Fort Hood Divorce Lawyer
Compassionate Legal Counsel Backed by Experience
The divorce process can be long and expensive. A case does not begin and end with signing divorce papers. In fact, many different factors are critical to a divorce case. Whether your divorce takes place in or out of court, you should consult an attorney.
At the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard, our team of legal professionals has over two decades of experience. We take an empathetic approach to legal counsel because we understand that divorce is highly emotional and affects the whole family. Backed by a history of success, and we are honored to serve clients in Fort Hood and the surrounding area.
Call the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard at (254) 220-4225 today.
Is Divorce Different in Texas?
The divorce process is different in every state. Speed, cost, property division, and custody all vary from state to state. That’s why it is crucial to understand how laws in your state could affect your divorce.
One of the most common concerns regarding divorce is how long it could take to settle. Every divorce case is unique, and there is no time limit for divorce cases. In Texas, divorce is not finalized for at least 60 days after filing, but it can take up to a year from filing to finalization. Your unique circumstances like income, marriage duration, and children may affect your case.
You may be familiar with the term “legal separation,” which means that, in some states, if spouses are living separately for a certain amount of time, they are not married according to the law. However, in this state, spouses are married until the divorce process is finalized.
Another factor to consider is fault. Texas is a no-fault state, which means that the court does not need a specific reason for the divorce when filing. Essentially, the court only needs to see that the marriage cannot continue under the current circumstances, whatever they may be. In this way, our courts take a more general approach to divorce proceedings.
However, they are more specific when dealing with property. There are a few states, including Texas, that recognize community property. This means that there must be a clear division of community and separate property during the divorce proceedings.
Community property is anything bought or paid for during the marriage with joint funds. For example, a car purchased during the marriage with communal funds would be community property. The court views community property as belonging to both spouses. This becomes more complicated when pensions and retirement funds are communal.
Separate property is anything you or your spouse owned or purchased before your marriage or with independent funds. Using the car as an example, if you bought the vehicle with inheritance money given exclusively to you, not your spouse, it is separate.
It is important to understand that these are very complex issues that take time to work through. In cases involving a high net worth, the divorce is more likely to be handled in court to ensure proper oversight of the division of funds. There could be elements of your divorce that are particularly complicated due to your unique circumstances. The best way to help your divorce go smoothly is to consult a qualified legal professional.
Compassionate Counsel from Filing to the Final Decree
Divorce is not easy for families, emotionally or legally. Property division is especially difficult, and the help of an attorney is necessary to work through the complexities of your case.
Our team has helped thousands of clients with their divorces. We work with you to understand the steps in the divorce process and how your circumstance could affect your case. The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard puts our clients’ needs first.
Contact our Fort Hood legal team at the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard.
Brett H. PritchardOur lead lawyer, Brett H. Pritchard, is a graduate from Brigham Young University and Texas Tech University. Earning an exemplary reputation as an aggressive and formidable trial lawyer, Attorney Pritchard is ultimately passionate about protecting his clients' rights.
Brent T. SykoraAttorney Brent T. Sykora has a wealth of experience in the legal realm, stemming firstly from his First Chair litigation experience in both federal and state courts, administrative hearings, and ADR proceedings.
Danah WoodsDanah Woods has a broad range of state and federal civil litigation experience including trial, discovery, and mediation and has practiced throughout the State of Texas. Danah began her career working in the insurance industry as a claims adjuster and ...
Darmeisha SlayAfter graduating from St. Mary’s University, she practiced as a Paralegal at the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard until her acceptance into the Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas. While at TMSL, Darmeisha was accepted to practice in the pro bono Family Law Clinic where she represented indigent clients in uncontested and contested divorces.
Jeff LinickWith a background in business and finance prior to going to law school, Mr. Linick worked for several years in the insurance industry with USAA, a company closely associated with the armed services.
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