Divorce in Texas

Feb 25, 2019
Divorce Law

Welcome to James D Jones, your trusted legal partner specializing in divorce cases in Texas. Our team of highly skilled attorneys is dedicated to guiding and representing clients throughout the divorce process. With our expertise and personalized approach, we strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

The Divorce Process in Texas

When it comes to divorce in Texas, it's important to understand the legal requirements and procedures involved. Texas follows a "no-fault" divorce policy, meaning neither party has to prove the fault or wrongdoing of the other spouse. However, there are certain residency requirements that must be met before filing for divorce.

Residency Requirements

In order to file for divorce in Texas, either you or your spouse must have been a resident of the state for at least six months and a resident of the county where you plan to file for at least 90 days.

Grounds for Divorce

As a "no-fault" state, Texas allows for divorce based on the grounds of insupportability, which essentially means that the marriage has become insupportable due to discord or conflict that can't be resolved. Other grounds for divorce in Texas include adultery, cruelty, conviction of a felony, abandonment, living apart, or confinement in a mental hospital.

Divorce Petition and Temporary Orders

The divorce process begins with filing a divorce petition, which outlines the reasons for seeking a divorce and the desired outcomes, such as division of assets, child custody, and financial support. Temporary orders may also be requested to address immediate concerns during the divorce process, such as child support or temporary spousal support.

Discovery and Negotiation

Once the divorce petition and temporary orders are filed, the discovery phase begins. This involves gathering and exchanging information related to assets, debts, and other relevant factors. Both parties may engage in negotiation to reach a settlement agreement on issues such as child custody, property division, and spousal support. If a settlement cannot be reached, the case may proceed to court.

Court Proceedings and Finalization

If the divorce case goes to court, both parties will present their arguments and evidence to the judge, who will make decisions on unresolved issues. Once a judgment is reached, a final decree of divorce is issued, legally ending the marriage. It is essential to have strong legal representation during this stage to protect your rights and advocate for your best interests.

Why Choose James D Jones?

At James D Jones, we understand that divorce can be an emotionally challenging time for individuals and families. Our team is committed to providing personalized legal guidance and support from the initial consultation to the final resolution. Here's why you should choose us:

  • Experience: Our attorneys specialize in divorce cases and have extensive experience navigating the Texas legal system.
  • Expertise: We possess in-depth knowledge of Texas divorce laws and stay updated on any changes or modifications.
  • Professionalism: We approach each case with professionalism, ensuring confidentiality and respect throughout the process.
  • Individualized Approach: We understand that every divorce case is unique, and we provide tailored strategies that cater to your specific needs and goals.
  • Aggressive Representation: Our attorneys are vigorous advocates for our clients, fighting to protect their rights and secure favorable outcomes.

Contact Us for a Consultation

Dealing with a divorce can be overwhelming, but with the right legal support, you can navigate the process successfully. Contact James D Jones today to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our experienced divorce attorneys. We are here to provide you with the guidance, information, and representation you need throughout your divorce in Texas.

Nina Tran
👏 Great info! 💔 But what about custody? 🤔
Oct 17, 2023
Christine Ogden
👏 Great info! 💔
Oct 6, 2023