Pursuing a Divorce

Navigating a divorce in Texas involves much more than legal paperwork; it's about safeguarding your future, assets, and family relationships. With the stakes so high, having The Law Office of Udo Ezeamama by your side is essential. Specializing in family law, we provide the expertise and support needed to protect your interests through every step of the process. Trust in our experience to guide you toward a new beginning with confidence and peace of mind. Click below to schedule a consultation!

Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce

The path of a divorce often hinges on whether it's contested or uncontested. Uncontested divorces tend to progress swiftly, as both parties find common ground on crucial issues such as asset division, alimony, and the custody and support of children. However, when disputes arise over any of these matters, the divorce shifts to a contested status. This change usually means the divorce will head to trial, barring any agreements reached through mediation or alternative dispute resolution methods. These approaches aim to bridge differences, steering the process away from the courts and towards a mutually acceptable resolution.

Spousal Support (Alimony)

Spousal support, commonly referred to as alimony, plays a critical role in the financial dynamics of a divorce. It's designed to provide financial stability to a spouse who may not have the same earning capacity or resources as the other post-divorce. The determination of alimony involves various factors, including the duration of the marriage, each spouse's financial situation, and their future earning potentials. Negotiating alimony can become a complex aspect of divorce proceedings, especially when both parties have differing views on what is fair or necessary.

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Other Things to Consider with Divorce:

In Texas, family courts often mandate that spouses attempt mediation before going to trial. This method of dispute resolution involves a neutral third-party mediator facilitating negotiations in a less formal setting to resolve issues such as divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, etc. If agreements are reached, a binding agreement often called a Mediated Settlement Agreement will be created and signed. If the process is not successful, you can opt out and our team will advise you on the possibility of litigation. Our attorneys are ready to represent you in mediation and will determine when it may be necessary to consider litigation.

In Texas, if both parents cannot agree on an arrangement for minor children in a divorce, the court will decide who will have possession and decision-making authority for the children's upbringing. When making a decision about the custody of minor children in a divorce, the court considers various factors, such as the welfare of the child, any past instances of domestic violence, and the opinions of children who are 12 years or older. In certain situations, child custody agreements can be reached outside of court through mediation. If an agreement cannot be reached, legal action may be the next step, and our team is ready to represent you in any situation. We assist clients in seeking modifications to existing child custody orders if there has been a significant change in circumstances.

Typically, courts in Texas support children maintaining relationships with both parents, unless there are exceptional circumstances. The parent without primary physical custody usually has a scheduled visitation time that must be respected by the other parent. Our team can assist in negotiating these terms and ensure that fair access to the child or children is maintained.

A divorce decree requires both parents to comply with all its terms, including a visitation schedule. If the parent with possession denies the other parent access to the children according to the visitation guidelines, the affected parent may file a court motion to enforce the order. Our attorneys are well-versed in different enforcement remedies, including those related to denied visitation.

Our experienced litigators are well-equipped to handle contested divorces and other family law conflicts that may require court action. We are committed to fighting for your interests and will not hesitate to take your case to trial if necessary. However, we also consider alternative dispute resolution options when appropriate.

In Texas, your assets will be considered either “community property” or “separate property.” Assets acquired during the marriage are considered community property, even if only one spouse's name is on the ownership documents. An asset is considered separate property if it was obtained before the marriage, as a gift, inheritance, or as part of a personal injury award or settlement. In Texas, only property acquired during the marriage is subject to division in a divorce. Our team is experienced in handling complex property division disputes, including disputes over allegedly mixed property, retirement benefits, farms, ranches, and other assets. Our family law attorneys in Texas can help you negotiate a fair division of assets, including property, investments, and retirement accounts.

Some aspects of a divorce decree may not be permanent and can be modified if a significant change in circumstances occurs. Modifications to child custody, child support, and spousal support can be requested with the proper justification. We can evaluate your case and advise if your current situation warrants a modification.

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