DIVORCE ATTORNEY IN HUMBLE TX
Divorce can be a very emotional time in your life. The key to moving beyond the stress and pain is getting a divorce as efficiently as possible. It is also about getting a divorce settlement that is to your benefit.
There are a range of different divorce types, from uncontested divorces to default divorces to contested divorces and beyond. Our family law attorneys have years of experience fighting in their client’s corners. When you choose Spurlock & Associates, P.C. you will be hiring attorneys that can provide you the legal expertise you need regardless of which type of case you have.
An uncontested divorce is one in which the parties agree on child custody arrangements, child support, and property divisions before starting the process. This is the quickest and least expensive way to go through a divorce proceeding. If this is where you are at our team will seamlessly take you through the process. From preparing the petition, waiver, and incorporating your agreements into a final decree you will be in good hands with the attorneys of Spurlock & Associates, P.C.. A divorce can be completed as quickly as 60 days going through this process.
A default divorce occurs when one of the spouses chooses not to participate. Our attorneys are ready to take you through the process. From filing the petition, completing process service on a difficult to find spouse and putting together a final decree with agreements that a court will allow we are here for you. This process can take longer than 60 days as there must be time for service that will meet a court’s requirements.
A contested divorce would include any divorce where there are disputes over property, child support, child custody, and or bills and debt. There are many different routes a contested divorce can take.
Some may require emergency temporary orders, some may only need the help of a mediator after the discovery process and some can not be resolved before going to trial.
The attorneys at Spurlock & Associates, P.C. have many years of experience in all of these matters. Whether you are looking for an attorney to help you negotiate an agreement or you are looking for a fierce advocate at trial we are prepared to be in your corner.
If you are in need of a child custody attorney, you have come to the right place. Our team has the experience to help you modify an existing agreement, establish an agreement or fight with you every step of the way for what you think is right for your child.
Child custody cases can take many shapes. Establishing a standard possession order, a modified possession order or fighting for you so that possession and access is only available through a safe place for the child is what we do on a daily basis. We know how important your kids are to you and we will help you do your best for them regardless of the circumstances.
Child support in Texas is determined by a percentage of the net income of the obligated parent. Child support can be modified if you believe there has been a substantial change in income, regardless of going up or down. The family law team at Spurlock & Associates, P.C. is here to help you. Whether you or the obligor or oblige we will be there for you to assure you are paying or receiving the correct amount of support for you and your children. Our team has over 20 years of experience establishing new child support orders and modifying existing orders after a substantial change in income.
How Do I Hire A Divorce Attorney
Hiring an attorney starts with a consultation. The consultation will give you a chance to explain the issues with one of our staff. We will answer your questions and provide you information on moving forward and the type of outcome you may expect.
The total cost of any legal matter depends on the case. The costs are controlled best when the two parties agree on an outcome and move forward without contest. The costs are the highest when every issue is contested and agreements can’t be reached without attorney and court intervention. We realize that money is important and strive to keep the cost of the legal process as low as possible. Costs are largely controlled by the clients and how aggressive they need our firm to be.
Using Mediation in a Divorce to Minimize Litigation
Divorces can be messy and expensive. But if couples can agree to work together to craft a solution that works for them and their unique situation, they may be able to avoid some of the cost of litigation and may be happier with the end results achieved. The best part about using mediation is that the couple dictates the terms of the decree, not a judge or unfamiliar third party.
If your divorce involves child custody, child support, visitation schedules, spousal maintenance, and/or property division, mediation can be an efficient tool to resolve these issues and save the parties money.
Mediation is a confidential process used to resolve conflicts in an amicable manner. When attending mediation, both parties, along with their attorneys, meet with an impartial mediator. This third party directs the process and facilitates the communication between the couple, to help them explore solutions and obtain a mutually satisfactory agreement. The couple can agree to everything at the mediation, including property division, spousal maintenance, child support, child custody, and more.
While the mediator is not a judge, the mediator can help the couple reach a voluntary agreement. Once the couple reaches an agreement and signs the Mediated Settlement Agreement (MSA), it becomes binding and irrevocable.
The attorneys take the MSA and draft a final divorce decree that incorporates the terms of the MSA, and files it with the court. After the divorce decree is filed and signed by the judge, the divorce is final.
Let the very best divorce attorneys work for you!
The local lawyers at Spurlock & Associates, P.C. can assist you with every step of your divorce - From the initial filing to mediation, and from mediation to the final decree.
Our law firm is very familiar with mediation and can help you craft a solution suited for your specific needs. Serving families in the Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita, Huffman, Crosby, and surrounding communities in greater Houston, we will do everything in our power to get you the best result in your divorce.