Houston No-Fault Divorce Lawyers
In divorces, some kind of fault is often attributed to one or both parties as the reason for the divorce, but Texas allows for “no-fault” divorces in which the usual causes of a fault-divorce do not apply and no blame is assigned. In order to file for this kind of divorce, a couple must cite “insupportability,” which means that there is no desire to attempt reconciliation and both parties of the marriage want it to end.
Even a seemingly simple no-fault divorce can come with complications, and it’s important to protect all of your interests when you are negotiating divorce terms. An experienced Houston no-fault divorce attorney of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler can help you do just that. To learn more about how we can guide you through the no-fault divorce process smoothly and effectively, call us today at (713) 802-1777.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
Divorces are life-changing events. Regardless of your feelings today, the divorce process can stir up high emotions, and the tone of the proceeding can shift drastically at any moment. This kind of upheaval can cost you extra time and money. The easiest way to prevent the negative side effects of emotional reactions is to avoid them altogether. The best way to do this is to have an experienced divorce attorney from Holmes, Diggs & Sadler by your side. Let us use our ample experience with divorce proceedings to guide you on the path of least resistance.
Divorce proceedings also have specific rules and conditions that must be followed in accordance with the law. While a no-fault divorce sounds like it might be easy, there are still many steps that need to be taken to complete the process properly. It can be challenging to keep track of all the details associated with a divorce timeline when you are likely just getting used to life without your spouse and trying to maintain all your other responsibilities. Adding a divorce process to your new schedule can be too much, which can result in improperly filed documents and missed deadlines. A professional divorce attorney from Holmes, Diggs & Sadler can handle all aspects of the divorce process so that you can focus your time and energy on the new life that you are building for yourself.
Why Choose Holmes, Diggs & Sadler?
At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, we are leaders in Texas divorce law. Even if you and your spouse are amicable and agree to a no-fault divorce, we know that a divorce is never enjoyable. Our attorneys have a strong background in family law, which means that we understand all aspects of your situation, and we will treat you with respect as we help you through this trying time. We will always listen to your concerns and provide you with legal advice specific to your needs. This personalized approach is very helpful to our clients, who regularly praise our team of lawyers and legal professionals for making a difficult time less challenging.
We have also received praise from leading legal resources, including the American Board of Trial Advocates, Super Lawyers, and Fortune Magazine’s Women Leaders in the Law, to name a few. These accolades show the legal community’s recognition of our experience, skill, and dedication, as well as the successful outcomes we deliver for our clients. Our Houston community also recognized our high level of work by featuring us as Houston’s Top Lawyers in Texas, Houstonia’s Top Lawyers, and Top Attorneys in Texas Monthly magazine.
Texas and No-Fault Divorce
Divorce petitioners often assume that no-fault divorces are fast and easy. However, while the paperwork may be a little shorter, just like any other divorce, there are certain legal processes that must be completed in order for a no-fault divorce to be finalized. The no-fault divorce process in Texas involves:
- Fulfilling Texas’ residency requirements for divorce: At least one spouse must be a resident of in the state of Texas for a minimum of six months before filing and a resident of the county in which you will file for at least 90 days.
- Completing the correct divorce documents: This will involve a divorce decree and other situational documentation. Factors include whether 1) the divorce is contested, 2) you have children, and 3) a custody agreement is already in place.
- Making and keeping copies of all of your documents (not required, but recommended): Holmes, Diggs & Sadler will automatically do this for you as a part of our service and keep all documents securely in your file.
- Taking completed forms to County Clerk: When you use Holmes, Diggs & Sadler for your divorce, we take care of all filings, easing your stress and ensuring that filings are done correctly and on time.
- Paying necessary fees: Texas divorce fees can vary from county to county. At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, we can assist you wherever you need, and we can provide you specifics when you call for a consultation.
- Fulfilling the 60-day waiting period after filing: A no-fault divorce requires a 60-day waiting period before the court will finalize your divorce. The 60 days begins when your original divorce petition is filed in court but can last longer when the courts get backlogged. Holmes, Diggs & Sadler will closely monitor the status of your divorce petition so that it moves as quickly as possible.
With the support of a highly experienced lawyer, you can rest assured knowing that you will complete all the necessary steps without additional frustrations or complications and have your rights and interests protected. At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, we are here to help you every step of the way in your divorce proceedings, including if your no-fault divorce changes to a more contentious situation during the process. The no-fault divorce takes a minimum of 60 days here in Texas, so call us today to get things started right away.
When you’re getting a divorce, you deserve someone who will provide comprehensive and compassionate support to you throughout the entire process. We understand the many facets of divorce and how they can affect you. Contact a Houston divorce attorney of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler today at (713) 802-1777 to speak with our team about your situation.