Katy, Texas Divorce Attorney
Qualified Divorce Representation in Katy and the Surrounding Areas
The decision to end your marriage is a difficult one to make. When you are married, you typically share a home, intertwine finances, and often start a family with a person with whom you intend to spend the rest of your life. If your relationship with your spouse breaks down, it is usually a very difficult emotional time, and you will likely be dealing with feelings of sadness, grief, anxiety, and stress about the future.
As if these emotional issues were not enough, divorce often involves many practical considerations as well. Who will get the house? Will the children primarily live with one of you or will you split time? Will your spouse provide you with financial support or will you be required to pay alimony? The way that these and other issues that often arise in divorce are resolved can have a direct impact on your life and your future, so it is critically important to do everything possible to protect your legal rights. In almost every case, this starts with contact an experienced divorce attorney in Katy, Texas.
Protecting the Legal Rights of Individuals Involved in an Uncontested Divorce
There are some lucky divorcing couples who are able to end their marriages amicably and agree on all of the issues that need to be resolved before the divorce is finalized. This type of divorce is often referred to as an “uncontested divorce,” as neither party is contesting any of the issues that need to be resolved. If you are in this situation, you may be tempted to not retain legal counsel in order to save money or simply because you think it is unnecessary.
Failing to consult with an attorney during the divorce process can jeopardize your legal rights and wind up with you needing to spend more on legal fees in the future trying to undo the issues that you inadvertently created. Divorce is a complicated matter, and many people are unaware of the fact that the way that matters are resolved could have a significant impact on your financial and personal life for years. Some of the ways that an attorney can be of assistance include the following:
- Make sure you are aware of your rights
- Ensure that the agreement that you come to accurately reflects your wishes
- Review the documentation that you are submitting to the court for accuracy
- Walk you through the legal process of getting a divorce
Because of the significant rights that can be affected by a divorce, it is always advisable to speak with an attorney prior to taking any legally binding action
Committed to Favorably Resolving Contested Issues in Divorce
Unfortunately, not every couple who decides to get a divorce is able to agree on the way that issues related to their divorce will be resolved. In fact, if you have decided to get divorced, it is possible that your relationship with your spouse has degraded to the point that you are unable to communicate in a productive way. In acrimonious divorces where the issues are contested, it is crucial that each party retains a skilled and experienced Katy divorce attorney in order to ensure that their rights are protected.
At The Vendt Law Firm, PLLC, we regularly work with clients with disputes related to the following:
The way in which the community estate is divided can have a significant impact on your life. As a community property state, Texas courts have discretion in determining how to divide property among a divorcing couple. Some of the factors they consider include the relative ages of the parties, their level of education, the amount of separate property each party owns, business opportunities, health, and importantly, marital fault. Due to the level of discretion that courts have in dividing property, it is extremely important for anyone involved in a property dispute to speak with an attorney immediately.
Contested Child Custody
Child custody disputes are among the most difficult disputes to resolve in a contested divorce. When Texas courts determine child custody, they are required to consider the best interests of the child and are allowed to consider any factor that they deem relevant to that determination. An attorney can have a significant impact on the way child custody cases are decided.
Spousal maintenance, or alimony, is a payment made from one spouse to another in order to allow the receiving spouse to meet his or her needs. Texas courts have significant latitude making determinations about maintenance, so if you are seeking maintenance or are opposed to paying it, you should retain an attorney who will present your case it the best light possible.
Providing Ongoing Representation
At The Vendt Law Firm, PLLC, our representation does not necessarily end when your divorce is over. The way that issues related to child custody, child support, and spousal maintenance are resolved at the time of your divorce are based on the circumstances that exist at that time. As we all know, things change as we go through life, sometimes dramatically. Our lawyer is available to help our clients who are seeking to modify or prevent modification to court orders related to support and custody and have the skill and experience necessary to resolve your case as favorably as possible. Some of the events that may warrant a modification to a court order related to a divorce include the following:
- A job offer
- A health crisis
- Evidence of drug or alcohol abuse on the part of the other parent
- Physical abuse
Contact a Katy Divorce Lawyer Today to Discuss Your Case
Going through a divorce is difficult. The good news is that you do not have to do it alone. Our attorney is dedicated to providing individuals in the area with compassionate and effective legal representation that takes their needs and goals into account. To learn more about how we can help you, call our office today at 832-276-9474 or send us an email through our online contact form.