What To Expect From A Divorce In Texas
Going through a divorce is bound to involve stress, no matter how complex or simple your circumstances. One way to reduce the stress of your upcoming divorce is to understand what to expect from the legal process.
Nikki Hudman, the founding attorney of Law Office of Nikki Hudman, believes in keeping you informed and involved in every aspect of your divorce. As a board certified family law attorney, she does divorce differently. She can help you regain control of your life before, during and after a divorce — and this starts by helping you understand what to expect in a Texas divorce.
What Is The Divorce Process Like In Texas?
Every divorce is unique, but there are a few procedures that everyone must follow. To file for a divorce in Texas, you and your spouse must have resided in the state for at least six months and in your county for at least three months.
There are two types of divorce:
- Uncontested divorce: If you and your partner agree on the major aspects of your divorce, then you can file divorce papers jointly. A judge will sign the final decree.
- Contested divorce: One spouse files divorce papers and serves a copy to the other spouse. The other spouse has 20 days to file a response.
After a spouse files divorce papers, the state requires a 60-day “cooling off” period before finalizing the divorce. This period is when couples can use collaborative law or work with a mediator to make decisions out of court. If you and your spouse can’t reach an arrangement, then your case will proceed to trial, where a judge will issue a decision for you.
Guiding You Through Divorce With A Cool Head
Divorce is rarely pleasant. It is tempting to want to rush the legal process, but it is crucial to take your time. This ensures that you consider every available option, advocate for your best interests with a cool head and complete every step correctly. With years of experience securing favorable divorce outcomes, Law Office of Nikki Hudman is the law firm to assist you.
Learn More About The Divorce Process
You can contact the Law Office of Nikki Hudman to schedule a consultation. There, you can ask your questions to Ms. Hudman in person. To schedule, call (512) 827-8529 or send us an email.