Amarillo Divorce Attorney
Divorce is the legal process of ending a marriage. It usually involves ending or reorganizing of the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage. If property is involved, the divorce judgment will divide property and debts in a manner that is “just and right” and confirm separate property of the spouses. If children were born to or adopted during the marriage, a suit affecting parent child relationship will be combined with the divorce so that the court can enter orders as to the custody, visitation and support of the children. Divorce doesn't have to cost a fortune.
With over 20 years experience David Enos understands how painful and traumatic a divorce can be. Contact our office and schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help you throughout your divorce and related legal matters.
The divorce process begins when you or your spouse decide that the marriage should be ended. There are many reasons why this may happen, such as an affair, abandonment, abuse but usually it is just a matter personality differences as the husband and wife grow apart over time. Regardless of the reasons for the divorce, you will have to meet certain legal requirements before you can successfully obtain a divorce in Texas.
Grounds for Divorce
Texas is both a “no fault” and “fault” divorce state, which means that spouses can file for divorce without just because they want to or may claim certain legal grounds for divorce. In Texas, the following are considered legitimate grounds for divorce: cruelty, adultery, long-term imprisonment (over 1 year sentence), abandonment (over 1 year), living apart (at least 3 years) and confinement in a mental institution (at least 3 years). After a spouse feels that they have sufficient grounds for divorce or feels that the divorce is “no fault,” they may file a Petition for Divorce with the District court in the county where either party lives.
Texas Divorce Residency Requirements
Before someone can file for a divorce, they or their spouse must meet the residency requirements. In Texas, one of the spouses must be a resident of the state for at least 6 months and one of the spouses must be a resident of the county where they are filing for divorce for at least 90 days. David Enos files divorces in Potter County, Randall County, Deaf Smith County, Moore County, Gray County, Hartley County and Dallam.