Compassionate Divorce & Family Law Attorney Serving Corpus Christi Families
You should never face a divorce without the assistance of an experienced family law attorney who will advocate aggressively for your legal rights during a divorce proceeding.
At the Law Office of Joe Brad Brock we realize that legal matters involving your family can lead to feelings of doubt, pressure, and anxiety. We strive to carry this burden for you. We have the knowledge and resources to advocate on your behalf and will explain each step to you so that you can make informed decisions regarding your rights and your family’s well being. Joe Brad Brock has worked with people throughout South Texas to obtain positive outcomes in the following situations:
Legally ending a marriage in Texas can be complicated and emotionally troubling. We can help you with the intricacies of a divorce filing and property division.
It is understandable that feelings can run very high regarding legal matters involving child custody and your rights as a parent. A compassionate representative can help you achieve the most favorable results possible in the best interest of a child.
When a parent is seeking support or is being asked to pay, it is critical to know your rights and how child support works in Texas. A skilled child support lawyer can help you understand this process, your parental obligations, and how levels of support are determined.
FAQs About Texas Divorce & Family Law
If you are involved in a Texas divorce, the following FAQs may help. You should not rely upon any legal information presented on an internet website. Always consult a licensed attorney when legal rights are at stake.
Does it matter which spouse files divorce?
Probably not. Except for some slight procedural advantages — the person who brings the case gets to talk first — there is usually not much advantage to filing the divorce papers.
How do I begin my divorce?
We suggest you begin your divorce by contacting a divorce attorney for an initial consultation. At the Law Office of Joe Brad Brock we do not charge for an initial consultation. Too much is at stake to do otherwise. A judge is about to sign a court order that will determine your relationship with your children for the next several years, it will determine child custody, it will determine child support, how much of your net worth you are about to lose, possibly where you will live sixty (60) days from now and what automobile you will be driving.
Do I have to prove fault of my spouse to get a divorce?
No. You do not have to show fault to get a divorce in Texas, but if there is fault, such as adultery, for example, it can sometimes be a factor in court, depending on the circumstances.
How long will it take to finalize my divorce?
At a minimum, a petition for divorce must be on file with the court for at least sixty (60) days before the court will grant a divorce. In certain cases, the sixty day waiting period may be waived. How long any individual case takes to resolve depends on many factors. For example, if both parties are able to reach an agreement quickly, then the divorce can be finalized soon after the sixty (60) day waiting period has passed.
What is the cost of divorce?
The cost depends on whether you or your spouse can reach an agreement regarding the property division and care of children, how long the case has to be litigated before that agreement is reached, whether temporary orders are necessary, whether a trial is necessary, whether discovery is conducted, and how reasonable your spouse and spouse’s attorney are in their demands.
When can I get married again?
In general, you must wait thirty (30) days after your divorce decree is signed to get married again. In certain cases, the court will grant a waiver permitting you to marry sooner.
How long must I be a Texas Resident to get divorced here?
At least one of the spouses must live in Texas for six (6) months, and in the county where the divorce is filed for at least ninety (90) days.
How is property divided in Texas?
The starting point is that the court presumes that all the property of the marriage is community property, and if you have separate property you have to prove it by tracing it. The court divides the property in a “just and right manner.” That means, in most cases, a fifty/fifty (50/50) split. In other cases, factors such as unequal earning power and fault in the marital relationship can affect the division of property.
Should I hire a divorce lawyer?
Yes. While it is not always easy to find a good divorce lawyer, unless you have no money, no children, no retirement account, and no real estate, you absolutely need legal advice.