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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 Texas Divorce Attorney 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 Choose A Board-Certified Family Law 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.
According to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, there are more than 90,000 licensed attorneys in Texas while only 7,150 of them have earned the title of “specialist” in their particular area of the law. That is less than 10% of attorneys in the state of Texas. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization recognizes 22 practice areas that attorneys can specialize in, one of them being Personal Injury Trial Law. Of the 7,150 Board Certified Attorneys in Texas, less than 900 of them are certified in Family Law. This means that only around 11% of Texas attorneys are considered Board Certified Specialists in this area of the law. One of those attorneys is on staff at our firm.
According to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, “Board Certified Lawyers earn the right to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of the law. In fact, they are the only attorneys allowed by the State Bar of Texas to do so.”
Our attorney Steve Walden is a family law specialist, and this can prove to be an immense benefit to our clients. The Texas Board of Legalization offers Board Certification in order to distinguish those attorneys who have exemplified superior skill and knowledge in their field. A Board Certification is a mark of excellence that sets these attorneys apart from the rest. It is not only extremely difficult to pass the test to become Board Certified in Family Law, but these attorneys must also remain involved in the Family Law field and obtain periodic reviews from peers in that field. The process is rigorous, but the results are worthwhile. Hiring a Board Certified Family Law Lawyer can make the difference between the success or failure of your case.
Our attorneys can practice Family Law in Bell County, Coryell County, Lampasas County, Milam County and Williamson County.