A Family Law Attorney Who Knows And Understands Texas Divorce From Personal Experience
Going through my own divorce inspired me to go to law school and become an advocate for parental rights. I founded Beveridge Law Firm PLLC to assist clients who are navigating a divorce or legal separation from a common law marriage, especially when those scenarios involve children. Located in Alvin, I serve parents who want to see their kids throughout Brazoria, Fort Bend and Galveston counties.
A Passionate Advocate For Your Divorce In Texas
There is no question that going through a divorce is challenging and stressful in the best of circumstances. No matter how hard we work to ensure that it is smooth and nondisruptive, there is just no way around the fact that divorce means major changes for everyone involved. Even when this change is for the better, it always brings about a sense of unbalance. As a divorced parent myself, I understand this process from two important sides: as an attorney and as a father. From that perspective, I advocate aggressively on behalf of my clients’ parental rights.
When A Divorce Or Legal Separation Includes Children
Unfortunately, when children are involved, a divorce can be much more contentious. Emotions can be elevated and the stakes are much higher. When a divorce involves children, I take a big-picture approach that takes into consideration all of the relevant factors. I utilize and study every angle to ensure you are not reduced to just being a visitor to your children. A divorce decree governs the amount of time you will spend with your children and the amount of child support you will pay, until they are 18 years old. If you are navigating child custody and support issues with your divorce or legal separation, I can help.
How Is Property Divided In A Divorce In Texas?
In Texas, all of the property and assets that were acquired during the marriage are considered marital property and must be divided in fairly and equitably when the parties get divorced. An equitable distribution of property does not necessarily mean that all assets will be divided 50/50. It means that the court will take a look at the value of all of the various property and assets and make sure that the way it gets divided is fair and that each party walks away from the marriage with an equal share of the assets and liabilities. This can include real estate, like homes and vacation homes, retirement and investment accounts, businesses and more.
Modifications And Enforcements
As your life changes, your child custody, spousal maintenance or child support order may need to change with it. Changing a court order is possible under certain circumstances and I want to help you ensure that these agreements benefit both you and your family. Similarly, if you have an existing agreement and the other party refuses to follow it, I will work for you to have the order enforced.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are few common questions people have about divorce. These are intended as general answers and not legal advice. Speaking directly with an attorney is the only way to get advice pertaining to your case.
How Long Does A Divorce Take In Texas?
This answer can vary depending on your situation. Divorces usually move quickest in an agreed or uncontested divorce with no children or property or when both parties are in agreement. However, having property to divide or a custody agreement to negotiate does not necessarily mean you will have a drawn-out process, either. What is important is that your rights are protected and your family is set up well to begin anew by your divorce agreement.
What Are The Requirements For Divorce In Texas?
You may file for divorce in the county where you or your ex-spouse have lived for 90 days if you have lived in Texas for six months or more. If one of you lives outside of Texas, all that matters is one party living in Texas for at least six months to satisfy the residency requirement.
What Is A Legal Separation In Texas?
Most people think of a separation as a step that a married couple takes before getting a divorce. However, in Texas, a legal separation is the formal process that a longtime couple who was never married goes through in order to untangle their relationship. A couple who lives together as if they were married is often referred to as having a common law marriage. Oftentimes, they have been together for a long time and have accumulated a good deal of assets and property. A legal separation will help a couple divide their assets. If children are involved, a legal separation can also address custody issues and visitation schedules.
Contemplating Divorce? Don’t Wait. Call Today.
If you are contemplating a divorce or a legal separation from a longtime partner, and especially if your situation involves children, don’t wait. Give me a call today at 713-280-3326 or send an email through my online form to schedule your free, no-obligation initial consultation today.