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Whisenant & Associates Attorneys at Law Divorce
Family Law:

We help families resolve issues
related to all family law listed.

Board-Certified Divorce Attorney Serving The Woodlands Area and Surrounding Counties

Capable management of issues related to marital dissolution

If you have decided to dissolve your marriage in The Woodlands area or surrounding counties of Texas, Whisenant & Associates can help you resolve contentious issues while meeting your objectives for your life after divorce. While providing emotional support and effective communication, we help you identify practical and achievable goals and a pragmatic strategy to reach them. After more than 20 years of providing legal representation, we know from experience that a divorce trial can be counterproductive. Trials are expensive, and parties tend to be more willing to comply with the terms of a negotiated or mediated divorce settlement than a court order dictated by a judge. However, when a trial on one or more ancillary issues becomes necessary, we are experts in asserting and protecting your rights in court.

What types of divorce are available under Texas law?

A majority of Texas divorces are no-fault, based upon insupportability, meaning that the marriage has broken down and there is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation. No-fault allows the parties to divorce without airing their dirty laundry for the world to see.

A fault-based divorce may be appropriate in some cases, especially if one spouse wishes to receive a greater portion of the marital estate. Grounds for a fault-based divorce include:

  • Abandonment
  • Physical, mental or emotional cruelty
  • Adultery
  • Criminal conviction of certain charges

A compassionate attorney at Whisenant & Associates can review your situation and help you decide on the method of divorce that is best suited to your circumstances.

How do you file for divorce in Texas?

To file a divorce petition, you must have been a resident of the state for six months and a resident of the county for 90 days. There is no legal separation in Texas, although there is a 60-day waiting period after you file before the court can grant your divorce. The point is often moot, because anything more complex than a simple, uncontested no-fault divorce usually takes longer than 60 days.

Selecting a divorce strategy that fits your circumstances

Board-certified family law attorney J. Thad Whisenant usually recommends mediation for difficult ancillary issues. If the parties retain mutual respect for each other and can effectively communicate, collaborative law may be appropriate. In the collaborative process, parties waive their right to a trial and focus exclusively on negotiation and discovery as problem-solving tools.

Schedule a consultation with family law professionals serving The Woodlands area and the surrounding counties

At Whisenant & Associates, our legal professionals offer a range of approaches to negotiate your divorce, including mediation, collaborative law and, if necessary, litigation. Contact Whisenant & Associates at 281.681.8889 or online to schedule your consultation. Se habla español.

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