Texas Divorce Lawyers
Texas Divorce Attorneys – Focused on Your Future
Deciding to divorce is one of the most difficult things you can do in life. And once you take this first step, there are many paths you can follow. We’re here to help you navigate Texas law for divorce and show you the way through the process.
Perhaps it’s you or your spouse that wants a divorce. Or perhaps you have made this big decision together. Whether you hope to work toward an amicable divorce or will need to litigate, a meeting with an experienced Texas divorce attorney is vital to figure out what happens next.
With our 40 years of experience serving Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Granbury, and Plano families, we know that every divorce is as unique as the people involved. At Goranson Bain Ausley, we specialize in Texas divorce law, and our team offers depth and breadth of experience with the full range of divorce issues, from complex financial matters to challenging child custody cases. We focus on helping our clients work to achieve the most advantageous outcomes through an intelligent, strategic, and constructive approach, an approach that enables you to pursue your most important goals while controlling costs and minimizing disruption to your life.
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Identifying Your Individual Concerns
Working as a team, our goal is to guide you and your family to find the best way forward. When you need to get a divorce in Texas, we’ll plan a strategy that starts by consulting with you about the following issues and how they apply to your circumstances:
- Parenting Schedules: We can help you develop a plan that works for you and your family considering the needs of the children, your geographic location, and your work schedule.
- Asset Characterization and Valuation: Marital assets can include businesses, pensions, educational degrees, real estate, intellectual property, and personal belongings. We can help you determine which assets can be included in the divorce process and what they are worth.
- Child Custody: Whether you are a mother, father, or grandparent, we are prepared to protect your parental rights.
- Property Division: We will work toward helping you achieve a fair and equitable division of the marital estate while prioritizing the assets that are most important to you.
- Support Modifications: As your family’s lives change, we can help you modify previously determined orders, schedules, and legal support obligations to accommodate your change in circumstances.
Work With a Texas Divorce Attorney Today
At Goranson Bain Ausley, we understand that regardless of whether you and your spouse intend to cooperate with each other, emotions will be running high. We are also aware of the pitfalls and distractions these emotions can cause, keeping you from making sound financial decisions or decisions that are in the best interest of your children.
This is why we’re committed to providing all of our clients with thorough legal advice delivered with honesty and compassion. Using the depth and breadth of our experience, we navigate you through the divorce process to help you achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family. We focus on your future financial stability and help you identify your goals, then recommend an efficient, effective strategy to help you meet them.
If you’re considering divorce, recently learned that your spouse is seeking a divorce, or are just curious about what your options for divorce in TX might be, contact an experienced divorce attorney today for a consultation.
Most-Asked Texas Divorce Law Questions
Divorce is one of the most significant events that will happen in a person’s life. Below is a list of questions many of our clients ask us at the beginning of the divorce process. Our goal as your law firm is to listen to you and your situation and provide you with information to help you make informed decisions. To learn more about the process of getting a divorce in Texas, please visit our Divorce FAQs.
What’s the Difference Between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce?
In an uncontested divorce, both parties already agree to the issues that must be determined in a divorce, such as child custody, division of property, or spousal support. The parties may not agree on all issues at the beginning of the process, but they commit to attempting to work through the differences through negotiation or some other formal process, such as collaborative divorce or mediated divorce.
Having both parties focus on common goals and interests can speed up the legal process. When this is the case, Collaborative Divorce, a process through which two parties commit to reaching a resolution outside of court, can be a good option.
In a contested divorce, on the other hand, spouses aren’t able to come to terms with one or more divorce issues and turn to the court for a decision. In a contested divorce, it’s important for both spouses to seek out legal representation from an experienced family law attorney.
Even though it’s quite common for both parties to be on different pages at some point during the divorce process, working with an attorney in Texas for legal help with a divorce can diffuse the level of conflict, particularly when that lawyer is a skilled negotiator, understands a client’s goals, and prioritizes their best interests.
Do You Offer Post-Divorce Services in Texas?
