Conroe Divorce Lawyer
Divorce Solutions for Inside & Outside the Texas Courtroom
The decision to get divorced is usually not an easy one. You may agonize for months or even years before you decide to move forward. While the lead-up to divorce can be difficult, the path forward after the decision can be just as challenging. You undoubtedly will have questions, concerns, and worries about your future and that of your children, as well as emotional turmoil that can be overwhelming.
Throughout this life-altering event, when the stakes can be high, the services of a trusted divorce attorney can be invaluable in easing the journey. At Erica Jackson Law, our family law firm are here to provide the counsel and guidance you need, including options that can reduce stress, expense, and time spent in family courtrooms engaged in exhausting battles.
Our family law attorney is a Certified Mediator who has mastered the skills and art of negotiation and who can support you through not only negotiation and mediation but the collaborative law process as well. However, she will also aggressively advocate for you in court if that best serves your interests.
Schedule an appointment to discuss your case with our Conroe divorce attorney at Erica Jackson Law by submitting your contact information online or by calling (936) 226-0171. Our family law firm serve clients throughout The Woodlands, Montgomery County and the surrounding areas in TX.
Divorce in Texas
Your divorce in Texas will raise financial and child-related issues that must be resolved, whether outside the courtroom or through a trial, for the process to be finalized.
These family law issues include child custody and visitation, child support, the division of marital property and debt, and the issue of alimony (also known as spousal maintenance).
Most divorces in Texas are based on no-fault, also known as irreconcilable differences, or, in Texas terms, “insupportability.” This type of divorce does not require you to prove at trial that your spouse was responsible for the marital breakdown due to misconduct. This allows for a faster process, providing you and your spouse can reach an agreement on the issues related to your divorce.
Texas divorce also provides other grounds, including those involving fault, for those who wish to go that route. These include adultery, cruelty, abandonment, a felony conviction, and mental illness.
How Long Do You Have to Be Separated Before Divorce in TX?
There is no requirement for a period of separation in Texas before filing for divorce.
Therefore, a person can file a divorce if one spouse has been a domiciliary of Texas for six months and a county resident for 90 days.
However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if you seek a divorce based on cruelty, abandonment, or adultery, you must prove that the behavior occurred during the marriage.
Speaking with our divorce attorney is crucial to understand your rights and options. Our divorce attorney in Conroe can help you file for divorce, negotiate a fair settlement, and represent you in a court in Texas if necessary.
Divorce Options in Conroe, Texas
Fewer couples today wish to engage in divorce litigation's stressful and expensive proposition if it can be prevented in Conroe, TX. Finding alternative ways to resolve your divorce benefits you and your children by avoiding the turmoil of a trial. These methods can also put you and your spouse in control of the outcome as opposed to being subject to the dictates of a judge.
At Erica Jackson Law, we are proponents of these more amicable and productive divorce methods, such as:
- Negotiation. We can help you engage in constructive negotiation with your spouse to reach an agreement on the terms and conditions of your divorce.
- Mediation. As a Certified Mediator, Attorney Erica Jackson is trained and experienced in this process. Mediation involves using a neutral third party (the mediator) who can facilitate positive discussions between the parties (and their attorneys if involved) to find common ground and mutually-beneficial resolutions to custody and financial matters.
- Collaborative law. Both parties and their attorneys meet in four-way sessions to problem solve the issues, using outside experts where needed, such as accountants, appraisers, child therapists, and more to make informed decisions and reach agreements on all the issues. This process is based on a commitment to avoid litigation and, should it fail, the parties must seek other lawyers to represent them in Texas court.
All of the above methods take place outside the TX courtroom.
Once agreements are reached, they can be formally written up by a divorce attorney and submitted to the court for approval. As long as the agreements align with the court policy of serving the child’s best interests and do not violate Texas family law, judges will likely approve and turn them into formal court orders.
This saves you the time, expense, strain, and pressure of a courtroom trial and leaves the decisions and arrangements up to you and your spouse, not a judge.
Your Rights & Best Interests Are Our Priority
Regardless of the method you use to pursue your divorce, whether with or without litigation, Erica Jackson Law is dedicated to helping you reach optimum outcomes. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals in the most effective manner possible. We want to put you in a position to move forward with your rights intact and with the financial resources you need for your security and that of your children.
Our Testimonials See What Our Clients Say
"Erica Jackson helped me and gave me excellent legal counsel through my divorce. She's very caring and is willing to go the extra mile for her clients. Definitely recommend her services."- Michael T.