Your Next Steps After the Words “I Want a Divorce” in Texas
Posted by Ramos Law Group, PLLC | Discovery, Divorce
You or your partner has finally said the big words: “I want a divorce.” In Texas, the law provides a straightforward legal process for this to happen. But you’ll need a guide, an experienced attorney who can take you through the process successfully.
At Ramos Law Group we specialize in divorce and will work hard on your behalf to get you a good result. To get started, you’ll need an initial divorce consultation with us. That’s where you’ll speak with a qualified family law attorney to understand the legal process and personalize it to your situation.
Answering Your Major Questions
After the first words “I want a divorce,” there are a few major questions that come up again and again with our clients.
- Child Custody & Child Support
- Spousal Support (Alimony)
- The Division of Property and Assets
- Protective Orders & Temporary Orders (Personal Safety, Access to Money, Etc.)
Are You Financially Dependent on Your Spouse?
If your spouse is the one who makes most of the income or otherwise controls most of the assets in your household, divorce can be especially traumatic. Perhaps you had chosen to support the relationship or children over your own career. Now you’re facing the prospect of going up against your ex and being vastly outspent by them in the divorce proceedings. You’re probably afraid of being left with nothing, and asking yourself: “Will I have someplace to live?” “How will I survive?”
These are the kinds of fears that keep people in an abusive relationship far too long. No one should have to live with that kind of trauma, and you are right to commit to getting a divorce. When you’ve said “I want a divorce,” in Texas, you have the options to make it happen even if you are dependent on your partner.
Fortunately, divorce courts rarely split up marital property and assets in such a way that it causes severe financial hardship for either spouse. If you presently have no means of providing for yourself, spousal support and maintenance is a definite possibility. Through a combination of keeping property (like the house) and receiving regular payments, spousal support provides you with a helping hand so that you can get a job and get back on your feet without ending up homeless or hungry.
Let Ramos Law Group Guide You Through a Successful Divorce
You’ve already taken the biggest step. You’ve said, “I want a divorce.” In Texas, you need an experienced family law attorney to help you take the next steps of actually getting the legal process underway.
Contact Ramos Law Group today to begin the journey of a successful divorce, so that you can get past this stressful time and move on with your life with a fair division of property and custody.