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Helping Our Clients Effectively Dissolve Their Marriage

Serving Residents of Harris County & the Surrounding Areas

Coming to terms with the idea of getting a divorce is a difficult and often traumatic process. Depending on the length of the marriage, the marital estate might be very complex and valuable. Perhaps there are young children involved, and the parents must grapple with the idea of splitting possession and decision making. Plus, it can be expensive, particularly when the parties begin living in two separate households. All of this can be very overwhelming to someone who has decided to pursue a divorce. And while having an attorney is by no means a requirement, obtaining a competent family lawyer can help guide you through the divorce process.

Contact our Pearland divorce lawyers at (832) 299-1990 to learn how we can help you resolve your case.

Requirements of Divorce

Most states require a ‘cooling-off’ period. In Texas, this period is 60 days. This means that, once a formal petition for divorce is filed, the case cannot be completely finalized until the 61st day it has been on file. Additionally, Texas has certain residential requirements that must be met before someone can file for divorce. At least one party must be a resident of the state of Texas for at least 6 months, and a resident of that county for 90 days before a petition for divorce can be filed.

Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce

There are two main types of divorces in Texas: contested or uncontested.

A contested divorce means that the parties cannot agree on important matters, such as:

An uncontested divorce occurs when the parties can agree on all aspects of the divorce, and they simply need to memorialize this agreement in a final court order. While they can do this without the assistance of a lawyer, it is recommended that at least one party retains a lawyer to ensure the paperwork is drafted appropriately, and that all documents are drafted to ensure the conveyance of property (like deeds). Uncontested divorces tend to be less expensive and time-consuming than contested cases.

High Net-Worth Divorce

In Texas, the division of marital assets must be ‘just and right’. This does not necessarily mean assets should be split evenly, but the division must be fair for all parties involved. High net-worth estates can be incredibly complex and contain items such as:

  • multiple real properties
  • multiple investment accounts
  • multiple businesses

To get a proper and accurate valuation of the estate, it is often necessary to hire experts to ensure the items are divided fairly.

Let Our Pearland Attorneys Help You Resolve Your Marriage

Navigating the divorce process can be intimidating but hiring a lawyer to help you through it can be immensely worthwhile. They will ensure your paperwork is appropriate and ensure the rules of procedure are followed. It is also worth the investment for your peace of mind, knowing that you have someone in your corner who can advocate for your best interests.

Complete our online contact form or call us directly at (832) 299-1990 to schedule your initial consultation.

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Our Testimonials

Former Clients Share Their Stories
  • When I needed a lawyer - he was the only person that I called.

    “I met Papa via a networking group, and I found him to be very personable and when I needed a lawyer - he was the only person that I called. Papa handled my divorce. I had a lot of questions and he ...”

    - Sharmain
  • Professional, personable, and readily available for any questions or concerns.

    “Professional, personable, and readily available for any questions or concerns. I was quite impressed and I will definitely recommend him to anyone I know!”

    - Kim
  • I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.

    “He did an excellent job in my divorce. He would always get back with me when I had a question on my case. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.”

    - Osmin
  • I can't express how grateful I am to have come across this firm.

    “I can't express how grateful I am to have come across this firm. A high level of care is what keeps clients coming back and making referrals. Thanks Papa!!!”

    - Former Client
  • The man deals with facts and does not stand on shaky grounds.

    “His litigating skills leaves no doubts for my wife and I. He has represented us in our divorce cases and family matters with the court. The man deals with facts and does not stand on shaky grounds. Our family case trial was a real look at what he can do. H”

    - Larry
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