Making The Right Choices For Your Family During Divorce
Divorce is a big decision for a couple and it comes with many legal hurdles. As you approach these hurdles, you will have choices to make. The best choice for you and your family depends on your unique circumstances.
At McClimon Family Law, we set out to empower each client to make their own decisions when it comes to divorce. We take the time to educate you on the law and explain your options so that you can make informed choices along the way. With over a decade of experience, Board-Certified Family Law attorney Caroline McClimon is ready to guide you through the difficult process of divorce.
What Do You Need To Know?
You will need to understand the main issues that divorce deals with. These may include:
- Property division: All divorces must deal with the division of marital property. Texas is a community property state, which means that most property you acquire during your marriage is subject to division during divorce. We often assist clients with complex property, including high-asset estates.
- Child custody: For many parents, custody (called conservatorship in Texas law) can become the most contentious and emotional issue in the divorce process. We will help you fight to protect your relationship with your child and argue for a fair division of your conservatorship rights.
- Child support: If you have children, you will have to either agree on a child support plan or the court will create one based on statutory guidelines. Both parents must provide financially for their children, though many factors go into deciding which parent will make support payments to the other parent.
- Spousal support: Financial support for one spouse during or after a divorce is also known as spousal maintenance or alimony. Support is not automatically granted in every divorce. In fact, you must meet specific criteria set out in Texas law. We can help you understand if this applies in your case.
- Domestic violence: Though not common, this issue does arise during divorce. In some cases, tempers flare and violence leads to divorce. In other cases, one party might try to use false allegations to gain an advantage during the divorce. We will help you handle the situation with the guidance and resources you need.
These topics represent a few of the common general categories of divorce matters. Many subtopics exist within them. Ms. McClimon will guide you through these issues to determine what applies to your situation and what kind of outcome you would like to see.
Circumstances Can Change. What About Your Order?
Family law judges understand that children and families change over time. What works at the time you receive your divorce decree may not work in a few years. Ongoing orders such as child support, custody and parenting time schedules may be modified if you have a serious change in circumstances. We can help you either request or object to a modification.