HOUSTON DIVORCE LAWYERS
Divorce is an emotionally difficult time for the entire family.
Combined with the financial and logistical challenges you face during divorce, you may find it hard to make sense of the rapid changes in your life, much less make reasoned decisions about the legal matters you must deal with. You need a Houston divorce lawyer from Moffett Law Firm who understands every aspect of your divorce and can explain your options clearly. Only then can you start planning a new future for your family.
Moffett Law Firm represents clients in both contested divorce and uncontested divorce proceedings. We are particularly experienced with complex divorce cases, and we are not afraid to take a case to trial to achieve our clients’ goals. The earlier you consult with our experienced Houston divorce lawyers, the better prepared you will be to navigate this process.
A knowledgeable divorce attorney on your side can help you avoid common pitfalls, educate you about applicable laws and the courts, and guide you through the process.
Contested Divorce in Houston: When You Just Can’t Work It Out
Most divorce cases are contested and require significant work from Houston divorce attorneys and clients to finalize. Contested divorces often require the following steps:
- The identification and valuation of community assets, including high net worth and complex assets
- The division of the assets and liabilities
- Identification and litigation of child custody, visitation and support
- Income issues
- Claims for spousal support
Most contested divorce cases do resolve via settlement prior to the final trial. How your case settles, however, and the benefits you receive from such settlement depend largely on the work that you and your Houston divorce attorney do during the case.
At Moffett Law Firm, we work diligently and aggressively to protect your interests, prosecute your claims and position your case for the best result possible, whether at settlement or final trial. We have extensive experience handling complicated divorce cases, including the unique challenges of LGBTQ divorce issues. We find that preparing your case for trial puts you in the best position possible for achieving your goals. The trial may take place before a judge or a jury and may involve some or all issues in your case. In the event your case goes to trial, we will aggressively and effectively pursue your interests.
The Benefits Of An Uncontested Divorce
An uncontested divorce may be an option for you, if you and your spouse agree on most terms. This allows you to make decisions tailored to your family’s situation that you both agree on, rather than having the court make those decisions for you.
An uncontested divorce can save you time and money, and sometimes result in a better outcome for everyone. You must agree on matters such as the division of assets, child custody and visitation, and child support. We are happy to assist you in creating a binding divorce agreement and Final Decree of Divorce.
Protecting Your Relationship With Your Child
Each family is impacted differently when dealing with divorce proceedings. The relationship with your child is unique, and we believe it deserves a custom solution specific to your needs.
The custody of children is determined by the courts applying a “best interest” of the child test when deciding issues of custody, visitation and financial support of the child. Our child custody lawyers will strategize to protect your relationship with your child.
Every Child Needs Support
Every child custody suit will deal with child support. Texas has a formula that calculates child support based on the number of children in the suit, if the parent has other children to support and the available resources of the parent.
When Does Spousal Support Apply in Houston?
Texas is not an alimony state. However, Texas statutes do create a similar function referred to as Chapter 8 Maintenance, or Texas spousal support. Eligibility requires the spouse seeking support to have insufficient income to provide for his or her own reasonable minimum needs. In addition, there are several other conditions that must be met to qualify for spousal support.
Building a case with a Houston divorce attorney is vital to successfully being awarded spousal maintenance or defending a request for spousal maintenance. If you or your spouse are requesting spousal maintenance or are unsure about qualifying for spousal maintenance, we can answer your questions.