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Georgetown, TX Divorce Attorney

Georgetown TX Fathers Rights Lawyer

Lawyers Serving Williamson County Clients with Custody, Support and Property Division Issues

No matter why a couple files for divorce, the ultimate result is always the same—the end of the marriage. In the past, understanding why one or both spouses wanted a divorce was important, but that is less true today. Texas is a "no-fault" state, which means that you do not have to have grounds for a divorce. If you want to present grounds, however, you still can. At Powers Kerr & Rashidi, PLLC, we are experienced in handling fault and no-fault divorces. We counsel our clients on the best strategy for filing for divorce and how to get through the proceedings as efficiently as possible.

Fault and No-Fault Divorce in Williamson County

When someone is at "fault" for a divorce there are "grounds" for the divorce. In Texas, the grounds for divorce include:

  • Adultery
  • Cruelty (physical or mental suffering)
  • Abandonment (at least one year)
  • Felony Conviction (serving at least one year in jail)
  • Living Apart (at least three years)
  • Committed to a Mental Institution (at least three years, without real hope for recovery)

The spouse filing for the divorce must prove the grounds for the divorce in order to establish a fault divorce. If this is done, the "innocent" spouse may receive a larger portion of the community property. Our firm is experienced in arguing for and against grounds in fault divorce cases and advocating for a just resolution on behalf of our clients.

"No-fault" divorces are also available under Texas law. In no-fault divorces, also known as "insupportability," only one spouse has to believe that the marriage is irretrievably broken. These are the most common types of divorces these days because they do not require any poof to establish grounds. Consequently, the community property is split equally. Our attorneys have handled countless no-fault divorce cases and are skilled in swiftly resolving property division, custody, and support matters.

Even when one spouse is at greater fault than the other, it may be advisable to file for a no-fault divorce in order to avoid the often protracted battle that results from trying to prove fault. We will discuss the specific circumstances of your divorce and work with you to create a game plan that best serves your interests.

To learn more about how we can assist you with your divorce, call 512-610-6199 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. We are located in Austin, and serve clients in Georgetown and throughout Williamson County and Central Texas.

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