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Frequently Asked Questions About A Texas Divorce

Q: What is divorce in Texas?
A: Divorce is the legal termination of a marriage by a court or other competent body.

Q: What are the grounds for divorce in Texas?
A: Marital fault grounds for divorce in Texas include: adultery, cruelty, felony conviction and abandonment. Adultery means one spouse has committed adultery. Cruelty means that one spouse treated the other in such a way that the marriage and living together was insupportable.

Q: How long does it take to get a divorce?
A: The time it takes to get a divorce varies depending on the jurisdiction and the complexity of the case. In some cases, it can take several months to a year or more.

Q: Do I need a lawyer to get a divorce?
A: It is not required to have a lawyer to get a divorce, but it is strongly recommended. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, protect your rights, and ensure that your interests are represented.

Q: What is the process of getting a divorce?
A: The process of getting a divorce can vary depending on the jurisdiction, but generally, it involves filing a petition for divorce, serving the petition on the other spouse, and then going through a process of negotiation, mediation, or litigation to resolve any disputes and finalize the divorce.

Q: How is property divided in a divorce?
A: Property division in a divorce varies depending on the jurisdiction, but generally, the court will divide marital property (property acquired during the marriage) in a fair and equitable manner.

Q: How is child custody determined in a divorce?
A: Child custody is determined based on the best interests of the child. Factors considered may include the child's age, physical and emotional health, relationship with each parent, and each parent's ability to provide for the child's needs.
Q: How is child support calculated?
A: Child support is calculated based on a formula that takes into account the income of both parents, the number of children, and the amount of time each parent spends with the children.

Q: Can a divorce be contested?
A: Yes, a divorce can be contested if one spouse disagrees with the terms of the divorce or wishes to challenge the grounds for divorce. This can lead to a longer and more complex legal process.

At Ashmore & Ashmore Law Firm we understand that every divorce is unique. We are skilled in understand the complexities that may arise. Give us a call t 972.325.5938 to schedule your FREE consultation.
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