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DIVORCE
FAMILY LAWYER IN HOUSTON

Julie Ketterman, Family Lawyer in Houston Texas, has represented and advised thousands of individuals with Family Law issues including divorce in Harris County, Galveston, Brazoria County, Ft. Bend County, Matagorda County and Waller County.

Divorce may include Child Support, Spouse Support, Domestic Violence, Child Custody, Guardianships, Motions to Modify, property division, Relocation, Post-Judgment Actions, Prenuptial Agreements, Child Visitation schedules, and Divorce Mediation.

Studies have shown that divorce is one of the three most stressful experiences someone can face. It is, without question, a very emotional time in anyone's life.

Houston Divorce Lawyer Julie Ketterman's, goal is to resolve matters quickly and to save you the trauma of litigation. When necessary, she will vigorously defend your rights in court. A divorce, child custody case or other family law case does not always have to be a traumatic, combative experience.

Hearing or seeing the word divorce creates many emotions and reactions due to the realization that you are about to restructure the family unit. It is necessary to address parent-child issues such as custody (in Texas it is called conservatorship), visitation schedules, child support payments and maintenance of health insurance for the children.

Decisions related to you and your family will impact everyone's future; therefore, Julie's experience working with a family combined with Family Law knowledge and wisdom will be key factors to making the correct decisions.

Even when the issues are complex, your future is at stake and emotions are running high, Houston Family lawyer Julie Ketterman will work hard to protect your legal rights while avoiding unnecessary conflict and stress.

Child custody and child support are the two specific legal issues for children in a divorce which can add complexity the proceedings.

Obviously divorce restructures the family unit. Parent-child issues such as custody, visitation schedules, child support payments, and maintenance of health insurance for the children must be established with the best interest of the child as the primary consideration

If you're thinking about divorce, there are a few things to consider initially:

  • Texas divorce law recognizes that as long as one party is domiciled in Texas every marriage (between a man and a woman) entered into is presumed valid even if the persons were married elsewhere.
  • Texas divorce law requires that a party wishing to divorce and planning to file for divorce must be a resident of the state of Texas for six months and a resident of the county in which the lawsuit is filed for the preceding 90 days.
  • Texas also requires that, at the same time divorce proceedings are occurring, all property issues and all children related issues are addressed and resolved.
  • Texas presumes that every child born during the marriage is the biological offspring of that marriage, even if both parties acknowledge the child is not biological child of one of the parties. In this case it is important to have a finding the child is not the biological child of non-paternity parent.

Texas is a "No Fault" Divorce State

Simply speaking, the court is not concerned with who is at fault, so generally the reason, for the divorce is stated to be "insupportability", meaning that the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict so there is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation.

Houston Family Lawyer Julie Ketterman's, goal is to resolve matters quickly and to save you the trauma of litigation. Call her for a free consultation.

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