Effective Advocacy and Assistance with All Aspects of Divorce
As your divorce attorney in San Antonio, TX, we are here to support you and to help you navigate all aspects of your case.
Temporary Orders before Final Orders
Temporary orders are designed to preserve the status quo and protect the parties, property, and children from the time a divorce is requested to the time it is finalized and your divorce is granted. Temporary orders allocate between the parties temporary rights and obligations as it relates to pressing issues that need to be addressed early on, such as the care, visitation, and support of the children, control over property, and payment of the bills. We help you determine whether your family will need temporary orders and what issues to address to best protect you, your assets, and your children.
In a divorce, the assets owned by you and your spouse must be identified, valued, and allocated amongst each spouse. Texas is a community property state, meaning that, except for separate property, each spouse jointly owns all assets acquired or created during the marriage by either spouse, regardless of which spouse earned the asset or who is identified as the named owner of the asset. Likewise and depending on the debt, each spouse may be held jointly responsible for a debt that either spouse incurred. In a divorce, community property and the parties’ debts are subject to a “just and right” division. Courts look at a variety of factors to determine a just and right division. For example, some of the factors a court will assess include, but are not limited to, each party’s need for support and relative educational and financial positions, whether either party is at fault for the breakup of the marriage, the length of the marriage, and the type of property involved. We assist in applying these factors to help develop a property division that is equitable and protects your financial future.
If you meet certain criteria and the assets received by you upon the divorce are not sufficient to meet your minimum reasonable needs, you may be entitled to receive spousal maintenance (often commonly referred to as “alimony”) for a period of time after your divorce is final. We will identify and effectively advocate your need for maintenance to allow for a more successful and peaceful transition to your post-divorce life.
Family Law Attorney San Antonio – Uncontested Divorce
An uncontested divorce is one where you and your spouse have reached an agreement on all issues affecting either your person, your property, and/or your children, and you need an attorney simply to help you formalize your agreement. Even after having worked everything out amongst yourselves, an experienced attorney should serve to prepare the petition for divorce, divorce decree, and identify and prepare any other documents that accurately represents your agreement and finally resolves all issues. We can help you get it right the first time in a cost-effective manner by preparing and filing the necessary documents for you.