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Divorce is a tense, difficult time, regardless of whether it was a mutual decision. There are still a lot of documents and red tape to sort through, even when the split is amicable. It takes a great deal of time and energy to resolve issues concerning property division, child custody, paternity law, and alimony. This is why Haugen Law Firm can handle all your Denton family law needs

    How Our Denton County Divorce Attorneys Can Help

    As an individual with valuable property and assets, you need a Denton County divorce lawyer who is familiar with handling high net-worth divorces in order to protect your assets and ensure a fair division of your property. Haugen Law Firm, P.C. has helped many high-earning clients protect their hard-earned money and property during divorce.

    What Are the Types of Divorce?

    The way in which you dissolve your marriage will depend on your unique circumstances. Our seasoned Denton County divorce attorney represents clients ranging from stay-at-home mothers to high-earning executives, and every case requires a different approach.

    • Uncontested Divorce cases may be resolved without a courtroom battle
    • Contested Divorce will require aggressive representation in court

    What Divorce Issues Can We Assist With?

        Common divorce issues our Denton County divorce attorney can handle include but are not limited to:

        If needed, we can help you resolve some of these issues through mediation or collaborative law.

          Ready to file for divorce? Contact us for a consultation with our Denton County divorce lawyer.

          Texas Residency Requirements for Divorce

          If you wish to file for divorce in Texas, you must meet a residency requirement. This requirement stipulates that you or your spouse must have been a Texas resident for six months prior to filing and you must have lived in the county where the divorce is filed for at least 90 days.

          Texas Grounds for Divorce

          If you meet the residency requirement, then you can file for either a fault or a no-fault divorce. If you file for a fault divorce, that means that you are attributing the end of your marriage to your spouse.

          In order to file for such a divorce, you must have grounds. Texas recognizes the following as grounds for a fault divorce:

          • Abandonment
          • Adultery
          • Confinement in a mental hospital
          • Conviction of a felony
          • Cruelty
          • Living apart for at least 3 years

          If you file for a no-fault divorce, that means that you are not attributing the end of your marriage to anyone. Texas recognizes the following as grounds for a no-fault divorce:

          • Insupportability - means that your marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities that has prevented any possible reconciliation.

          What Is a Contested Divorce in Texas?

          When both spouses do not agree on all the terms of the divorce, then a contested divorce must be filed. These terms can include issues such as custody, support, and property division.

          For these reasons, contested divorces usually take longer than one that is uncontested. While some people may view contested divorces in a negative light, they are very helpful for those who wish to uncover assets and property that another spouse may be hiding. They also can help determine which living environment serves the best interests of the child.

          How Fast Can I Get Divorced in Texas?

          In most cases, a divorce will take around 61 days to process in the state of Texas. There is a 60 day waiting period for all divorce cases, which starts the day the petition for divorce is filed. This means that the fastest your divorce will be finalized is in 61 days, but in some cases, it does take longer than this.

          What Happens With Your 401k in a Divorce in Texas?

          Contributions to retirement plans made during a marriage are community property of both spouses. Regardless of the duration of the marriage, most 401k plans will be divided between the couple during divorce proceedings. It’s also important to note that the court is not required to split 401ks evenly between spouses. These plans are valued at the date of the divorce.

          Where to File for Divorce in Denton County

          There are countless factors involved in any divorce case. You cannot afford to pursue a divorce without having the support and guidance of an experienced attorney. Haugen Law Firm, P.C. can provide the representation that you need, no matter how complex your case may be. Our firm has experience handling high net worth divorce, uncontested divorce, and military divorce and is capable of getting outstanding results in the most difficult of cases.

          Our divorce lawyer proudly serves clients throughout Denton County, including Flower Mound and Lewisville, TX. If you considering filing for divorce, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation to discuss your options. We are always accessible to clients and provide outstanding legal service. We even help clients build a post-divorce strategy for success after the case.

          Let Us Help You File for Divorce in TX & Guide You Through The Divorce Process

          Our Denton County divorce lawyer at Haugen Law Firm, P.C. provides individualized attention for each client. While many other firms may use a formalized, cookie-cutter approach, our dedicated attorney understands that your situation is unique. Each client's case receives extensive preparation, which is key to the success of any endeavor. The possibility of success dramatically increases when thought and strategy go into a case.

          Want to learn about how a Denton County divorce lawyer can help you? Contact Haugen Law Firm, P.C. today to discuss your options. Give us a call today!

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