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Deciding to end your marriage is never easy. Sometimes, however, getting a divorce is ultimately what is best for you and your family moving forward. 

If you are in the process of getting divorced in or near Cypress, TX, and aren’t sure where to begin, the lawyers at Ramos Law Group, PLLC, are here to help you move forward. Use our guide below to learn more about the divorce process in Texas and see how a Cypress divorce attorney can help you pursue and protect your rights today. 

An Overview of Texas Divorce: Laws and Considerations

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the divorce rate in Texas in 2021 was 1.4 divorces per 1,000 total population, meaning that there are tens of thousands of divorces in the state each year. 

Although divorces have become relatively common, this does not mean that it is a simple process. So, should you hire a lawyer? Let’s look at a few things to be aware of as you make this decision. 

Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce

A divorce in Texas can be either contested or uncontested. 

An uncontested divorce is one in which both parties can agree on all underlying issues such as property division, custody, and spousal support. Importantly, the parties must agree to all terms of the divorce for the divorce to be considered uncontested. 

Conversely, a contested divorce is one where the parties are unable to reach an agreement on all issues and terms of the divorce. 

Hiring an experienced divorce attorney is always a good idea, regardless of whether or not the divorce is contested. Having a seasoned professional helps protect your rights and interests to the fullest extent of the law. However, because contested divorces are inherently more contentious and likely to end up in court than uncontested divorces—hiring an uncontested divorce attorney is more critical in these cases. 

Grounds for Divorce

Most divorces in Texas are considered no-fault divorces. Texas Family Code § 6.001 refers to this as insupportability. This is commonly called “irreconcilable differences” in many other states. However, in some cases, one or both parties may pursue a fault-based divorce for grounds such as: 

  • Cruelty, 
  • Adultery, 
  • Conviction of a felony, or
  • Abandonment. 

An experienced Cypress divorce lawyer can help you determine what grounds make the most sense to pursue in your particular case. 

Community vs. Separate Property

Texas is what is referred to as a community property state. This means that any property, subject to a few limited exceptions, that is acquired by either spouse during the marriage is considered community property subject to division in the event of a divorce. 

Separate property, on the other hand, consists of: 

  • Property owned by either spouse before the date of marriage; 
  • Property acquired by either spouse during the marriage through gift, devise, or descent; and
  • Compensation obtained by either spouse arising out of a personal injury sustained during the marriage. 

The classification of property as either separate or community property can have a significant impact on how your property is distributed. Thus, having a skilled lawyer with a comprehensive background in Texas divorce matters can go a long way toward making sure that any property division is handled fairly and equitably.  

Types of Divorce Matters We Handle

At Ramos Law Group, PLLC, we are a full-service family law firm, meaning that we handle divorce cases of all shapes and sizes day in and day out. Below are just a few examples of the many divorce-related issues that our lawyers frequently assist with: 

When it comes to something as important as your divorce, it’s important to have the right legal guidance and support in your corner. While there are many lawyers in the greater Houston area, we hope that we can earn your trust as we can fight to protect your rights and interests moving forward. 

Ramos Law Group: Divorce Attorneys You Can Count On

At the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, we pride ourselves on focusing 100% of our energy, passion, and efforts on the practice of law. In fact, firm founder Mary E. Ramos is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a status reserved for less than 1% of all attorneys in Texas. Thus, when you hire us for your Cypress divorce, you can rest assured that you are getting a team with the background, resources, and experience necessary to protect your interests. 

When you’re ready to move forward with your divorce and get the legal representation you need and deserve, contact the Ramos Law Group and get started today. 


How Do I Find the Best Firm for Divorce Near Me? 

Finding the best lawyer for your divorce often requires some research and legwork. A good place to start is with a simple internet search for “best divorce lawyers near me” or something similar. Then, to narrow down your results, check potential firms and attorneys for factors such as experience and specialization in family law and divorce matters. Be sure to also check their prior case results, reviews, and testimonials from former clients. 

How Much Does a Cypress Divorce Lawyer Cost? 

The cost of hiring a divorce lawyer can vary widely depending on a variety of factors such as the attorney’s level of experience and the complexity of the case. Each case has a unique potential workload. For instance, an uncontested divorce will require much less work for your lawyer than a high-net-worth contested divorce. 

While there is never any way to guarantee how much a Texas divorce will ultimately cost, at the Ramos Law Group, we strive to provide fair and transparent pricing so that you have a better idea of what you can expect to pay.   

Do I Need an Attorney If My Divorce Is Uncontested? 

No. You are not required to hire an attorney for an uncontested divorce case. In fact, you don’t need an attorney even if your case is contested. That said, even where an attorney is not required, having legal representation can be an invaluable asset.

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Our Client Testimonials

Superb Law Firm

The decision to end my 25-year marriage was not an easy one, but hiring the Ramos Law Group was. From the initial consultation to the execution of the Divorce Decree everyone at the firm displayed the utmost professionalism and I was treated as if I was their only client. My attorney Lindsey, always provided precise legal guidance, was usually one step ahead of the opposing counsel, and had a superb understanding of how things would play out in the court room. Additionally, whenever my case needed a little extra horsepower, Mary provided that "surge" to keep things on track.

Worth Every Penny

"Ms. Ramos and her entire staff worked with professionalism and compassion to guide me through the most difficult time of my life and to an outcome that was best for my family and myself. Ramos Law is incredible and I highly, highly recommend their services."

Custody case won

"I was recommended to see Mary Ramos for my on coming custody case,it was the best thing I could've done honestly.The Ramos law group was quick with emailed responses and telephone calls,informative with ANY questions I had and they also took action with what they thought would work,which it did,I had money troubles and they were still willing to help they sent me with a younger lawyer Lindsey Lewis to help save some money and she was the best!She knew what she was doing and Mary was still on my case to make sure things went smoothly and to catch any details Lindsey and I might have missed.All in all I am a very satisfied client and if I ever needed a family lawyer again I would come back.My case was won as I received primary for my daughter which is exactly what I asked for.If you're willing to listen to what they have to say and follow their guidance they're definitely worth hiring.I thought I wanted sole custody for my daughter and they explained that wasn't in the best interest for her and honestly they were right,they speak to you on a professional level and also a real level of how things are actually going to work and what could happen if you take a certain action.They definitely care about their clients and make their own bond with you,you're not just money in their pockets you turn into family. "

Divorce Attorney

"I received excellent advice and representation from Ms. Lindsey Lewis. She kept me updated at every step of the process, and I never felt as if my case was set aside. I would hire The Ramos Law Group in the future. "

Highly recommend

"I started my divorce with a lawyer who was not very responsive. My divorce case was complicated and needed more laborious scrutiny. Since the case was not moving forward I had to switch lawyers. Made the switch to Ramos Law group. Since the very first day Mary and her team have been very efficient and meticulous. Since the case was complicated the team had to go through myriads of pages in discovery. I was pleased with the legal team that helped us handle the paperwork in a very timely manner. All my questions were answered very promptly. The relay of information was easy with their software system. We finally had a law firm that we could trust. My divorce was finalized and I only have Mary and her team to thank for going through a difficult divorce. I would highly recommend the Ramos law group for their help and support for getting my life back on track. "

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