Houston Divorce Lawyers
The divorce lawyers of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler have built a reputation as knowledgeable, compassionate, and trusted legal counsel to their clients in Houston who are going through a divorce or are dealing with sensitive family matters. We know that this is a trying time in your life, and you need the assistance and advice of someone who understands this process and has navigated it successfully in the past.
Whether you are trying to end your marriage amicably, or if you are anticipating a bitter battle with your soon-to-be ex-spouse, we have the knowledge and experience you need on your side. Many issues need to be resolved before the two of you can move on with your lives, including property division, custody of children, and potential spousal support must be discussed and decided before the process can be finalized. We are there for you every step of the way, and during this difficult time, you can rest easy knowing that we are actively fighting for your best interests every step of the way. You can call us at (713) 802-1777, fill out a contact form on our site, or chat with us live. We are ready to help you move on with your life, so call us now.
Why Choose Holmes, Diggs & Sadler?
You cannot navigate the tricky waters of a divorce in Texas without experienced legal help. Turn to the team of attorneys that are proud to say that we provide the highest level of service on behalf of our clients. We will fight for your best interests and make sure that you retain what matters most to you. Don’t leave your divorce case in the hands of an inexperienced or unskilled attorney. Trust your case to a team that has a track record of protecting their clients and helping them successfully move on with their lives. Turn to Holmes, Diggs & Sadler for help today, and contact us at (713) 802-1777 to get started.
Cases We Handle
The agreements reached during your divorce can significantly impact the rest of your life, from your financial security to your ability to spend time with your children. Therefore, without a tenacious Houston divorce lawyer on your side, you may not be adequately protecting yourself or your future.
At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, we are prepared to assist clients with the following divorce issues:
- Asset division – The division of assets is often one of the most highly-contested issues a divorcing couple must deal with. It is essential to have an attorney on your side fighting to retain what means most to you.
- Large marital estates – We have experience handling large marital estates and the complicated issues that arise with the complexities of fair asset division
- Valuation of business in divorce – When a business needs to be considered in divorce proceedings, we will be there to help determine the valuation earnings, outlook, and other considerations.
- Preserving separate property – Strong legal representation is often necessary when fighting for property that should be kept separate from the divorce proceedings, whether that is inheritance, gifts, or other property.
- Tax-related issues in divorce – Tax issues can often be complicated, so our team of experienced attorneys and tax experts will assist with any issues that arise.
- Custody – Child custody can be contentious and stressful for both parties, and you need a lawyer on your side, fighting to ensure that you can see your children as much as possible.
- Visitation – If you are not awarded custody, you still have a right to see your children. We will fight to ensure that you remain close to your children, even if you are not the residential parent.
- Alimony – If you need to seek alimony from your spouse, we will work to build a strong case in support of your claim to get you the compensation you are rightfully owed.
- Enforcement of orders – If your ex fails to follow the orders of the court, you may be able to take additional legal action to enforce the agreements that were determined by the state.
- Relocation – If you need to relocate and adjustments need to be made to the arrangement due to job relocation or moving closer to be with family to help with childcare, you need strong legal representation to help you make your claim.
- Jurisdictional disputes – When you no longer live in the same state as your spouse, many complications may arise when it comes to serving divorce papers and other jurisdiction issues. We are here to help you.
- International disputes – Navigating the divorce process with a spouse that does not live in the country can be challenging. Fortunately, we have experience with such matters and are ready to help you.
- Grandparents’ rights – Grandparents are often forgotten in the struggle between two parents. We will work hard to ensure that you have access to your grandchildren to keep the oh-so-important bond strong.
- Appeals – When an appeal of the court’s decision is warranted, we are there to help you build the strongest case possible.
- No-fault divorce – While no-fault divorce seems like a more straightforward process, there are still steps that need to be completed before the divorce can be finalized. Let us help you.
- Fault grounds in divorce – There are instances where it is necessary to cite fault in a divorce, and we are here to help counsel you on your options and when this should be utilized.
Our skilled team can help you navigate the legal intricacies of these common divorce issues and more, so contact us today at (713) 802-1777 or fill out a contact form for more information about your rights and options.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are here for each of our clients, and we are always happy to answer questions they may have about the divorce process and their rights. We know that this is likely your first time encountering a legal process like this, so we want to make sure that you are comfortable and understand what is happening. Below are the answers to some frequently asked questions, and feel free to contact us at (713) 802-1777 to discuss your case at any time.
Texas is a no-fault divorce state. When would I cite fault?
Specific circumstances or facts may be considered fault grounds in Texas. The seven grounds that are considered fault grounds in Texas are:
- Felony conviction (including incarceration for up to one year)
- Separation for at least three years
- Confinement in a private or state mental hospital for three years
Chapter 6 of the Texas Family Code outlines all of these grounds for divorce, and while many of them are commonly used, the seventh, mental grounds, are rarely used.
What does “no-fault” divorce mean?
Texas does not require divorcing couples to cite grounds for divorce. The courts in Texas have quite a bit of discretion when it comes to the division of marital property, and they typically follow the “just and right” standard when dividing the estate and awarding custody.
Do I have to be a resident of Texas to get a divorce here?
According to the Texas Family Code, one or both spouses must have been a resident of the state of Texas for at least six months before filing for divorce. Also, you must be a current resident of the county in which you file for divorce to meet the state’s residency requirements.
Contact a Houston Divorce Lawyer Today
For over 25 years, the team at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler have helped countless individuals in Houston with their divorces and have helped them start a brand new life. While divorce can be a painful event in life, it may be necessary if you and your spouse just do not belong together. We work hard to help make this difficult transition a bit easier for you, your children, and your family members, and we know what it takes to help you keep what matters most to you.
We are proud of our reputation for excellence, and we are well-known in the Houston community. We view all of our clients as our friends and our neighbors here in this great city, and we strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for them, every time we accept a case.
Schedule a consultation with us by calling us at (713) 802-1777, chatting with us live, or filling out a contact form. One of our compassionate, knowledgeable attorneys will sit down with you and discuss the details of your specific family situation, and we can formulate a plan that works for you. Your needs matter most, and we are ready to represent them to the best of our ability. Don’t wait. Contact us today.