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Austin Divorce Lawyers

Even the most amicable of divorces can run into problems. Emotions run high when a marriage ends. When the issues of children, money, and property are involved, it becomes difficult to keep objective and fair. Utilizing the services of an experienced Austin divorce attorney will often save you time, money, and grief. The divorce lawyers at Zinda Law Group of Austin can help you through this difficult time and ensure your interests are best represented. For a consultation with one of our divorce attorneys, chat or call 512-246-2224 today.

How to Get a Divorce in Austin

Zinda Law Group can help guide you through the divorce process. First, the parties involved must meet residency and filing requirements. At least one party must have lived in Texas for the preceding six months. Additionally, one party must have been a resident of the county in which the suit is filed for the preceding 90 days.

Next, grounds for filing are declared. In Texas, there are several grounds upon which a divorced may be filed. These are:

  • Cruelty
  • Adultery
  • Felony Conviction
  • Abandonment
  • Living Apart
  • Mental Hospital Confinement

If none of these situations are appropriate, the court may grant a “No Fault” divorce which does not hold either party accountable for the failure of the marriage. The parties need only demonstrate that there is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation.

How Assets are Divided

Texas is a community property state. This means the court considers all property obtained during the marriage equally owned by both spouses. If the parties cannot agree on the division of property, the court will divide it equally between the two spouses.

In some cases, a court will order financial maintenance to be paid to one spouse by the other. This is determined case-by-case and many factors are considered. Determining maintenance is a very subjective issue, and a knowledgeable Austin divorce attorney is best equipped to argue such issues before the court.

When minor children are involved in a divorce proceeding, there are additional complications to consider. Determining child custody can be a traumatic event for all involved. When parties cannot decide custody, the court will order custody it feels is in the child’s best interest based upon the facts presented. Having an divorce attorney in Austin help to navigate through this process is vital to ensuring the court sees the most accurate picture possible.

In order to determine child support, Texas courts utilize guidelines provided by the Percentage of Income Formula. Although it seems straightforward, there are many factors which can change the final calculation. Since this money can be significant and can represent an integral part of a child’s financial situation, it is important that both parties are aware of the factors involved in these decisions.

Get Help from a Divorce Lawyer

In addition to all the facets mentioned above, there are many other details that might be considered in a divorce. Grandparents’ rights, future residency, division of retirement accounts, ownership of the family home (or division of its equity) are just a few of the complicated issues which might arise in the course of a divorce proceeding. The courts require numerous forms and documents to be presented.

The complicated nature of a divorce is best handled by an experienced Austin divorce lawyer who can guide you and protect your interests. Call Zinda Law Group today at 512-246-2224 to get started with a consultation with a divorce attorney. We hope to provide the support you may need during this difficult time.