Unfortunately, many marriages end in divorce in Texas. When this occurs, you need an experienced Texas divorce lawyer from Hixson Law Firm to represent you. This is an emotional time, and you need someone that is level headed to ensure your legal rights are protected and to guide you along the way. Every divorce is different, and we can take the necessary time to evaluate your situation to offer our expert legal advice. We try our best to get to terms that are fair and equitable for both parties.
Texas Divorce Laws
In order to file for divorce in the State of Texas, either spouse must be a resident for at least six months before filing. They also must have resided in the count that the petition is being filed for at least 90 days. The petitioner must give notice to the other spouse. If they don’t answer within 21 days from being served, the case is default. This is usually a 60-day waiting period from the date the petition is filed before a judge grants the final divorce decree in Texas. This isn’t required if the court finds someone guilty of domestic violence or there’s an active protection order against the other party.
A divorce can be granted if the marriage is a conflict of personalities, adultery has occurred, there’s been cruelty, one spouse commits a felony, or abandonment has occurred for at least one year. A divorce order will include information about child custody, support, assets division, and more.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation with a Texas Divorce Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one is contemplating divorce, Hixson Law Firm can help. Our experienced divorce legal team can answer your questions about the legal process and laws in Texas. We serve all of Mansfield, Arlington and Grand Prairie, Texas. Call us today to schedule a free legal consultation at (817) 261-5000. We are ready and willing to serve you and your family.