Flower Mound Divorce Attorneys 

Empathetic Guidance Through Divorce in Texas

If your life were a book, divorce would be a new chapter, a crossroads. It would be the point where you turn down a different path. The transition can be emotional, financially stressful, and full of uncertainty because you may not know exactly where you are headed or what lifestyle awaits you. Or, it can be a new start on life.

At Little & Logue, we can help you find your way. We’ll talk about your legal options in a down-to-earth manner, explaining the process in plain English. We want you to understand the choices involved, so you can make the decisions that are right for you.

We handle a lot of divorce cases in our family law practice. In Denton and Collin Counties, cases that have contested issues must go through divorce mediation. The upside is that through mediation couples can often avoid the high costs of litigation because they are able to settle issues outside of court.

Understanding No-Fault and Fault-Based Divorce in Texas

Texas has a no-fault divorce option, which means couples do not have to assign fault to one of the spouses in order to obtain a divorce. Texas also has fault-based divorce. In this type of divorce, you must prove divorce grounds exist based on: cruelty, adultery, abandonment, felony conviction or mental hospital confinement.

Protecting Your Children's Future

If you have minor children, you must make decisions about child custody, child support and visitation. Attorneys can often help you reach a settlement regarding these issues. However, if you and your spouse cannot reach an agreement, a judge will decide for you.

Navigating Property Division

Some property is marital property, which means both of you own the property together. Property obtained during marriage is considered community property in Texas. It includes income, investments, retirement plans, cars, real estate, life insurance and family businesses. Marital property must be divided. Separate property does not have to go through property division in divorce. Examples of separate property are property acquired as a gift, an inheritance or prior to marriage.

Understanding Spousal Support

Not all marriages involve alimony. However, whether or not to pursue alimony or contest the other spouse’s request for alimony is a decision you can make with your lawyer’s help.

Local Support for Family Divorce in Flower Mound

Living in Flower Mound, you know that our community is tight-knit and supportive. When facing the challenges of a family divorce, it's essential to have a legal team that understands the unique aspects of our area. At Little & Logue, we know the local resources and government entities to assist you during this difficult time.

For residents of Flower Mound, navigating the complexities of divorce can be particularly stressful due to the proximity to Denton and Collin Counties. These counties require mediation for contested issues, which can significantly relieve many families. Mediation helps avoid litigation's high costs and emotional toll, allowing you to settle disputes amicably and efficiently.

We understand that one of the most pressing concerns for families in Flower Mound is the well-being of their children. The Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) and local community centers offer various programs to support children through transitions. While we don't partner directly with these entities, we can guide you on leveraging these resources to ensure your children's needs are met during and after the divorce process.

Property division is another critical issue for Flower Mound residents. With many families owning homes, investments, and businesses in the area, understanding what constitutes community property versus separate property is crucial. Our team will help you navigate these distinctions to ensure a fair division of assets.

Spousal support decisions can also be challenging. Whether you are considering alimony or contesting a request, we will provide the information and support you need to make informed decisions. We aim to help you achieve a fair outcome that reflects your contributions and needs.

At Little & Logue, we are committed to providing compassionate and knowledgeable support to Flower Mound families. We understand the local landscape and are here to help you through every step of your family divorce journey.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the difference between no-fault and fault-based divorce in Texas?

In Texas, a no-fault divorce allows couples to dissolve their marriage without assigning blame to either party. This means that neither spouse is held responsible for the breakdown of the marriage. On the other hand, a fault-based divorce requires one spouse to prove that the other is at fault due to reasons such as cruelty, adultery, abandonment, felony conviction, or mental hospital confinement. The choice between no-fault and fault-based divorce can impact the legal proceedings and the outcome of the divorce.

How does divorce mediation work in Denton and Collin Counties?

In Denton and Collin Counties, divorce mediation is a mandatory step for cases with contested issues. During mediation, a neutral third party helps the divorcing couple negotiate and settle disputes outside of court. This process can significantly reduce the costs and emotional stress associated with litigation by allowing couples to reach agreements on various aspects of their divorce, such as property division, child custody, and support.

What is considered community property in a Texas divorce?

In Texas, community property includes all assets and income acquired by either spouse during the marriage. This encompasses wages, investments, retirement plans, vehicles, real estate, life insurance, and family businesses. Community property is subject to division during a divorce, with the aim of distributing it in a fair and just manner. Separate property, such as gifts, inheritances, or assets owned prior to marriage, is not divided and remains with the original owner.

How is child custody determined in a Texas divorce?

Child custody decisions in Texas are based on the best interests of the child. If divorcing parents can agree on custody arrangements, they can settle this matter through negotiation or mediation. However, if an agreement cannot be reached, the decision will be made by a judge. The judge will consider various factors, including the child's needs, each parent's ability to care for the child, and the child's relationship with each parent, to determine custody and visitation rights.

When is spousal support awarded in a Texas divorce?

Spousal support, or alimony, is not automatically granted in Texas divorces. It may be awarded if one spouse significantly lacks sufficient property or income to provide for their basic needs post-divorce, or if they are unable to earn sufficient income due to a disability, custodial responsibilities for a young or disabled child, or another valid reason. The duration and amount of spousal support are determined based on factors such as the length of the marriage, each spouse's financial resources, and the contributions made during the marriage.

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"He helped me with a process I had been dreading for a long time. He encouraged me when I needed it. I would recommend Thomas for sure."

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