Contested or Uncontested Divorce

In the State of Texas, your divorce can be classified as either contested or uncontested. Uncontested divorces are when both parties agree on issues like child custody and support, asset and debt division, and alimony. However, when parties do not agree on these...

A Look At Divorce in the U.S.

Divorce is more common than ever in the United States. In fact, as many as 50% of marriages end in divorce. Take a look at the quick facts and stats about divorce trends in the U.S. to get a clear picture of the modern marriage landscape. Learn about your options...

Uncontested Divorces

Getting a divorce is one of the top five most stressful events that can occur during your life. However, with the guidance of an experienced legal team and a little preparation, achieving a happy and healthy divorce is possible. The attorneys at Balekian Hayes, PLLC,...

6 Signs Your Marriage May Be Over

Courts across the country will begin the new year with a rise in divorce filings beginning in January and peaking in February through March. Because January is a time for making resolutions and planning for a new year, many couples may take this season to reevaluate...

How to Find a Family Law Firm That Fits

January has unofficially been named Divorce Month by legal experts, due to the rise in cases filed during the first month of the year. Many experts believe that the reason for this trend is that couples don’t want to get divorced over the holidays. Especially...

How Domestic Violence Affects Divorce

How does abuse lead to divorce? There are dozens of reasons why a couple may choose to get divorced. One of the most common causes is the presence of domestic violence, also known as family violence. Most people assume domestic violence only occurs as physical...

How do I file for divorce in Dallas, TX?

To file for divorce in Texas, at least one party must live in the state for six months prior to filing for divorce. One party must also live in the county where you wish to file for a minimum of 90 days. Texas is a mixed state, which means it will grant both...