Frequently Asked Questions About Texas Divorce
When going through a divorce, you are forced to make decisions about things that you’ve probably never thought about. It’s important to have an attorney who can help you through the process. Wyble Law Firm, PLLC, has been helping clients throughout Texas when it matters most.
For your convenience, below is a list of frequently asked divorce questions with answers. To discuss your case and learn more about how we can help, call our office in Terrell at 972-524-9222 or fill out our contact form.
Q: How is property divided?
A: Texas is a community property state, which means that everything you and your spouse have acquired during your marriage will have to be split during a divorce. Anything that you brought into the marriage is yours to keep. A judge will decide what is fair based on a number of factors such as each spouse’s income and if there are any children involved.
Q: What is a contested vs. an uncontested divorce?
A: When you and your spouse can agree on all the terms of your divorce, it is considered an uncontested divorce. This is often the simplest and fastest way of doing things. If you cannot agree on significant parts of the divorce, it is known as a contested divorce. This is where a proper attorney can be helpful in getting you what is fair.
Q: Will my divorce go to trial?
A: You will only have to go to trial if you cannot agree on the terms of your divorce. A judge will then look at what both sides present and have the final say.
Q: How long does a divorce take?
A: Every case is different, but you can be divorced within 60 days. Depending on your assets and whether or not you and your spouse can come to an agreement, it can take up to a year or longer.
Q: Can I handle my divorce myself?
A: While it is possible to do this, it is always a good idea to talk with an attorney. Without proper guidance, you may make mistakes that you later regret.