Going through a divorce can be a painful, complicated, and highly emotional matter. It is important to have an experienced attorney to handle your affairs from the beginning while protecting your rights in community property, separate property, marital agreements, custodial matters, child support, and property characterization. Divorce cases vary and at Smith Wilson & Dennis, PC, we treat all our clients as individuals with specialized needs. The attorneys at Smith Wilson & Dennis, PC approach each case with professionalism, honesty, and compassion while offering you a realistic assessment of your matter.
With over 60 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at Smith Wilson & Dennis, PC are here to assist you during what may be a confusing and stressful time in your life. At Smith Wilson & Dennis, PC, we understand the sensitive and volatile nature of divorce proceedings and provide counsel and support during one of the most difficult matters you may face in life. It is key to have experienced attorneys by your side to evaluate your case and determine the path in resolving your matter.
No-Fault vs. Fault Divorce
In Texas, spouses may divorce based on no-fault or fault grounds. A no-fault divorce is just what it sounds like and can be granted based on the parties’ inability to remain married due to discord and conflict of personalities with no chance in reconciliation. A divorce based on fault may be granted with evidence of adultery, cruel treatment, and other factors.
Community Property and Property Division
In Texas, it is presumed all property in an estate at the time of divorce is considered community property; however, the presumption may be rebutted by clear and convincing evidence of separate property tracing. Property includes homes, bank accounts, retirement, vehicles, household furniture, businesses, stocks, insurance policies, artwork, and other property. The property division process can be tedious and complex. Having experienced attorneys on your side to represent you and provide legal guidance is the first strategy to ensuring you receive the best legal outcome. At Smith Wilson & Dennis, PC, we understand that while your marriage may be ending, there is still life, hope, and peace after the divorce process.
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Smith Wilson & Dennis, PC represents clients in both contested and uncontested divorces. Divorces can be granted as quickly as 61 days after filing or take as long as a year, depending upon the circumstances. Cases may be resolved through agreements, mediation, collaboratively, by arbitration, or through litigation. Contact our firm to schedule a consultation. It is essential that you find the “right” attorney that matches your needs and desires.