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Frequently Asked Questions

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General Questions

Divorce Questions

What are the grounds for divorce in Texas?

In a no-fault divorce, you only have to prove that your marriage in insupportable because of irreconcilable conflicts, or that you’ve been separated for 3 years. In a fault divorce, grounds for divorce include adultery, abandonment, cruelty, and felony conviction.

What is the difference between contested and uncontested divorce?

In a contested divorce, spouses disagree on major issues such as child custody, support, and property division. In an uncontested divorce, they reach agreements outside of court, usually resulting in a faster and less expensive process.

How long does the divorce process take?

The duration of the divorce process depends on the complexity of issues and cooperation between parties, but it typically takes several months to a year.

Do Texas courts favor mothers in a divorce?

While there may have been a historical bias, Texas courts now prioritize the best interests of the child and strive for equitable custody arrangements, regardless of parental gender.

Do I need a lawyer for my divorce?

While not technically required, it’s not advisable to file for divorce without representation. Having a lawyer can provide valuable legal guidance, ensure your rights are protected, and help navigate complex legal processes.

Will I have to go to court for my divorce?

Not necessarily. Many divorces are settled through negotiation or mediation, avoiding the need for a court appearance. The more cooperative and civil you can be with your ex, the more likely you will not have to go to court.

What legal rights do LGBTQ+ couples have regarding marriage and divorce in Texas?

Since the legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015, LGBTQ+ couples have the same marriage and divorce rights as heterosexual couples in Texa

What challenges do individuals face after a gray divorce?

After a gray divorce, individuals may encounter challenges in financial recovery, including rejoining the workforce or securing financial stability, as well as emotional recovery, particularly for empty nesters facing loneliness.

How does property division work in Texas divorces?

Texas follows community property laws, meaning assets and debts acquired during the marriage are typically divided between spouses, while separate property remains with its respective owner.

Family Law Questions

What is family law?

Family law is an umbrella category that covers a wide range of legal matters, including divorce, child custody, adoption, domestic violence protection orders, and prenuptial agreements. Many law firms, like C.E. Borman help most of their clients with divorce and other related legal issues.

What is the legal process for adoption in Bryan, Texas?

The adoption process typically involves filing a petition, undergoing a home study and background check, obtaining a genetic history report on the child, attending a hearing to swear under oath, and submitting post-placement reports for five years.

Under what circumstances can child custody arrangements be modified in Texas?

Child custody arrangements can be modified if there has been a material and substantial change in the child or parent’s circumstances, such as a parent’s relocation, changes in the child’s needs, or instances of parental misconduct.

How is child support determined in Texas?

Factors considered in determining child support include each parent’s income, the child’s needs, any special circumstances. The formula for calculating child support payments used in most cases is simple: the parent’s net income multiplied by a certain percentage. The percentage, between 20% to 40%, is based on the number of children being supported.

How is child custody determined in Texas?

Child custody is determined based on the best interests of the child, considering factors such as the child’s relationship with each parent, their living arrangements, and their physical and emotional well-being.

Will a family law lawyer make more money by dragging out my case?

No, reputable family law firms like C.E. Borman operate with integrity and prioritize their clients’ best interests, aiming to efficiently resolve cases while minimizing costs and emotional strain for all parties involved.

Should I talk to a family lawyer if I’m not sure about my divorce?

Yes. Consulting with a family lawyer doesn’t mean anything’s final– but it can help you understand your options, rights, and potential outcomes, allowing you to make informed decisions about your future.

Why do I need a family lawyer in Texas?

We understand why you might feel hesitant to get a lawyer involved in your family disputes. But a family lawyer is essential to navigate the state’s laws and regulations, ensuring your rights are protected, your case is handled efficiently, and you achieve the best outcome for your family.

What are the options for resolving family disputes?

With a lawyer’s help, family disputes can be resolved through negotiation and drawing up a mutual agreement like a separation agreement or a parenting plan. We can also refer you to a third party mediator. However, in some cases, we may need to take your case to court and resolve the dispute through litigation.

Every family is different – which means that every family law case is different.

We’ve got decades of experience working with families throughout the Brazos Valley to help them get out of their current situation and build the next chapter of their lives.

Let us help you do the same.

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