For many couples, once they have made the decision to end their marriage, the first question they have is, “How quickly can I get a divorce?” This answer varies depending on the state you are divorcing in. In the state of Texas, there is a minimum of 60 days that must pass after the initial petition for divorce is filed with the court system. However, it is important to take into consideration that while you may be eager to go complete the process and go your separate ways, a quick divorce may not be in everyone’s best interest. Working with a professional divorce attorney, such as the ones at Renken Law Firm in Galveston, TX, can help you to determine what important factors you should take into consideration before reaching a divorce agreement. In some cases, it will take several months to a year, for couples to find a mutually beneficial agreement for the terms of their divorce.
What Factors Should Be Taken Into Consideration?
Before rushing into a finalized divorce, you will want to take a survey of many different aspects of your marriage and lifestyle, to ensure that you are protecting yourself and legally prepared to walk away from your marriage. Some of the main things you will want to explore with your divorce attorney, in order to find an amicable agreement for your divorce are:
-If you have kids, determining an effective plan for child support, child custody, and child visitation timelines. This means deciding how much money will go to the child, who will be the primary caregiver, as well as determining how holidays and visitation schedules will be decided.
-If you own property with your spouse, determining how the division of this property will be made. This may mean selling the property and splitting the money, using the money to pay off shared debts, or creating a schedule that allows both parties to still have access to the property while respecting each other.
-If you have shared debt with your spouse it will be important to figure out how this debt will be paid in order to come up with an effective plan for paying it off. Many couples will have to dedicate time to work through shared finances and debt, which may take longer than 60 days when you consider how much information will need to be collected and discussed.
Divorce Attorney in Galveston TX
Renken Law Firm is here to help couples who wish to dissolve their marriage, whether that be through divorce or legal separation. We are here to help those who are ending marriages that have been contested, uncontested, or collaborative. We are fully prepared to help you navigate the specifics of your case. We proudly serve the Greater Houston area, including but not limited to Brazos County, Cypress, Fort Bend County, Galveston, Houston Heights, Houston, Humble, Katy, Kingwood, Memorial Houston, Montgomery County, Montrose, Richmond, Rosenberg, Spring, The Woodlands. All marriages are different, making each divorce equally unique with its own set of needs that must be addressed. Contact our law office to explore your options moving forward, and find out how we can help you.
Renken Law Firm, PLLC
11500 Northwest Fwy #618
Houston, TX 77092