Divorce Lawyer Tyler TX
Divorce Lawyer in Tyler TX
Each year, about 75,000 divorces in Texas are granted. Reasons for a divorce vary widely. Some couples realize that the relationship just is not working anymore. In other cases, one spouse may have crossed certain boundaries, such as having an affair. At the end of the day, every divorce is unique. Everyone has their own reasons, and every relationship is different.
Because each divorce is unique, the process of getting a divorce is also unique. The Sinclair Law Office, PC divorce attorneys in Tyler, Texas work to ensure that every client has the divorce information and family law resources that they need in order to understand their divorce process. Having a good legal team can help you to know exactly what to prepare and how to get through the divorce process.
The Divorce Process
Whether you are the spouse seeking a divorce or the one contesting it, knowing the divorce process is the first step to getting through it. During your very first consultation at the Sinclair Law Office, PC, our goal is to make sure that you understand exactly what is happening and what you can expect.
Initiating a divorce can be an involved process. There is certain paperwork that must be prepared and sent to the appropriate people. The further along a divorce is, the more complicated it can become. Early in the divorce process, you may seek temporary orders. A temporary order is a way of dealing with important issues, like child custody and financial support, before the end of the divorce. The trajectory of a divorce will vary greatly from person-to-person. Some couples reach a divorce settlement very early in the process. Other couples have to go through discovery, a process of collecting and putting together evidence for trial. As the trial draws nearer, many couples will go through mediation. At this point, some couples may decide that going to trial is too expensive or take settlement talks more seriously. If couples still have not been able to reach a settlement, then the trial takes place. After the trial, the judge (or jury in some cases) determines whether to grant the divorce and its terms. Divorces can quickly become complicated by issues of child custody, property separation, and spousal support.
How We Can Help
At the Sinclair Law Office, PC, we are prepared to work with you at every step. We know that the process can be complicated and complex, so we are here to use our experience and resources to make the process easier for you. Building a case and submitting the right documents to the right people at the right times are important, especially if the divorce ends up going all the way to trial. We want to make sure that your interests and concerns are voiced in the process.
A divorce proceeding involves many different issues. The Sinclair Law Office, PC provides comprehensive services for the divorce proceedings. As a result, we will work with you at each step of the proceedings. We will advise you beginning with the initial paperwork, whether you are filing for divorce or needing to respond to divorce papers that you were served. Our attorneys will continue to work to ensure that your interests and rights are protected during any settlement or mediation talks. We will also work with you on issues that arise during divorce, like:
Our attorneys have experience working with clients on both sides a divorce, which means that we know what to expect from the opposing side and how to prepare a strong case in response.
Providing for your children is often hard even before a divorce. After a divorce, one spouse may be ordered to provide child support in the form of monthly payments to the primary caretaker of the children. Determining how much money is necessary and appropriate for the support of the children depends on a number of factors. Like so many other things in a divorce, child support will vary from case-to-case and is entirely dependent on the unique facts of the case at hand.
Our family law attorneys at the Sinclair Law Office, PC, know which facts to look at, and we have the experience to know how to put together the pieces of your case into a strong defense of your rights and interests. We work with our clients to ensure that they understand the determining factors affecting child support and how to make reasonable requests that are the most likely to be granted by the court.
Texas is a community property state, meaning that nearly all of the property and assets acquired during your marriage are shared by you and your spouse. Part of divorce proceedings in Texas is determining how to divide this community property equitably. Determining what is an “equitable” division of property between divorcing spouses can be complicated. Property division can quickly become a bitter fight between spouses.
Having an attorney counsel you on matters of property division during a divorce is incredibly important. Experienced family law attorneys, like our team at the Sinclair Law Office, PC, can help protect your property rights during the divorce. Additionally, we are able to leverage our experience and knowledge to ensure that the equitable separation protects your interests.
In order to support the financial needs of a spouse, Texas law allows for spousal maintenance, also known as alimony. The eligibility, duration, and amount of spousal maintenance in Texas are limited by law. These limitations make it important to have appropriate legal advice so that your needs are known to the court. Failing to make an adequate case for your financial needs may mean that you do not get another chance to negotiate how much you pay or receive in spousal maintenance.
The Sinclair Law Office, PC works with you to make sure that we have all the appropriate documentation of your financial abilities and limitations. We direct our clients to specific documents that they will need to provide, and we take the time to make sure that we know what you need and what your financial goals are going into the divorce.