At Weinman & Associates, P.C. in Austin, we recognize that one of the most difficult parts of going through a divorce is simply fear of the unknown. We strive to take away that fear by educating you about how divorce works in Texas.
On this page, we have provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about divorce, and we encourage you to get in touch with us at any time to talk to a lawyer so we can address more specific issues.
How Long Does A Divorce Take?
The minimum length of time from filing to finalization is 60 days. This is typically only possible if both spouses are able to reach agreements on all issues. If there are disputes, the divorce could take six months to a year or even longer. Ultimately, the duration of your divorce is up to you and your spouse, but you can count on us to help you move forward as quickly as possible. Learn more about the divorce timeline.
How Much Does A Divorce Cost?
Much like the duration of the divorce, the cost of the divorce is largely in the hands of you and your spouse. We strive to keep our fees reasonable, and we will provide guidance on potentially money-saving options such as negotiation and mediation, rather than trial, which tends to be the more expensive method of resolving divorce disputes.
What Are The Residency Requirements For Divorce?
Texas divorce is only available if one of the spouses has lived in the state for at least six months and in the county where the divorce is filed for at least 90 days.
What Are The Grounds For Divorce?
In Texas, the petition for divorce must state the grounds for divorce. There are seven options available. The first option is referred to as insupportability. This ground for divorce is based on discord or personality conflicts that prevent the marriage from continuing and make reconciliation impossible. This is a frequently used option, as it does not lay blame.
The other possible grounds for divorce are:
- Conviction of a felony
- Living apart for more than three years
- Confinement in a mental institution
Who Lives In The Family Home During Divorce?
There will be many issues that need to be addressed immediately while the divorce is in progress, not the least of which is the question of who will stay in the family home. This will vary depending on the specifics of the case. We will help you address this issue, as well as issues like temporary child custody arrangements, child support and spousal support.
The best way to get clear answers that address the specifics of your case is by speaking to an experienced attorney directly. We are happy to answer your questions. Call 512-472-4040 or send us an email.