Get Through One of the Most Difficult Times of Your Life With the Help of a Compassionate El Paso Divorce Lawyer
At the Huerta Law Firm, we understand how stressful, complicated, and tiresome going through a divorce can be. Our team is dedicated to helping everyone who has taken this difficult step in their lives. Having a divorce lawyer by your side every step of the way can help make the transition go smoothly, easing your worries and ensuring everything is done correctly.
The Divorce Process in Texas
While we wish it were simpler, divorce can be a long and tiring process. During the process, you and your partner will need to make many important decisions and come to terms with many important realities. This is what the process may look like:
- Qualifications and Validity – Not everyone qualifies for divorce in Texas. Before setting up the process and hiring a lawyer, it’s important to determine if you are qualified and have valid grounds for divorce. Some valid grounds for divorce include cruelty, adultery, and felony convictions given to you or your spouse. At this point, you will also need to know in which county to file. You can find this information on the city municipal website for the city you live in.
- Property Distribution – When you file for divorce in Texas, you will need to decide how your property will be distributed between you and your spouse because Texas is a “community property” state. This means your property will be split evenly between you and your spouse. Some items that are ineligible for this mandate include items given to you or your partner as gifts, items that were claimed before the marriage, and items in question that were claimed by a spouse as payment for injuries caused by the other spouse.
- Child Custody – This is one of the biggest reasons why couples choose to hire a divorce attorney. Child custody can be a hard battle to fight. It’s important to discuss with your spouse beforehand how you would like to split the custody of your child or children. If you have a bad relationship with your spouse or think he or she is unfit to have any custody of your children, working with a lawyer can help you build a case against them so you can be awarded full custody.
- Spousal Support. Spousal support is generally a requirement according to Texas law. If a spouse is unable to support him or herself without the support of the other spouse, the other spouse will be required to give them maintenance, or monetary support for life post-divorce. However, the spouse needing maintenance will need to qualify for it based on certain criteria, including physical and mental disabilities as well as taking care of a child who has disabilities or requires substantial care.
Types of Divorces in Texas
There are four main types of divorce in Texas. There are pros and cons to each, however, it will ultimately depend on what makes sense for your unique situation. Let’s examine the differences:
- Agreed or uncontested: If both parties are able to work out the divorce mutually, then an uncontested divorce allows for the parting couple to reach an amicable resolution, likely without the need to drag the process out in court.
- Collaborative: In a collaborative divorce, each party will have his or her own lawyer in order to reach resolutions regarding conflicts. Meetings will be held to negotiate both parties’ requests and to reach agreements.
- Mediated resolution: Similar to a collaborative divorce, a mediated divorce will negotiate each party’s demands. Mediation sessions generally run for half a day or a full day, depending how much time is necessary.
- Litigation: Typically, a litigation is the last resort in divorce. When either party is unable to engage in collaborative or mediated sessions, it could be time to settle things in court. This process is lengthier than others as you will need to attend hearings and a trial.
Our divorce lawyer will always seek the easiest and least time-consuming option for you while ensuring your case is handled with one hundred percent dedication.
Why Hire a Divorce Lawyer?
In many civil and justified divorces, you may be able to go through the process on your own without the assistance of a divorce attorney. However, a divorce attorney can support you in your time of need by helping you navigate the legalities of a divorce and keeping things civilized between you and your partner, especially if the divorce itself is tense and emotional.
Working With Our Divorce Lawyer — The Best Divorce Attorney in El Paso
Attorney Jonathan Huerta and our entire team are committed to creating an excellent client/attorney relationship in order to produce a positive outcome for you and your family. When you hire Mr. Huerta to handle your divorce, you can expect the following:
- Applied experience and knowledge throughout the entire process
- Exceptional communication
- Availability to meet with you personally
- Ability to handle complicated manners in a timely fashion
- Support and readily available resources to help answer your most critical questions
Connect With Our Law Firm and Find Peace of Mind for Tomorrow
The Huerta Law Firm is dedicated to making this difficult time easier for you. We keep your personal needs at the core of your case and will always do what’s best for you and your children. Please call us today to begin the process or to receive additional information.