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Your Supportive Legal Ally In Divorce Procedures

It’s often heartbreaking to see a family structure changed by divorce, but in many cases, it is the best choice for everyone, including the children.

At The Morgan Law Office, we believe that family law cases must always have the entire family in mind. You and your children are going through a difficult time, and the last thing you need is to be subjected to a confusing and intimidating legal process.

No matter how friendly your split with your spouse is, you must have your own attorney during a divorce. Even uncontested divorces can have details in which you differ from your soon-to-be ex. We provide confidential, honest counsel to you so you can rebuild your life and thrive afterward.

We are attorneys Brent and Piper Morgan, and we’re a husband-wife legal team serving the Midland community. As a couple, we understand the intricacies of relationships and can offer perspectives on both sides of a case. We also have nearly 40 years of combined experience in family law practice.

This means that we’ve handled hundreds of divorces and that we’re very familiar with the way the court treats these types of proceedings. Let us be your trusted allies and provide you with legal guidance throughout this challenging time.

What Is The Divorce Process In Texas?

Divorces don’t just happen instantly; they’re legal processes that can take time. Generally speaking, the length of the procedure depends on whether the divorce is contested or uncontested:

  • Uncontested divorce: If both spouses agree on all the divorce terms (like property division, child custody and support), the process can be relatively quick. Texas has a mandatory waiting period of 60 days after filing the petition for divorce before it can be finalized. So, an uncontested divorce could be finalized shortly after this waiting period if everything moves smoothly.
  • Contested divorce: The divorce is considered contested if the spouses disagree on one or more terms. This type of divorce usually takes longer because it may involve court hearings, mediation and even a trial. Contested divorces can take several months to a couple of years to resolve, depending on the complexity and the backlog of the court’s schedule.

In both cases, you’ll need a lawyer who can guide you through your case. Our experience and position as husband and wife give us a unique perspective on the divorce procedure, and we’re ready to help.

Why Do You Need A Lawyer For Your Divorce?

If you want to split from your spouse, why would you need attorneys like us? We offer the following services:

  • Legal advice: We can provide you with guidance on state laws that apply to your specific situation and help you understand your rights and obligations.
  • Paperwork: Divorces involve a lot of paperwork, so let us handle your legal documents.
  • Negotiation: We can negotiate on your behalf for property division, child custody, spousal support and child support.
  • Representation in court: If the negotiations fall through, we can represent you in a contested divorce.
  • Enforcement or modification: If the other party refuses to follow the court order, we can help you. Filing an enforcement motion will involve proving that the other party didn’t comply, so let us handle organizing the evidence you have.

No matter which step of the divorce process you are in, we can assist you.

Questions We Can Help You Answer

As you proceed through the divorce process – which can last anywhere from 61 days in the case of an uncontested divorce to months or years in highly conflictual, litigated divorces – you will no doubt have many questions about both the legal issues at play and how your family will be impacted. We can help you at each stage:

  • During the divorce process, we can help you negotiate with your ex on significant issues related to your children, how property will be divided and if any spousal support (alimony) will be paid.
  • During divorce litigation, we will fight for your best interests and the best interests of your children.
  • During discussions related to child custody, we can explain Texas custody options, how the court may view your request for primary custody and how to create a viable co-parenting plan with your ex.
  • During child support and spousal support discussions, we can explain Texas law in these areas, and prepare your request or response to a support request.
  • After your divorce is finalized, we can evaluate your requests for post-decree modifications to custody or support, and help you file them in the appropriate court venue.

Because we help families in several areas of the law at our firm, we can also help you during a divorce with updating your estate planning documents and with filing domestic violence charges if your relationship has been fractured by abuse.

Face The Divorce Process With A Knowledgeable Legal Partner

Call us at 432-307-6507 or message us through the online contact form today. Schedule an initial consultation with us and we’ll help you understand your divorce rights and options.