Legal Representation for Divorce in Flower Mound
Seek Guidance from an Honest & Trustworthy Texas Family Lawyer
Divorce can be difficult, messy, and complicated. It isn't always a straightforward and amicable process. Even in cases where it is, there may be issues you are not aware of and ways you can protect yourself from future legal repercussions. Phillip Herr is prepared to fight for you and protect your children.
Phillip M. Herr is a former Associate Judge and an experienced divorce lawyer in Flower Mound with a reputation for being honest, trustworthy, and compassionate. With over 15 years of legal experience and a history of successful results, Mr. Herr is committed to protecting your interests and ensuring that your voice is heard.
What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Texas?
In the state of Texas, divorce can be on a fault basis or a no-fault basis. In other words, you do not need to have a concrete reason for seeking a divorce outside of irrevocable differences.
Fault-based divorce, however, can be based on a transgression by one spouse, such as:
- Cruel or abusive treatment
- Abandonment for one year or more
- Living separately for three years or more
- Confinement in a mental institution for three years or more if adjustment is unlikely or relapse is expected
- Conviction of a felony
In a no-fault divorce in Texas, neither party is named as the cause of the divorce.
At the Law Office of Phillip M. Herr, PLLC, Mr. Herr can assist you with:
- Contested divorce: When you and your spouse cannot agree on the terms of your divorce and need a family law court to step in
- Uncontested divorce: When you and your spouse can come to an agreement on the terms of your divorce and can finalize it outside of court
- High-asset divorce: When one or both parties in the divorce have a high net worth and need assistance with complicated property division matters.
Divorce vs. Annulment
Annulment is another way to end a marriage, but it is rare and you must meet strict requirements to qualify. In an annulment, the marriage is not just dissolved, it is completely erased from all records.
Grounds for annulment include:
- One individual between the ages of 16 and 18 was married without receiving parental consent, before September 1, 2017
- One of the parties is impotent
- One of the parties utilized fraud or force to cause the marriage to take place
- One or both parties were under the influence of drugs or alcohol when the marriage took place
- A concealed divorce
- A lack of mental capacity on the part of one or both spouses
The Texas Family Code has very specific requirements to qualify for an annulment. Therefore, you should consult with Mr. Herr to determine if you qualify for an annulment because the above grounds are expressed in general terms, not the specific requirements required for each ground.
A Void Marriage
A marriage can be declared void if either party has an existing marriage to another person, that has not been dissolved by death, divorce, or annulment.
There are time limits attached to annulment in most cases, so it is important to move quickly. Contact Phillip M. Herr, Attorney at Law, if you have questions about divorce or annulment in the state of Texas. A Flower Mound divorce lawyer who is honest, trustworthy, and here for you.