The process of getting divorced is never easy. It becomes even more complex if there are children involved, as you want to protect their well-being and your relationship at all costs. It is important to know that the legal process of finalizing a divorce under Texas law does not have to be a traumatic experience.
With the guidance and advice of The Vendt Law Firm, P.L.L.C., you can move on with your life with the security you need for a brighter future.
High Net Worth Divorce: If you and your spouse have accumulated high-value assets, divorce issues such as the division of community property and the establishment of spousal maintenance and child support can be complicated. We have worked with many high net worth divorce cases and can help you protect your legal and financial rights in your divorce.
Child Custody: In Texas, child custody is known as “child conservatorship.” Issues regarding conservatorship require courts to consider the best interests of any minor children. We are here to represent you and your children’s interests in your divorce case.
Contested Divorce: The court will only grant a divorce if there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. However, if you and your spouse cannot agree on the core issues of your divorce, our legal team can help you find a fair resolution to your dispute.
Property Division: Under Texas law, assets that qualify as community property are subject to a just and right division upon divorce. You can count on us to advise you on property division matters, such as determining the character and division of certain assets.
Small Business Owner Divorce: The ownership interests of a business and its assets can be a significant point of conflict in a divorce case involving complicated issues of community property. We can help you navigated the complexities of resolving problems concerning business ownership in your divorce case.
The attorneys of The Vendt Law Firm are committed to helping clients facing divorce
throughout Richmond, Rosenberg, Katy & Sugar Land
Frank Vendt and his team understand that family problems are the most stressful events for most people. Compassion and transparency are necessary to help the client through their life events.
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Frequently Asked Questions
As a dedicated family law firm, there are several questions that we field from clients on a regular basis. We are committed to providing our clients with the comprehensive knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about their divorce. If there are any other questions you have for us, please feel free to reach out to us today!
A divorce cannot be finalized for a minimum of 60 days after filing the petition, though it often takes longer when there are aspects of the settlement the spouses do not agree on. A finalized divorce could take anywhere from four months to a year, depending on the case’s complexity.
In order to initiate a divorce, the party seeking a divorce must file a petition with the District Court of the country where either party lives. The party filing for divorce must five the other party legal notice of the filing – commonly referred to as “being served.” The party who files is called the “petitioner,” and the other party is called the “respondent.”
In order to avoid a default judgment, the respondent must file an answer within 21 days. If he or she does not, the case can proceed without their involvement. As a respondent, it is usually advisable to avoid a default judgment. The reason for this is that you would be giving up the chance to assert your legal rights.
For this reason, a default judgment often results in a less-than-desirable outcome for the party against whom the judgment is being asserted. As a result, if you have been served with divorce papers, you should speak to our team at The Vendt Law Firm, P.L.L.C. immediately.
Yes—you are not required to prove fault to get a divorce in Texas. However, if there is fault in the case, a spouse may list fault as a contributing factor in decisions of alimony or child custody
The court determines child custody by pursuing what is in the best interests of the child. This may include factors such as each parent’s financial and emotional stability, their individual relationship with the child, the presence of any substance abuse issues, and more. Depending on the age and maturity of the child, courts may also take the child’s wishes into account when making the final decision.
Yes—issues regarding the division of your marital assets are determined according to Texas law on community property. A court in Texas will conduct a “just and right” division of community property upon divorce. All property a married couple acquired while married qualifies as community property subject to a just and right division by the courts in a divorce case.
Yes and no—only a court may grant a legally recognized divorce. However, you and your spouse do not have to go through court proceedings to resolve critical issues related to your divorce. You and your spouse can enter into a private settlement agreement to establish the exact terms of your divorce without going to court. When you reach a settlement, you must provide the court with a copy of the settlement and its terms. If there are no legal problems with the agreement, the court will base its divorce orders on the terms of your settlement agreement.
Texas law regarding alimony and spousal support is complicated. Courts are prohibited from ordering, modifying, or enforcing permanent alimony obligations in Texas. A person’s legal duty to provide financial support for their spouse ends upon divorce. However, Texas recognizes the validity of what is known as “spousal maintenance.” It is highly recommended that you consult an experienced attorney to help you understand the nature and extent of your rights and responsibilities regarding spousal support in Texas.
Frank really took care of me with a complex divorce. It was nice to know I had him in my corner with his experience and understanding during a difficult time.
“Frank really took care of me with a complex divorce. It was nice to know I had him in my corner with his experience and understanding during a difficult time. I highly recommend. ”
Frank guided me through a very challenging divorce and I couldn’t be more pleased.
“I cannot recommend Mr. Vendt and his associates more! Frank guided me through a very challenging divorce and I couldn’t be more pleased. Response times on phone and email were exceptional. On the rare occasion my questions were not answered immediately, I would wait only hours at the most, thankfully, I never waited into the next day. Frank also made a surprising effort to fully understand my situation, and negotiate a fair deal. Although it meant less money in his pocket, he managed to avoid a second trial, and negotiated a fair deal I was very pleased with. I always assumed lawyers were in it for all they could get, but Frank truly had my best interest at the forefront of his efforts. The best quality I can mention is that Frank is very honest and strait forward. He reads the situation, and advises in a very clear and accurate manor. I never felt like I was in limbo, and with Frank on my side, I knew what to do and what to expect to reach a satisfying conclusion to a difficult time in my life. I hope and pray I never need his service again, but if I do require a family attorney in the future, The Vendt Law firm will receive my first and only call.”
He represented me in a manner that was professional and very efficient. Frank does what he does because he has a passion for justice.
“Frank was great to work with. He represented me in a manner that was professional and very efficient. Frank does what he does because he has a passion for justice. I am very appreciative of all that Frank has done for me and I will recommend him to anyone that needs legal representation conducted the 'right' way.”
I simply want to Thank Frank for his upfront honesty and advise on my case! He saved me from spending my money and gave me the knowledge I needed to go about my situation.
“I simply want to Thank Frank for his upfront honesty and advise on my case! He saved me from spending my money and gave me the knowledge I needed to go about my situation.Thank you You Frank i really appreciate you taking your time to help me out and providing me with options..I hope to never have to go through going to court but if it was the case i would defiantly hire Mr Frank!”
Frank has done an amazing job with my divorce case, I would definitely recommend him to anyone!
“Frank has done an amazing job with my divorce case, I would definitely recommend him to anyone! He has always been available at all times of day, he is very sharp and knows exactly what he's talking about and can explain things very well. I have relied on Frank to take care of this case and he has come through on top at every turn. Excellent lawyer.”