Basic Facts About Divorce in Texas

Posted By Mark Scroggins || 14-Sep-2015

If you and your spouse have children, there are two aspects of divorce to consider in the state of Texas: the child custody/child support portion and the division of the marital estate. Both are equally important in  the grand scheme of a divorce case and require the legal counsel of a Collin Country divorce attorney.

Child Custody in the State of Texas

Child custody has three separate components when you include child support:

  • Conservatorship - concerns child rearing rights and duties that you and your spouse will have during the pendency of the divorce proceeding and after the divorce is finalized
  • Child support - consists of the amount of money that will be paid from one spouse to the other on a monthly basis until each child has reached the age of 18 and graduated from high school
  • Possession and access - deals with possession and visitation of children between parents after a divorce

Property Division in the State of Texas

Most people assume that because Texas is a community property state that the marital estate will be divided 50/50. Many times this is not the case. Various fault bases for granting a divorce, addiction issues, wasting of community assets or disparity in earning capacity will bring about a disparate division. It is imperative to meet with an experienced family lawyer to discuss through  the complex issues of property division in Texas.

Our Board Certified Lawyers Can Represent You

There are many moving parts in a divorce that need to be discussed with an experienced, board certified family lawyer to determine your rights and what you can expect if faced with a divorce. At Scroggins Family Law, all of our Collin County attorneys are certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and ready to fight on your behalf.

Call today at 214-469-3100 to request an initial case consultation.