Yes, our experienced Texas divorce lawyers can help you navigate any post-judgment issues that arise. After all, it’s not uncommon to find yourself in need of a lawyer in Texas for divorce help even after it’s finalized. There are several reasons why you might need to contact a divorce attorney post-judgment. These include:
- Violations of parenting or child custody agreements
- Adjustments in spousal support due to remarriage or changes in income
- Parenting issues related to one party moving out of state
- Concerns related to changes in children’s expenses
- Terms of the parenting plan becoming unworkable and no longer in the best interests of the child
- Timing and problems associated with property distribution issues
A negotiated divorce allows you to avoid potentially stressful courtroom trials by working with a Texas family lawyer to negotiate the terms of your divorce. Our goal is to educate you on your options, including negotiation strategies and other dispute-resolution methods that can help you save time and money while also retaining more control over your future.
Couples are increasingly turning to collaborative divorce as an alternative to traditional litigation for marital dissolution. The goal of collaborative divorce is constructive resolution, with both parties working together to identify priorities, protect children’s interests, problem-solve, and find common ground without having to go to court.
Mediation is an out-of-court divorce process that enables divorcing couples to negotiate a settlement on their own terms with the help of a mediator. In mediation, divorcing couples work with each other, their mediator, and their lawyers to find common ground on finances, child custody, and other issues.
A litigated divorce is traditionally a more complex process because it involves a full courtroom trial. Such a divorce may be a necessity if you and your spouse are unable to agree due to high levels of contention, conflict, or other factors that may prevent you from achieving a resolution without court involvement.
Flat Fee Divorce
A flat-fee divorce is a fixed-fee divorce option available to divorcing clients who want an amicable resolution and certainty about the costs associated with their divorce. A flat-fee divorce is a good solution for you if you and your spouse have reached an agreement regarding the division of your assets and debts.
A complex asset divorce typically involves high net-worth couples, spouses who owned significant property prior to their marriage, and couples who own one or more businesses or equity in non-publicly traded companies such as start-up businesses or private equity partnerships. Complex asset divorces require your lawyer to be knowledgeable in business valuation, characterization and tracing of assets, and analysis of closely-held business interests, among other complex asset matters..
High Net Worth Divorce
A high-net-worth divorce involves couples with liquid assets that are valued at more than $1 million. These assets may include items such as business shares, partnerships, multiple real properties, overseas assets, and more. The higher values involved add complexity and require a lawyer who specializes in high-net-worth divorce.
- Contested Divorce
- Uncontested Divorce
Divorce for LGBTQ+ couples may come with special considerations. For example, there may be discrepancies between the length of the relationship and the length of the legal marriage that affect equitable distribution and custody determinations, all of which an attorney at Goranson Bain Ausley can help with.
High Conflict Divorce
When a divorce involves an individual with a high-conflict personality or when the circumstances around the divorce have resulted in a high level of animosity, the outcome can be considered a high-conflict divorce. In these situations, it is essential to work with a family law attorney who has the experience to manage high-conflict personalities and family law matters effectively.
- Pre-Divorce Guidance
- Modification and Enforcement
Appealing a Divorce Decree or Judgment
If you are unhappy with the outcome of your divorce decree or judgment, there may be a basis to file an appeal. Appeals must be initiated within 30 days after the date of entry of a divorce decree or judgment. Our experienced attorneys can help you move forward quickly and protect your interests along the way.
Divorce for Business Owners
The divorce process can be intimidating for someone who has built a business from the ground up. One of the most common questions our attorneys hear from business owners is, “How will the value of my business be determined in my divorce?” Our experienced attorneys are here to put your mind at ease and help you protect your business.
- Alimony & Spousal Support Maintenance
Our Experienced Texas Family Law and Divorce Attorneys
Our divorce strategy starts and ends with you. During an initial consultation, we discuss your primary goals and concerns as well as any issues that may have already come up in conversations with your spouse. We listen and work hard to understand what issues are most important for you and help to explain the divorce options in Texas and the steps of the divorce process so that you know what to expect.
Having the support of a skilled attorney for your divorce in Texas is important, and going with a firm that is exclusively focused on divorce and family law enables you to make the best decisions for your family from start to finish.
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At Goranson Bain Ausley we strive to deliver clarity about what comes next and confidence that you and your family’s future are more secure. Contact our team and discover how we can help you.
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