Compassionate Guidance For Your Divorce
Are you required to have a lawyer to divorce in Texas? No. But, unless you are a qualified professional, going through the divorce process without a family law attorney can create problems that will haunt your future. It is not enough to hire any family law lawyer. You need a Texas attorney who is capable of delivering results.
Lackey Law Firm, P.C., is staffed with experienced attorneys who understand the challenges of divorce. You will have consistent communication during your case so that you can get answers to your questions and understand how your case is progressing.
The attorneys at Lackey Law Firm, P.C., provide valuable legal assistance for spouses filing for divorce. Equipped with years of experience, they are prepared to guide you in the settlement process, or fight for your rights in court with your future in mind.
Match The Right Methods To Your Goals
There are several types of divorce cases in Texas, including:
- Collaborative divorce: Parties collaborate to negotiate and settle their differences without litigation. Although the parties might not agree on everything at all times, the collaborative divorce process can facilitate the parties reaching agreements on issues such as spousal support, custody, property division and child support.
- Contested divorce: Either party disputes one or more issues of the case, and a court determination is required to resolve the matters.
- Uncontested divorce: Both spouses work together to cooperatively dissolve their marriage and reach an agreement on issues in the case, which can include the informal settlement, mediation or collaborative divorce processes.
- At-fault divorce: There are claims in the divorce that a spouse has caused the divorce. The court can grant a divorce in favor of one spouse on grounds such as cruelty, adultery, abandonment, living apart or confinement in a mental hospital.
- No-fault divorce: The ground for divorce is that the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities that destroy the legitimate ends of the marital relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.
- Default divorce: The court grants the divorce after one spouse fails to respond to the filing of the other spouse after a certain period has passed, and several conditions have been met.
You deserve an attorney who listens to your needs and keeps you updated on the status of your case. You can expect compassionate and personalized legal services when you hire attorney Alicia Lackey to be your advocate. Alicia Lackey has significant experience in divorce and many other types of cases related to family law.
Supporting Your Concerns
When going through a divorce, it is common to have concerns about various aspects of the process. The attorneys of Lackey Law Firm, P.C., can help you understand the divorce process, file the necessary paperwork and negotiate with the other party to reach a settlement. They can help you with some of the most common issues that come with divorce, such as:
- Separate property: Texas is a community property state, meaning property acquired during the marriage is generally considered community property and subject to division. However, separate property, such as property acquired before the marriage or through inheritance or gift, is typically not subject to division. The attorneys at Lackey Law Firm, P.C., can help you identify and properly classify separate property to ensure it is protected in the divorce.
- Child custody and support: Texas law prioritizes the best interests of the child when making decisions about custody and support. Our attorneys can help you understand the factors considered when making these decisions and work with you to develop a plan in your child’s best interests.
- Retirement and bank accounts: Dividing retirement accounts can be stressful. While these assets can often be in the category of community property, there are some exceptions. The skilled lawyers at Lackey Law Firm, P.C., help you understand how retirement and bank accounts will be divided in the divorce.
- Impact of who files: In Texas, the person who files for divorce is referred to as the Petitioner, and the responding party is referred to as the Respondent. The Petitioner may have some advantages. Lackey Law Firm can discuss the pros and cons of filing versus responding based on the specific facts and circumstances in your unique case.
- Hidden assets: The attorneys at Lackey Law Firm, P.C., may help you find hidden assets the other party may own. Hidden assets may include money, property or other assets the other party has not disclosed.
It is essential to have experienced support during a divorce so that you know what to expect and how to approach issues as they arise.
Schedule A Consultation To Evaluate Your Case
The lawyers at Lackey Law Firm, P.C., can help you pursue a fresh start through a divorce. Call 888-705-0307 today or fill out an online contact form to schedule a consultation at our offices located in Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, Austin and Corpus Christi.*
*Main office is located in Austin, Texas. All office locations are staffed by appointment only.