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Houston Divorce Lawyers

Cy Lee Legal Group PLLC is an established family law firm serving individuals and families in and around the greater Houston area. Our firm has been serving Texans for 15 years with a large portion of our practice dedicated to divorce and family law issues. Our team is well-versed in how the divorce process works in Texas and can help you resolve your divorce through alternative dispute resolution processes, such as negotiation and mediation as well as through the more complex litigation proceedings before a family law judge in court. 

No matter what type of divorce you are facing, whether it is contested, uncontested, high net worth, or same-sex marriage divorce, we can help. We are here to advise, guide, and represent you in all facets of divorce, such as alimony, the division of marital property and debt, child custody, and child support. We will work with you closely; your attorney will be by your side throughout the entire process, always ready to answer your questions and address any concerns about the proceedings and how they may affect your outcome. Our attorneys will always zealously protect your rights and do everything possible to help you secure the best possible result.

Reach out to a Houston divorce attorney to discuss your case in a confidential consultation. Cy Lee Legal Group PLLC can be reached via our online consultation form or at (832) 558-2659. We speak Chinese, Arabic, and Spanish. 

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Divorce in Texas

How your divorce is resolved through the decisions made can impact your life for the long term, from your financial stability to how much time you can spend with your children. Because of the profound impact on these highly-important matters, it makes sense to work with an experienced divorce attorney to ensure that you have all the protections you need and a professional working vigorously to pursue your best interests.

To begin the process, either you or your spouse must have lived in the state for at least six months prior to filing your petition and lived in the county in which you file for at least 90 days. 

Texas provides both fault-based and no-fault divorces. In a no-fault divorce, neither spouse has to provide evidence of any misconduct on the part of the other spouse that led to the need for divorce. Because this evidence is not needed, the divorce process can be faster. However, if you and your spouse disagree on the issues relative to your divorce which leads to the need for litigation, the process will be longer due to court schedules.

No-fault divorces in Texas are based on “insupportability,” meaning that your differences cannot be resolved. 

Fault-Based Divorce

Texas fault-based divorces are processed on the following grounds, which must be proven in court with evidence:

  • Cruelty
  • Adultery
  • Abandonment
  • Conviction of a felony (leading to a spouse being imprisoned for at least one year)
  • Mental illness (the mentally ill spouse must have been in a mental hospital for at least three years and is unlikely to recover)
  • Living apart for at least three years with no cohabitation during that time

The Division of Marital Property & Debt

The division of marital property and debt is a major factor that must be resolved before your divorce can be finalized. Texas follows the “community property” standard in which an even division must be imposed. However, this issue can be enormously complicated with various factors that may be in play which is why it is so important to have a proven lawyer on your side to ensure a fair result. 

Other Divorce Issues

The other issues related to a divorce, involving children and financial support, can be equally as complicated as property/debt issues. Child custody is often the most contested and emotionally-draining issue between parents. Ensuring that child support payments are fair and just for both parents and that the child’s needs are met can also result in additional hearings before the court. Finally, alimony is an issue that is not a given in any divorce. If you believe you need alimony or you wish to contest alimony as the paying spouse, you will need representation to advance your case before the judge. 

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