Divorce


Divorce With Children

Considering Divorce?

If you have considered divorce, or if you and your spouse have agreed to divorce, it’s vital to make sure you have an attorney on your side to make sure you are fairly represented. Whether you’re worried about going through divorce with children or you want to ensure an equitable division of assets, The Law Office of Perkins & Janis can help you every step of the way. Call us today to schedule a consultation with The Law Office of Perkins & Janis.

How We Can Help

The divorce process in Texas can be complicated and arduous, but we work hard to help you achieve the best outcomes for your case. Here are just a few of the steps we can help you with:

• Temporary Orders regarding child custody and child support; 
• Temporary Restraining Orders;
• Protective Orders ;
• Mediation;
• Trial. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the divorce process take?

The divorce process takes at least 60 days in Texas, but can longer in more complex situations. The cooperation of your spouse and family and property issues can complicate the situation and extend the length of the process.  

What are the residence requirements for a divorce in Texas?

One party must have lived in the state of Texas for at least 6 months, and lived in the county where the suit is filed for the last 90 days. 

Do I have to prove fault of the other spouse to get a divorce?

No. You do not have to prove fault to get a divorce in Texas. 

Is there such thing as legal separation in the State of Texas?

No, there is no legal separation in Texas. 

Is common law marriage recognized in Texas?

Yes. The parties must prove that the following: (1) The parties agreed to be married; (2) the parties lived together; (3) the parties hold out to others that they are married.

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