Privacy, confidentiality, compassion, knowledge and caring: these are a few of the things you need when you are considering filing a divorce in Texas. Since Texas law does not recognize legal separation, couples that are considering living apart must consider filing for divorce or a suit affecting the parent child relationship. This means a host of issues such as property division, child custody and support, and visitation schedules must be considered.
Texas is a community property state; the courts will divide marital property using what is commonly known as “just and right”. Some factors the court will use to determine just and right include the earning power of each spouse, whether there was fault established as grounds for divorce, and the health of each spouse to name a new.
In the case of pension benefits, retirement benefits, or other profit sharing plans, your attorney will have to prepare a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) for the proceeds to be distributed per the court order. These orders are then provided to the employer to arrange the distribution.
Family law issues always involve emotions and we know you are interested in ensuring your children are cared for and protected during the process, so contact Valdez Garza Law Firm, P.C. if you need a skilled, compassionate attorney that will aggressively fight for you while keeping the well being and safety of your children in mind during the process.