Divorce

PUTTING YOUR NEEDS FIRST

Filing for a divorce can be a time-consuming and emotional process. From the initial filing to debt and property division, every divorce has a different set of circumstances that require outside support. Our experienced divorce lawyers have the expertise needed to help you finalize your divorce with as little worry and hassle as possible. Whether it’s organizing the arrangements of child custody and support or determining property ownership, we’re committed to providing you with the type of legal advice that prioritizes your needs.

DIVIDING YOUR ASSETS

When it comes to divorce proceedings, one of the most difficult decisions is determining who receives which property assets and debts. Since Texas is a community property state, the courts try to equally divide these assets and debts by determining which items were acquired during the marriage and which were acquired prior to the marriage. Since this step involves a lot of time and potentially stressful conversations, it’s important to have a divorce attorney that can help you make reasonable decisions. Our law office has helped a number of couples settle their differences and reach peaceful resolutions that cater to all parties involved.

In addition to being family law attorneys, we are proud to be specialized to handle QDROs or qualified domestic relations orders. These judicial orders are necessary to properly split a retirement or pension plan and are created to recognize joint marital ownership interests in the plan. Our team at De Ford Law Firm will ensure this process is easy while still protecting your hard-earned money and interests.

WHY DE FORD LAW FIRM?

Understanding the ins and outs of legal proceedings can be overwhelming especially when it comes to a divorce. The attorneys at De Ford Law Firm are passionate about helping individuals reach the best possible outcome with ease and confidence.

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DO YOU QUALIFY FOR SPOUSAL SUPPORT?

If you’re facing a divorce, you may be wondering about the probability of spousal support or alimony. In Texas, there is only one type of post-divorce alimony, otherwise known as spousal maintenance. Simply put, spousal maintenance is a temporary amount of money one spouse will pay to the other over a certain amount of time once the divorce is final. In order for a spouse to receive support, he/she must first qualify for eligibility depending on a few different scenarios.

In the state of Texas, spousal maintenance eligibility requirements include:

  • Family violence was committed by the other spouse.
  • The support-seeking spouse cannot earn sufficient income for basic needs because of a physical or mental disability.
  • The couple was married for ten years or longer, and the support-seeking spouse cannot earn sufficient income for basic needs.
  • The support-seeking spouse has custody of a child of the marriage who requires special care due to a mental or physical disability which prevents the custodial spouse from earning sufficient income for basic needs.
  • If the spouse is deemed eligible and the court determines spousal maintenance is appropriate, an amount and time frame will be decided for how long the award will last.

Still unsure if you qualify for spousal support? Our reliable staff of divorce lawyers specialize in a range of family matters and are committed to ensuring you receive the best possible outcome. Get in touch with one of our attorneys to determine if you qualify for spousal support or are paying a fair amount to your partner.