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How A Divorce Lawyer Can Benefit You

legal divorce paper documents with pen closeupWhether you are about to deal with a divorce or are in the midst of one, knowing how a family law lawyer can benefit you is very useful. Because Texas divorce law is different than other states, it’s important to know what to expect. Divorce lawyers can answer all your big questions and help guide you through a difficult process in the least painful way.

A knowledgeable attorney is not only your advocate, but can also provide support and lend an objective and empathetic ear. Whether your divorce is seemingly civil, or overwhelming and emotional, a skillful attorney will help give you the information you need to know how to react. They will see the situation more clearly and help you determine the best course of action when you are deciding what to do, especially if it affects your children.

A family lawyer can answer your questions such as how to fight for sole custody, which parent will provide child support, how to protect your assets and much more.

A few factors of Texas law that you may not be aware of include:

  • A child over 12 years old may seek a preference for parental custody
  • Alimony isn’t guaranteed
  • Texas is a fault or no-fault divorce state
  • Joint custody may not be equal

Divorce lawyers can give you expert advice from A to Z when you are going through a divorce. Details that a lawyer will help you sort through in a divorce include, but are not limited to:

  • Property division
  • Alimony
  • Child support
  • Child custody

To help avoid costly court fees, having a lawyer mediate a collaborative divorce is also an option. This involves negotiation between the spouse and resolving any issues without having to deal with the court.

If you have any concerns regarding family law or divorce, Lone Star Lawyers is a valuable resource. Whether you are interested in collaboration or need expert advice or legal representation, contact one of our skilled lawyers today.


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  1. Tiffany Locke Reply

    A skillful lawyer who will give you the information you need to know how to react would be useful. Making sure you get the best outcome for everyone involved would be important. Looking into different divorce attorneys and checking how they work and communicate with you could help you get the outcome you want.

  2. Jade Brunet Reply

    I am glad to know that a knowledgeable attorney is your advocate and can provide an empathetic ear. It would be great to have some emotional support from someone who understands. Interviewing several lawyers before hiring would be a good idea to make sure you have found someone who has dealt with cases similar to yours before.

  3. Brynne Jones Reply

    It was great that you said how an attorney can provide you with expert advice as you are going through your divorce. I liked that you included how they can help you determine your next course of action throughout the process. My sister decided that it would be best if she gets a divorce from her husband. It could be beneficial for her to have a lawyer there to guide her through this process and help her as she fills out legal documents.

  4. Kylie Dotts Reply

    I like how you mentioned that a knowledgeable divorce lawyer can have a good opinion to give on topics you might struggle with as you are filing a divorce. Having the support of someone who has a lot of experience with what you’re going through would be really helpful as you go through such a hard time. I think I heard my brother saying that he and his wife are thinking about getting a divorce so we’ll see how that turns out.

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  6. Amanda Drew Reply

    I like how you say that an attorney can also give you support and an objective ear in addition to advocate for you. My husband recently came to me and said that he wants a divorce because he’s not in love with me anymore. I want to make sure that I’m protected through this process and have someone on my side, so I’ll need to find a great divorce attorney to help me out.

    • Howard Kahn Reply

      Sorry to hear about that. We can help. Please call when you are ready.

  7. Newport Beach Family Law Attorney Reply

    Informative one. Thanks for sharing with us

  8. Howard Kahn Reply

    sure, how can you help?

  9. Sherry Gajos Reply

    I really like what you said about how one of your divorce attorney’s main obligations is to help with property division and alimony. My older sister and her husband are divorcing and she asked my help in finding a good attorney. Thank you for the information about how she can also have a lawyer mediate a collaborative divorce as an option to consider.

    • Howard Kahn Reply

      Sherry, we are happy to help. One should carefully respect court proceedings. Sometimes they are brutal. We’d be happy to help you sister.

  10. Amy Winters Reply

    Thanks for pointing out that a divorce attorney will help you see the situation clearly and determine your best course of action, which can be hard during the overwhelming and emotional divorce process. My sister just told me that she and her husband have decided to get divorced. Although she knows it’s the right choice, she’s still pretty emotional about it. I’ll definitely suggest she hire a divorce attorney to help her figure out what steps to take.

  11. Thomas Westgren Reply

    I like how you said that a divorce lawyer can provide an empathetic ear as well as an academic mind to your case. Getting a divorce seems like it would be incredibly stressful and difficult, so having an empathetic ear could really help to alleviate some of that. That way you can cope a little more with what is going on no matter how hard or easy it is for you.

  12. Joy Butler Reply

    I think that a collaborative divorce would be a great idea for my situation. I didn’t know that a lawyer can help mediate that. I will have to see if there is a professional help me in my situation.

  13. Millie Hue Reply

    I like that you talked about how having a lawyer can cut costs because they can help the negotiation between the two of you without going to the court. With that in mind, I will suggest to my sister to hire one since she plans to file for a divorce. This will be perfect for her since splitting their finances in the future will be a financial crisis for her since she has not worked ever since they got married.

  14. Sam Li Reply

    I love what you said about divorce lawyers being able to provide expert advice. I think that contacting a divorce attorney is a great way to have a mediator with a not-biased way of thinking in order to relieve stress. My friend is considering divorce from his partner, so I’ll share with him the importance of taking the time to hire a reputable divorce lawyer with good credentials.

  15. Olivia Pearson Reply

    I like how you mentioned that lawyers will help you work through details like child support and child custody during a divorce. My friend is going through a difficult divorce with her husband, and what’s stressing her out more is the uncertainty of with which parent her kids will live. I’ll recommend that she find a reputable child custody attorney in her area that will take the time to sort through the details of child custody with her, so that she can have peace of mind during this tough time, knowing that she is represented by a professional.

  16. Rosie Beckett Reply

    My best friend and her husband are thinking about getting divorced and she is not sure she should hire a lawyer or handle the process herself, so I am glad that I found this article. You make a great point that a lawyer will be able to provide advice for my sister and help her understand all of the legal documents and processes. I think it would take a lot of stress out of the divorce process for my sister and give her peace of mind that everything will be done legally and correctly.

  17. Dave Anderson Reply

    It would be really nice to have an attorney if they can lend me an empathetic ear. Honestly, if I am going through a divorce, I would probably be complaining a lot. It would be really nice to have someone to listen and to help me out.

    Thank you Mr. Anderson. We are here to listen and to help. Kindly call when you are ready. 713-572-5246.

    Howard Kahn

  18. Dave Anderson Reply

    That is nice that a divorce lawyer can help when it comes to property division. That is something that I would want to do if I were to get a divorce from my wife. If someone were to get a divorce, it would be good for them to have an attorney so that they can divide their property properly.

  19. Dave Anderson Reply

    That is really interesting that a child over 12 years is able to seek preference for parental custody. Maybe I should look into getting a child custody lawyer to help me with any other factors that might come in. Then I could hopefully get the best custody that I am allowed for my child.

  20. Dave Anderson Reply

    That is nice that a divorce attorney can answer all your questions. That is something that I would want to have if I were getting divorced. Maybe it would be a good idea to get a divorce attorney.

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