Laredo Divorce Attorneys
Understanding Texas Divorce Laws
In addition to being emotionally exhausting, divorce can be logistically and legally challenging. This is where a divorce lawyer can help. Our Laredo divorce attorneys will walk you through each step of the process. We provide all our clients with timely advice and work tirelessly to help you achieve the best possible outcome. At the Law Offices of Rudy Santos, L.L.C., we want to provide you with the support you need during this very stressful process so you can move on to the next stage of your life.
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Types of Divorce
A divorce is the legal process of ending your marriage. It shouldn’t be confused with an annulment, which effectively ends a marriage by treating it as having never happened in the eyes of the law. With a divorce, the court not only acknowledges that you and a spouse were wed, but it also plays a pivotal role in determining the division of assets as well as child custody and support arrangements.
Types of divorce include:
- Fault and no-fault based divorces
- Summary divorces
- Contested and uncontested divorces
- Default divorce
It’s important to carefully consider the type of divorce you will file or how to contest the terms should your spouse file in a manner you do not agree with. Always talk to an experienced divorce attorney before moving forward.
What is The Standard Divorce Process?
There are two primary routes that a divorce can take. The first is mediation. If you and your spouse are still able to effectively communicate, mediation is usually the fastest and most affordable route. You will meet with a mediator several times, agreeing on how you will divide any marital assets and liabilities. If you share children, you will also come to an agreement on child custody during the mediation process. Finally, a judge will issue the divorce decree based on what you and your spouse decide.
Should you and your spouse find it difficult to agree on certain divorce factors or you are in a particularly hostile situation, you will need to complete this process in the courtroom. A judge will decide on a fair division of assets and child custody arrangement. This can take much longer and be much more expensive. In rare cases, your divorce may even need to go before a jury.
No matter which path you choose, trust the team at the Law Offices of Rudy Santos, L.L.C. to provide you with comprehensive and caring legal representation.
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