Certified Mediator with the State of Texas
Filing for divorce is never an easy decision. There are just as many moving parts and litigations to take care of as there are emotions. We make the process more manageable for you as we take over the more difficult tasks to lead you to make decisions in a less stressful environment. We have been a Christian family law firm for over 17 years, specializing in all matters divorce and matters that arise out of divorce, making us experts at getting you the most during a trying time.
Our attorneys understand that separating a household can cause a large amount of stress, and we do our best to help you navigate the process quickly, so you can move forward. There are a range of options open to you if you’re facing a divorce, and we’ll walk you through your choices, as well as format a strategy that makes sense based on your needs and your current situation. Some couples may benefit from mediation rather than going through the courtroom process. We’re able to handle this as well.
Factors Involved in Divorce
Divorce is termed a “dissolution of marriage” in legal terms, so whatever the couple owns together must be separated for the split to become official in the eyes of the law. Also, paperwork must be filed to finalize the separation. Here are some of the factors that may come into play during divorce proceedings:
- Division of property – This has to do with deciding who will remain in the family home, or if the home will be sold and proceeds divided. It also addresses any other joint property that the couple may own.
- Division of assets – Any items of value or money must also be divided between the two parties. Texas is a community property state, so our attorneys will help you understand what that means in terms of splitting up valuable items and any other assets you have. Debts may also be assigned to one partner or another.
- Child custody, visitation, and support – Minor children are major factors in any divorce proceeding. Matters of custody, visitation, and child support will need to be addressed and resolved.
- Alimony/maintenance – also termed “spousal support.” Certain rules must be met for alimony to be awarded. We can assist you in exploring this option if applicable.
Doing More for You
At The Fulton Law Firm, we put our clients first. We understand the gravity of the situation and will do everything we can to make sure you are always comfortable. We handle all matters related to divorce, including child custody and visitation and child support. We work closely with clients who have been victims of domestic violence, helping you secure a protective order or a temporary restraining order, if necessary.
Our lawyers will work with you to determine what would be in your best interests in terms of separating the estate, assets, debt, and custody of any children. Once the factors have been addressed, our firm will work hard to make sure you get what you need to move forward with your life. Please call us today to schedule an appointment.