Handling The Legal Aspects Of Divorce So You Can Focus On Moving Forward
Making the decision to separate from a spouse is one of the most difficult decisions a person has to make. Whether the marriage will end in divorce or the separation will continue, it is always important to take into account the short-term and long-term effects that a separation will have on your life. When your future is at stake, get the help you need from an experienced divorce attorney.
At The Law Office of Christopher J. Miller in Weatherford, Texas, I am committed to helping clients with all aspects of separation and divorce. I pride myself on showing my clients how this is not the end, but a new beginning for their lives.
Divorce Issues That Often Arise
I am here to provide information and assistance to clients in all matters that relate to divorce, including:
- Spousal support: Age of the spouses, length of the marriage, income-earning potential and other factors are considered by the court when determining the amount of spousal support (sometimes called alimony or spousal maintenance) to be paid.
- Property division: Texas is a community property state, which means that all marital property is divided 50-50 between the divorcing parties. However, there may be exceptions to this rule.
- Child custody: The well-being of the children is central in a child custody case, as their needs and wishes should be of the utmost importance when determining who has physical, legal and/or sole custody.
- Child support: Like many other states, child support in Texas is set by state statute and calculated according to a formula that considers factors such as the number of children and the income of each parent.
Ways Of Resolving A Divorce
There are a few different ways in which a divorce can be resolved. The approach I will take will depend on your specific situation while taking your wishes into account. Possible options include the following:
- When children are involved, it is always best to be as amicable throughout the process as possible. This can include using mediation as an avenue of resolution as an alternative to the traditional litigious divorce process. I have a dedicated mediation room for clients who choose this route.
- If the traditional path is for you, we can work through divorce litigation and negotiate outside of court as much as possible. However, I am a skilled litigator who will articulate and argue your case in court whenever this step is necessary in order for your rights to be preserved in the divorce.