Experienced Houston Divorce Lawyer
Choose a Dedicated Texas Divorce Attorney
In order to prepare yourself for the challenges you face during the divorce process, it is imperative that you get a qualified and knowledgeable divorce attorney on your side. Banieh Law Firm is a highly knowledgeable Houston divorce firm. When you work with Banieh Law firm, you can trust that we will be working hard to ensure your case is successfully resolved. We understand the great deal of stress the process brings, so Attorney Banieh aims to keep her clients focused on that which is important. A secondary goal for Attorney Banieh is bringing her clients through the process stronger, healthier, smarter, and ready to make clear decisions that will help them to enjoy their new-found freedom.
Texas Divorce Requirements
In the state of Texas, you have the option of filing on grounds of either "fault" or "no fault." This means that you can either prove that one of the state's fault-based grounds for divorce is true, or you can get a divorce based on insupportability, which is the most commonly used provision.
According to Texas Family Code §6.001-6.008, the grounds for divorce in Texas include:
Insupportability (irreconcilable differences)
Conviction of felony
Living apart (for at least three years)
Confinement of the other spouse in a mental hospital (for at least three years)
Before a divorce can be filed in Texas, at least one of the spouses must have been living within the state for at least six months. In addition, at least one of the spouses must have lived in the county where the divorce is being filed for at least 90 days before filing. The requisite waiting time is 60 days, and when both parties are amenable, parties can be divorced as early as day 61. This is not the norm. A divorce generally takes between six (6) months to nearly 12 months to resolve through trial.
Representation for All Types of Divorce in Houston
Our Houston family law firm is able to handle all types of divorces. We can help individuals who are dealing with contested divorces (in which the parties cannot agree on the divorce terms) and uncontested divorces (in which they are able to reach agreements outside of court).
We have experience handling complex divorces where asset and debt division are challenging. In addition to asset and debt division, some of the many issues that people have to work through during the divorce process include alimony/spousal support, child support, child custody and possession of and access to the children. We also represent same-sex divorces and other matters affecting same-sex couples.
Make sure you have a skilled attorney counseling you before you begin your divorce. This makes the execution of your divorce more organized. Contact Banieh Law to start working on a personalized strategy for your case. Call us at (832) 623-7998 for an initial in-office consultation.