Tyler Contested & Uncontested Divorce
Texas Divorce Attorney
Serving East Texas, including Smith county and the cities of Tyler, Flint, Bullard, Whitehouse, and Chandler, along with those living abroad.
Every marriage goes through periods of adjustment and occasional conflicts. When differences no longer can be resolved, breaking marital vows might be the only solution.
When a couple has no children and few assets and agrees on the terms of the divorce, the divorce process is relatively simple. Children, real estate, investments and retirement plans complicate the situation. You will need an experienced family law attorney to help you establish new rules and protect your interests.
At the Law Office of Milissa C. Barrick, P.C., located in Tyler, our primary focus is on divorce and related issues that affect your family relationships, including child custody and visitation, child support, alimony and questions of paternity.
When you seek our help with divorce and related issues, attorney Milissa Barrick will carefully listen to your concerns and ensure that she understands your objectives. She will explain the legal procedures under Texas law and give you a realistic and straightforward evaluation of the likely outcome of your divorce.
Texas Grounds for Divorce
In Texas, every divorce filed must declare the grounds on which the divorce is to be granted. Furthermore, the grounds must be substantiated with evidence or testimony; otherwise, the court may dismiss the case.
Grounds for divorce are either fault or no fault. A no-fault divorce means one spouse is not blamed for the dissolution of the marital relationship, and no reasonable expectation of reconciliation exists. When a divorce petition declares fault, the grounds may be any of the following:
- abandonment for at least one year with the intent to abandon permanently
- living apart for at least three years
- cruel treatment that makes living together insupportable
- insanity and state mental hospital confinement
- felony conviction or imprisonment for more than one year
Whether you plan to file for divorce or are agreeing to a petition filed by your spouse, it is vital that you understand the grounds and have your attorney explain any possible legal repercussions.
All too often, individuals consult an attorney only after they have reached a decision to file for a divorce. As with any life-altering decision, it is prudent to get early legal guidance. When you are weighing the pros and cons of divorce, a lawyer can help you understand:
- vital aspects of child custody, child and spousal support that may create serious conflicts once you file a divorce petition,
- division of marital assets and debts,
- the effect of divorce on a family business,
- required modifications for a will and estate plan,
- the consequence of divorce on your tax situation.
Planning ahead, with an attorney at your side, protects your rights and enables you to make wise choices about your future.
When you seek our legal counsel, we help you define your objectives, explain the legal issues involved and help you make decisions that are in your best interests. Our clients have told us that one reason they like our firm is because they always know where they stand. You can rest assured we will always give you honest answers. Our goal is to help you reach a divorce settlement quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.
Our Texas law firm offers an initial consultation at no cost to provide you with the opportunity to learn how attorney Milissa Barrick can make a difference in the outcome of your case. Call our Tyler office at (903) 533-0008 to schedule a free 30 minute consultation, or you may send an e-mail. Legal help is only a click away. Contact Us.
Divorce Lawyer serving Texas residents at home and abroad, whether in the military or employed overseas
We serve East Texas, including the cities of Tyler, Flint, Bullard, Whitehouse, Chandler, Longview, Athens, Jacksonville, Henderson, Gilmer, Quitman, Canton, Palestine, Gladewater and Kilgore.