Divorce Attorney in Colleyville
Providing the Assistance You Need to End Your Marriage
Divorce is the end of a rough journey that has resulted in a failed marriage,
whether through unresolved conflict or simply an unfulfilled relationship.
For most couples, nothing about the divorce process is easy. There are
bound to be painful emotions when abandoning what once seemed like a promising
future with your mate. Even so, you still have choices when it comes to
how you will approach divorce to reduce your emotional burdens.
At the Law Offices of Kate Smith, PLLC in Colleyville, I provide personalized,
individual attention for clients undergoing divorce. Kate Smith fully
understands what her clients are experiencing and offer them alternatives
to help them make the best decisions possible.
Alternatives to courtroom litigation such as a negotiated settlement, arbitration,
mediation and collaborative law can often be used to effectively in divorce
cases. In some cases, in order to arrive at a favorable outcome or to
reach our client’s objectives, she has to take their case to trial.
Under these circumstances, our law firm seeks to protect our client’s
rights to the fullest degree. Attorney Kate Smith is respected and well-known
among other attorneys and judges for our common sense and straightforward
approach to cases.
Texas Grounds for Divorce
Under Texas law, a couple can file for a ‘‘no-fault’’
divorce, in which case, neither party bears the blame for break-up of
Couples can also file ‘‘fault’’ as grounds for
divorce, which include the following reasons:
- Cruel treatment
- Abandonment (1 year)
- Long-term incarceration (more than 1 year)
- Confinement to a mental hospital (3 years)
- Living apart (3 years)
Ending a marriage often involves many issues. Issues regarding alimony,
child custody, child support, visitation, and property division will each
be addressed as part of the divorce process. If a question arises regarding
parentage, paternity may also need to be resolved.
Once the terms of the divorce are set, the court will prepare the final
decree that dissolves the marriage. There is a 60-day waiting period in
Texas from the day the petition for divorce is filed until the court may
enter the final decree. Of course, when couples have difficulty agreeing
on divorce terms, cases take longer to finalize.
Reach Out to Our
Colleyville Law Office for Skilled Legal Representation Today!
A divorce lawyer advocates clients’ rights in divorce proceedings
and all other legal areas associated with divorce. At Law Offices of Kate
Smith, PLLC, I treat our clients with respect and holds their matters
in the strictest of confidence.
When you are faced with dissolution of your marriage and need legal advice,
call my Colleyville law office at
817-381-7733 to learn how I can assist you.