Divorce is often complicated. Even when there are no children and few assets or monetary obligations between a couple. However, when a divorce is not done properly, it can cause problems. Dividing property and assets, deciding on child custody, deciding on financial agreements such as alimony and child support, plus many other issues that come up during a divorce, are difficult to do when a relationship is ending, and can be emotionally and financially draining for everyone involved. One way to ease these tensions is to have a good lawyer on your side. Jason Wright and his dedicated staff at the Law Offices of Jason Wright have the experience of successfully helping Texas divorcees navigate the legal landscape.
One way to prevent mistakes, avoid overcomplicating issues, and ensuring that you are not taken advantage of in any kind of divorce- is to have a good divorce lawyer on your side. People who are getting divorced have many options that include but are not limited to, trying to file a divorce on their own, using the same lawyer for both people in a divorcing couple, to try to save money- or enlisting the help of a lawyer who is dedicated solely to you and your children’s rights.
When people get married in the United States, it is usually for love. But regardless of the motivation, getting married creates a legal entity that establishes a formally recognized union of two people as partners in a personal relationship. This means that the only way to properly end this legal relationship is through a divorce.
The following are common reasons that people turn to the empathetic lawyer and native Texan, Jason Wright, for help:
Many peoples’ financial circumstances warrant the practical need for a pre or postnuptial agreement in order to protect money and assets. There are many different reasons for people to need to do this before entering into a marriage. A common reason for this is when wealth has been passed down through a family from generation to generation, but there are many other situations that create this need. And while a prenuptial or postnuptial is really done from a strictly legal and fiscally sound viewpoint, many peoples’ emotions have a hard time with the idea that there is a plan in case the marriage ends. The Law Office of Jason Wright is sensitive to these needs and has successfully helped couples come up with legally sound and safe plans while making the couple feel comfortable with the process and not like it is making a plan for their ultimate divorce.
A divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage by a court. The Texas Family Code law allows for a no-fault divorce. This means that neither party needs to use evidence to prove that the other party is at fault for causing the divorce. This statute is typically used when a marriage cannot be supported because of “discord or conflict of personalities that destroys the legitimate ends of the marital relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.” Of course, there can be reasons why filing for fault is necessary, it’s best to consult with a family law attorney to know what options are available.
The United States Supreme Court ruling of Obergefell v. Hodges, gave same-sex couples who wish to enter into a marriage the same rights to do so as heterosexual couples. As well, they are protected by the same rights in the event that they get divorced.
Even though the federal government made it legal for same-sex couples to get married, and it grants them the same rights as heterosexual couples, some same-sex couples face challenges that heterosexual couples do not. One example of this is a same-sex couple with a child and the presumption of parentage under the law. A child born in a marriage between a man and women is presumed to the child of that man and woman. This is not always the case with same-sex couples who have a child during the marriage. A good divorce lawyer can help to make an already difficult time, somewhat easier when the couple does not have to deal with the legal complications their divorce may cause.
Many people think that because Texas is a Community Property State that this simply means all property is divided 50/50. The laws surrounding Community and Separate Property can be complex, and knowing how to navigate them can be imperative.
If you are going through a divorce without the help of an attorney, are thinking about getting a divorce but have questions before making your decision, or are planning to get divorced and don’t know where to start, contact the caring and responsive team at the Law Offices of Jason Wright.