Divorce Lawyer in Killeen and Temple
Looking for a skilled Texas divorce attorney?
Even thinking about the concept of divorce can bring heartache to many hurting couples. Divorce is not an easy legal mater to handle, especially when matters of child support and
child custody have to be determined. There are different types of divorces, contested and uncontested. Even in uncontested divorces, which are those involving amicable relationships, emotions are typically very sensitive. Feelings of anger, loss, pain and frustration are typically found and one of our attorneys from The Carlson Law Firm is available to release some of the burden from your situation.
Grounds for Divorce
When it comes to establishing the grounds for divorce, the state of Texas has seven that can be considered. Grounds for divorce are reasons that a married couple will be able to legally get divorced. These seven reasons to get divorced include:
This is the most common reason for divorce, which alleges that the marriage has become insupportable as a result of disagreement and conflict. If you and your spouse is not getting along anymore and you cannot see another solution, this would be your solution to choose.
If your spouse has treated you or children in a cruel or abusive manner and living together is no longer an option, this would be the option to choose. This grounds for divorce is also often alleged.
Adultery is a common grounds for divorce. It is when one spouse is not faithful to the other. When one spouse has sexual intercourse with another individual that is not their spouse, this can be used as a grounds for divorce.
In the state of Texas, if your spouse has been convicted of a felony, is imprisoned for a year or more and has not been pardoned, a divorce can take place. This cannot take place if the convicted spouse was imprisoned on the testimony of the one pursuing divorce.
If your spouse has abandoned you a divorce can be accomplished. The important part is that the abandonment had to have lasted for a year or longer.
If you and your spouse have lived apart for at least three years, a divorce is a possibility. This is used when it is a mutual agreement to live separately.
Confinement in a Mental Facility
If your spouse is in a mental hospital and has been for three years, you can pursue divorce. When they do not appear to be improving, a divorce can take place.
Why hire a Texas divorce attorney?
Filing for divorce has many aspects involved. It is a process that is best accomplished with the assistance of an attorney from our firm. We can be your guide through the situation and walk you through each step of the process. No matter what the grounds for divorce, we understand that this is a difficult situation, which is why we are available to help. Since 1976, our firm has served clients in Killeen, Temple and throughout central Texas.