A Combined 35 Years of Texas Family Law Experience

The attorneys of The Vendt Law Firm are committed to helping clients facing divorce throughout Richmond, Rosenberg, Katy & Sugar Land


A Combined 35 Years of Texas Family Law Experience


Divorce & Child Custody Attorneys in Richmond, Texas

Serving Clients throughout Fort Bend County

The process of getting divorced is never easy. Whether your relationship is ending amicably or contentiously, you are likely in an emotional situation and you may be stressed about the uncertainty of your future. Divorce 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.

We have experience representing clients in the following matters:

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.

Family Law Attorney in Richmond, TX

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!

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.

These include matters such as:

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.

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