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Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t Face Divorce on Your Own, a Corpus Christi Lawyer Can Help

At The Gould Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping our clients through 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 initial consultation today.

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.

Recent Testimonials


    “My family needed an attorney ASAP and Mr. Gould was the only attorney that responded to my call immediately and I called at 7 o'clock at night. I called other attorneys but none ever returned my call. I needed help regarding a CPS matter and they even went as far as helping me with a legal matter that was going on at the same time. Mr. Gould and his staff kept in contact every day and even after court. Mr. Gould really fought for me and my families rights and they won my case. I've never seen an attorney in action like them. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Not once did they judge me for my past which many people do so do be afraid to contact them because they will get the job done and the results are great!!!!”



    “It has been 3 years since The Gould Law firm reached an acquittal for my husband and every chance we get, we highly recommend their services. Mr. Gould and his team, literally saved my husband from spending the rest of his life behind bars for an allegation that was not true. While our legal system indicates we are innocent until proven guilty, the jury of public opinion differs from that statement when accusations of indecency with a child are thrown at you or the one's you love. Mr. Gould was simply magnificent when it came to defending my husband. His staff, helped prepare us for trial and although we knew the truth, your heart can't help but skip a beat when on the witness stand.... thankfully we knew how to look a the jury and answer truthfully. We are forever, thankful!!!”

    Chris E.


    “Well, I can certainly say that I am 100% satisfied with the services I received from Gould Law Firm! From my first visit down to my very last, the office staff and the attorney was friendly and very personable while remaining professional & ethical. They answered all my question and never once led me down the wrong path, he & his office were always very accommodating and welcoming to any & all my questions. I would definitely recommend them - - my case was a civil case (employment contract). They are wonderful people and a pleasure to work with!!! Thank you so much!”

    Former Client


    “My name is Cynthia, and my family recently hired the Gould Law firm to assist us on serious allegation. Mr. Gould & his assistant, Ozzie Ahumada, have been extremely helpful. Ozzie gave us his personal cell phone and he has been there every step of the way helping get my family member out of jail. I would highly recommend the Mr. Gould and his staff for all your legal needs!!!”

    Cynthia Perez