Frequently Asked Questions
Don’t Face Divorce on Your Own, a Corpus Christi Lawyer Can Help
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their divorce proceedings. Our Corpus Christi divorce attorney knows the
laws and knows how to represent your best interests, in or out of court.
When you have questions about your divorce proceedings, do not hesitate
to call The Gould Law Firm at (361) 808-4055. Schedule your
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What are grounds for divorce in Texas?
As both a fault and no-fault state, a divorcing couple may file without
proving fault of the other party. However, if there were instances of
abuse, adultery, abandonment, or long-term imprisonment in a jail or institution,
filing on these grounds may help you obtain the favorable case results
that you may deserve.
Are their additional requirements to file for divorce?
Texas requires that a divorcing couple meet residency requirements. One
spouse must have been a state resident for at least 6 months. In addition,
one spouse must have been a resident of the county where they are filing
for at least 90 days.
Am I eligible for spousal support?
If you were financially dependent on your spouse during your marriage,
you may be eligible to receive payment after a divorce. The duration of
a spousal support award is based on a number of factors, such as the length
of your marriage, your occupation and your ability to work, your income
and financial needs, your debts, and your overall health.
Who will get custody of my children?
Custody matters are settled based on the best interests of your child.
The court will take into account the child’s health, any instances
of abuse, their standard of living, you and your former spouse’s
income, and whether or not you are employed, among other things. You are
your spouse may also come to an agreement on your own. However, when there
are conflicts that prevent this, a judge will have to step in.
Can I change the terms of my agreement after my divorce?
If your circumstances have changed, such as losing or gaining a job, getting
remarried, or moving out of state, modification can be made to your divorce
agreement. A Corpus Christi family law attorney can help you amend spousal
or child support payments or custody or visitation agreements. It is important
that you speak to a lawyer, however, as modification procedures can be
complex and require assistance with drafting, filing, and appearing in court.