Balekian-Hayes-PLLC

Divorce Lawyer

On Your Side During Divorce

The divorce process can be one of the hardest times in your life. This is why you need an experienced divorce attorney in your corner to listen and fight for you. At Balekian Hayes, PLLC, we understand the stress and emotions involved in a divorce, and we help you handle the situation properly and make the right decisions. Don’t fight your divorce case alone. We are on your side. To schedule your consultation and begin your legal strategy, call our firm today.

You Are Not Alone

In 2019, the Texas state divorce rate was 2.1 per 1000 marriages. While this is a substantial decrease from 1990s 4.2 per 1000, those going through a divorce today are far from alone. Our divorce lawyers are here to help you navigate the legal process, from start to finish, so you can rest assured you are getting the best protection available. Balekian Hayes, PLLC is not a “churn and burn” firm where the team focuses on the volume of cases. By handling a smaller number of cases, we personally invest in the outcome of each family law case and give each the care it deserves. Set up your consultation to find out how we can help you. Get the Divorce Help You Need

What Are Legal Grounds For Divorce In Texas?

In Texas, you must allege grounds for your divorce. Your “Grounds” options include: • Insupportability – Most filers allege their divorce this way. In its simplest form, it means that the marriage is no longer supportable and/or you are no longer willing to be supportive of it. • Adultery – Someone in the marriage has been unfaithful • Abandonment – A party in the marriage has left with no intention of returning • Severe Mental Disability – At least one party in the marriage has a severe mental disability • Imprisonment for Over One Year – A member of the marriage is incarcerated for more than one year • Cruel Treatment – One party in the marriage has suffered cruelphysical or mental treatment

What Can You Expect During Your Divorce Case?

While each divorce case is different, each divorce follows the same basic procedure. There are many steps to the divorce process in Texas, but the Balekian Hayes attorneys will guide you through every step.

Once the Papers are Filed

Once you make the decision to divorce, you must file a Petition for Divorce and the other party must be served. From the date of filing, you must wait at least sixty (60) days before your divorce can be granted. Texas courts call this the “cooling-off period”.

Property Division

As part of the divorce proceeding, a fair and equitable property division should occur with all community property.

Child Considerations

When a divorce involves children, the court’s first obligation is to ensure the safety and security of the involved child(ren). This will include both custody and support arrangements and will be monitored and can be modified when needed.

  • Child Custody: Custody of the child will be decided before the divorce is finalized. This agreement will outline the child’s main residence as well as visitation allowances for the noncustodial parent (parent with whom the child does not live).
  • Child Support: Child support is decided through information such as salary, insurance requirements and held policies, and more. The noncustodial parent will be required to pay the decided child support amount until the child turn 18 or a modification is processed.

Spousal Support

Along with custody and child support agreements, the presiding judge may require spousal support for a period of time. This is a set amount that must be paid to the former spouse. Oftentimes, spousal support is ordered when one party in the marriage has been a stay-at-home partner for an extended period of time and is used to give the party time to establish themselves as an individual.

While we always encourage parties to reach an agreement where they can, we side with you when parties cannot reach agreed terms. As your divorce attorney, we advocate for you and what you are entitled to in a Court of Law.

We Offer Affordable & Effective Divorce Solutions to Texas Residents

Dividing property during a divorce is often one of the biggest challenges couples face. Many times, intense emotions and conflicting interests develop, so it is important to have a top-rated Dallas family law attorney on your side. With years of experience protecting the rights of clients who face property division matters, Balekian Hayes, PLLC helps you assess all assets, identify assets as a community or separate property, and ensure you receive your fair share of the community estate.

Call Balekian Hayes PLLC today