
- Education, skills, and training of both individuals
- Earning capacity of both parties
- Any pre-marital and post-marital agreements in place
- Contributions of both individuals
- Possible earning power and capacity of both parties
A couple must be married in Texas for at least ten years to ask for spousal support. If you are a low-income earning spouse who needs essentials fulfilled after divorce, or a spouse looking to protect their earnings, contact Morgan Bourque Attorney at Law: 713-766-3733.
How Can a Divorce Lawyer Help Me?
Divorce can be a mentally and financially draining process. Our divorce lawyers help spouses understand the divorce process and how to protect their rights and finances throughout divorce proceedings, as every decision impacts their future. We aim to resolve marriages in the most amicable way possible, but we always fight for what’s right and best for our clients and their children.
Morgan Bourque Attorney at Law and our team help spouses navigate the complexities of divorce law and resolve family law issues related to:
- Spousal maintenance
- Legal separation
- Property division
- Child support
- Child visitation
- Child custody
- Modification of decrees
- Paternity issues
We ensure our clients feel confident in every step, including grounds for divorce. We explain property division, debt repayment, spousal support, and division of marital assets and provide other objective advice and counsel. Clients choose Morgan Bourque Attorney at Law, and our experienced divorce lawyers for our effective approach to divorce.
Suppose you are considering divorce or facing a tough battle with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. In that case, our attorneys are experienced in many family law issues and contested and uncontested divorces. Schedule your consultation to discuss your divorce case. Call: 713-766-3733.