Common Divorce Questions Answered By An Experienced Divorce Lawyer
At Juan Ramos Law Group, PLLC, I often get asked basic questions from individuals who have understandably never been or wanted to be in a courtroom for a divorce. Below is a list of common questions that I hope will help provide information and alleviate the fears of individuals seeking legal representation for a divorce. To discuss the specifics of your situation, call my office in McAllen at 956-468-2435 or fill out my contact form online. I serve clients in Hidalgo County and the Rio Grande Valley, and my staff is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Are there any residency requirements?
Yes. In order to file for divorce in Texas, one spouse must have lived in the state for six continuous months. Furthermore, one party must have lived in the county in which they are filing for at least 90 days.
How will our property be divided?
We are a community property state. This means that anything acquired during the marriage is subject to division. Anything you had prior to your marriage is yours, and your spouse is not entitled to any of it. A judge will typically look at a couple’s property and divide it equally. Where this gets tricky is in situations where you both purchased your family home. For some, they decide to buy the other person out. For others, they will both request the house and let a judge decide. I have also seen spouses agree out of court that one person can have the house and the other will voluntarily move out. No matter what your situation, I will do what I can to get you what you are rightfully entitled to.