Austin Divorce Attorney
Skilled Representation for Family Law Cases in Austin
If you are facing a divorce, you need an attorney to protect your rights
and the best interest of your family. At Menduni Martindill, our team
of Austin family lawyers is committed to helping clients like you obtain
the divorce outcome that they need. Whether you are facing a contested
divorce or an annulment, we have the experience and resources to guide
you through every step of the legal process.
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The outcome of your divorce could greatly impact your future, because issues such as
property division and
alimony can affect the life you lead and the relationships you have for years
to come. Our Austin family lawyers recognize this; as such, we look out
for the best interests of you and your children—considering what
choices will have the best results on a short- and long-term level. Whether
you need an
annulment or are divorcing after years of marriage,
we will do everything possible to protect your rights.
If we can help you and your former spouse carry out an
uncontested divorce through
mediation, then we will proceed as necessary; however, if this is not an option,
we will represent you in court. Our legal services also extend to victims of
domestic violence who wish to have a
protective order enacted, as well as those who wish to formally dissolve their marriages
altogether after incidents of spousal abuse. Our legal representation
extends to cases of every nature, including
contempt issues , as well as those that require petitions for
modification. Whether you are looking for more information about
parental relocation or your interest is geared toward
cohabitation issues and how such problems can be addressed, having an Austin divorce attorney
on your side is the most surefire way to fully satisfy the needs of your case.
Professional Help for Divorces in Austin, Texas
It is important that you understand the specific laws of the state because
they can greatly affect the progress of your divorce and the overall outcome
of your case. Our Austin divorce attorneys are well-versed in Texas family
law and can counsel you on the road ahead. You, or your spouse, must be
a resident of the state of Texas for 6 months, and at least 90 days of
the county you reside in, before you can officially file. After filing,
there's a 60-day waiting period. There are two ways to end a marriage:
no-fault divorce and fault-based divorce. Cases of no-fault imply that
there has been discord / conflict or that you and your partner haven't
been living together for at least 3 years. Fault-based cases are different, however.
To qualify, one of the following factors must be present:
- Confinement for incurable insanity for 3 years
- Conviction of a felony resulting in imprisonment for more than a year
- Cruel and inhumane treatment.
Some cases can be executed through mutually agreed-upon terms. When issues
such as property distribution and child support, which are typical concerns
of divorcing couples, can be resolved amicably, the process can be exceuted
more easily. On the other hand, divorces of default must be executed when
one partner doesn't sign the required papers, and therefore, the partner
who filed is permitted all requests.
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After Filing for Divorce in Austin: What's Next?
After you file, you are required to notify your spouse of your actions
and you must be prepared to attend a divorce hearing. You will then have
to make decisions regarding child custody, property distribution, child
support, and whether or not the wife wants to revert back to her maiden
name. While these might all seem simple at face-value, when emotions get
involved they can be very difficult decisions to make. It is helpful to
have a neutral, yet knowledgeable divorce attorney who can guide you through
the entire process and provide you with the insight and support you need.
Our Austin divorce lawyers are here to help!
Unfortunately, getting a divorce is not as simple as agreeing to part ways.
Throughout the process, countless issues can arise that neither party
may have expected; every effort should be made to resolve these issues
as quickly and favorably as possible. The law requires
equitable distribution, making it necessary for you and your former spouse to reach a workable
and fair agreement on every aspect of the divorce before the judge can
approve the action. If you cannot agree, the court will intervene and
the judge will make a ruling on each topic. Failing to hire an adept lawyer
can leave you dealing with terms and conditions that don't work.
At Menduni Martindill, our qualifications allow clients to feel secure
in the legal representation they've chosen.
Austin Divorce Attorney Becca Menduni is board certified in family law
by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and our clients praise our "knowledge and experience," "guidance,"
and our "professionalism and compassion." We can analyze your
family law issue and get back to you with pertinent information that can
be highly advantageous to your case. Our Austin family lawyers boast impressive
credentials. For both English and Spanish speakers, we provide sound legal
assistance to those who need it.
Dealing with a family law issue?
Contact a divorce lawyer from our firm to learn more.