Understanding Divorce in Texas
Going through a divorce can be an incredibly difficult and emotional time. When children, assets, and livelihoods are on the line, it is crucial to have an experienced divorce attorney on your side to help you get the best possible settlement. As a leading family law firm in Texas, we have a proven track record of securing favorable outcomes for our clients. Here's why you should choose us for your Texas divorce.
Navigating Complex Divorce Laws in Texas
Texas divorce laws can be quite complex with issues regarding marital property division, child custody, child support, and more.
Strong Negotiation Skills to Settle Out of Court
Going to trial can result in unpredictable outcomes, unnecessary costs, and increased tensions between spouses. Our goal is to help our clients resolve divorce-related disputes through productive negotiations whenever possible. We have successfully negotiated many favorable out-of-court settlements through mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Settling out of court helps minimize costs and facilitates civil relations between parties.
Aggressive Courtroom Advocacy When Needed
However, we are always prepared to fight for our clients’ rights in court if an agreement cannot be reached. Our firm has decades of combined litigation experience and a proven track record of success at trial. If negotiations reach an impasse, we are ready to aggressively advocate for you before a judge or jury. We are not afraid to take a case all the way through the appeals process if that's what it takes to get the best possible outcome for a client.
Customized Strategy Based on Your Goals
We understand the details of every divorce case are unique. Our legal strategy begins with an in-depth consultation to understand your specific goals. We will determine which issues are most important for you to resolve and focus our efforts accordingly. Whether your priority is optimizing child custody, maximizing spousal support, or achieving an equitable division of marital property, we will customize our representation around your needs and objectives.
Compassionate Counsel During Difficult Times
Divorce takes an emotional toll along with the legal challenges. We provide caring counsel to clients navigating this life transition. Our lawyers are excellent listeners and understand this is an extremely difficult time in your life. We provide comprehensive legal advice along with compassion and emotional support. Going through a divorce is always challenging, but the process is less daunting with an attorney who truly cares about your well-being.
Upfront Pricing with Flexible Payment Options
The cost of divorce can be a major concern. That is why we offer fair, upfront pricing and flexible payment plans. We will provide a clear estimate of total fees and costs early in the process. Our fixed-rate packages and hourly billing options provide cost containment and predictability. We also offer monthly payment plans to ease the financial burden, so you can focus on getting your life back on track after the divorce.
Responsive Communication Every Step of the Way
Going through a divorce while being left in the dark only heightens anxiety and frustration. We maintain open communication and promptly respond to inquiries throughout the legal process. Our entire legal team is dedicated to keeping clients informed with timely case updates. We quickly respond to phone calls and emails, so you always know where you stand. Our coordination helps alleviate stress during an already difficult time.
Divorce often involves high stakes for finances, family relationships, and quality of life. With so much on the line, it is critical to have an experienced divorce attorney fighting for your rights and interests in Texas.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What makes your law firm stand out for divorces in Texas?
Our attorneys have decades of experience focused solely on family law and divorce cases in Texas. We stay up-to-date on constantly evolving laws and have a proven track record of success both in and out of the courtroom. We provide compassionate counsel and work aggressively to protect our clients’ rights and interests.
2. How can I get the best possible settlement in my divorce?
An experienced divorce attorney in Texas can advise you on Texas laws and help develop the optimal legal strategy for your unique situation. We will identify your highest priorities, vigorously negotiate on your behalf, and take the case to trial if fair terms cannot be agreed upon out of court. Thorough preparation and assertive legal advocacy are key.
3. What steps should I take if I'm considering divorce?
It is wise to speak with a divorce attorney as early in the process as possible to understand your rights and options. We can help you strategize next steps regarding initiating separation, documenting assets, establishing custody, requesting temporary support orders, and more to position you for the best outcome.
4. How much does a divorce cost in Texas?
The cost varies significantly based on the complexity of the case and whether it goes to trial. On average, total fees including attorney and filing costs range from $15,000-$30,000. We offer flat-rate packages and payment plans to provide predictability and make the process affordable.
5. How long does it take to finalize a divorce in Texas?
In Texas, there is a statutory 60-day waiting period from when the divorce is filed. Uncontested cases with signed agreements can finalize in 2-3 months. Contested divorces often take 8 months to a year, sometimes longer depending on court schedules and other factors.
Selecting Your Texas Divorce Attorney
Divorce can be difficult but you do not have to navigate it alone. If you need support and want to connect about divorce, please contact our team of experienced attorneys at Bastine Law Group at 281-784-3222.