Galveston Divorce Lawyer

Committed Galveston Divorce Lawyer Working Hard for You

Separating from one’s spouse and taking some time off from a relationship that is volatile is one thing; initiating the steps to legally terminate the marriage is another. At the law offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we understand how serious filing for divorce is, and want to provide you with the confidential, sound legal representation you deserve if divorce is in your future.

Divorce Is an Intensive Legal Process

Many couples who wish to dissolve their marriage fail to think about just how legally intensive the process of divorce is, even if you are filing for a no-fault divorce. Our law firm is skilled at helping individuals and families in and around the Galveston area navigate the complicated process that is divorce. We guide you through understanding things such as:

  • Fault and no-fault grounds for divorce. There are seven different grounds for seeking a divorce in Texas, six of which are fault based. The fault grounds for divorce include: cruelty, adultery, conviction of a felony, abandonment, separation of at least three years, and confinement in a mental hospital. The only no-fault ground is the “insupportability” of the marriage, which means that differences have arisen between the couple that are not reconcilable.
  • Property division laws. When a couple is getting divorced in Texas, the court will assume that all property is community property, and is therefore up for division between the couple as such. Understanding property division laws, and what your rights may be if you have property that you do not believe to be the property of your spouse, is essential.
  • Child support and child custody. Divorcing parents are encouraged to work together to create a child custody arrangement. However, if they cannot, the court will determine custody based on the best interests of the child. Because both parents are responsible for providing for their child financially, typically the non-custodial parent will be ordered to pay child support.
  • Spousal maintenance. If one party in the marriage is financially dependent upon the other, the dependent party may seek an award for spousal maintenance, also called alimony. There are many different factors that are weighed to determine whether or not maintenance is appropriate, and if so, for how much a maintenance award should be.

Our attorneys at the office of Tad Nelson & Associates are well-versed in the issues in a standard divorce listed above, and are also highly experienced in high asset divorces, mediation and collaborative divorce, and both contested and uncontested divorce cases.

Schedule Your Consultation with Our Galveston Divorce Lawyers Today

Going through a divorce can be an emotional process that leaves you feeling lonely and exhausted. We understand what you’re going through, and want to let you know that you don’t have to do this alone. When you call our talented Galveston divorce lawyers, we will provide you with the support and legal representation you’re looking for. Please reach us by phone or email today to schedule your free consultation.

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