Not Everyone Has A "Happily Ever After"
Statistics show that up to 50% of all marriages end in divorce and the rate is higher for second marriages. There is now a larger percentage of people getting divorced between the ages of 45 and 64.
Be informed before starting the Divorce process and if you have just been served with a Divorce Petition, educate yourself before hiring a lawyer so that you find the right lawyer for you.You probably never thought you would be in this situation, however, even with the best intentions, some marriages just don't survive.
Dallas, Texas Divorce Procedures
Divorce procedures in Texas can be challenging. Property acquired together must be split, as well as all assets that were obtained during the marriage. The State of Texas is a no-fault divorce state, which means you do not have to prove that your spouse did anything wrong.
Divorcing With Children Involved
When a couple with young children divorces, it is vital to have an attorney involved in order to protect the children's welfare and to negotiate custody, support, and visitation agreements in a way that looks out for the children's interests. The best way to keep divorce proceedings civil and protect the interests of everyone involved is to hire a divorce attorney. The attorney can help find fair and reasonable solutions throughout the divorce process, including the division of property, the distribution of assets, the selling or dissolution of a joint business, spousal support (alimony) and spousal support agreements, and representation in mediation or in the courtroom.
A divorce case can overlap into other areas of the law, including taxation, real estate, businesses law and estate planning so the Ashmore Law Firm works with accountants, counselors and business appraisers to make sure that all your interests are protected to the greatest extent possible.
"Divorce is a frightening experience for anyone, whether there are children involved or not. A divorce is a very personal thing and you need to make sure you can trust the attorney you hire and feel comfortable with this person. You need to take the same steps in hiring a divorce lawyer as you would in hiring a family doctor. Sometimes, just deciding who will take the dog cannot be easily settled." -Gary Ashmore, Attorney at Law