Galveston, TX Divorce Attorney

Trusted, Experienced Representation

Law Office of Tad Nelson & Associates

Ending a marriage is never easy, but it can be made less stressful with the help of an experienced divorce attorney. If you are thinking about filing for divorce in Texas – or your spouse has already served you with papers – it is important to get impartial legal advice before proceeding any further. At the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, our experienced divorce attorneys have assisted many residents of Galveston County with completing the divorce process. Whether your goal is mediated, no-fault divorce or a contested proceeding, we work to achieve the most favorable outcome for your and your family.

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“If you want the best, look no further!! Mr. Nelson is loved and respected by everyone.”
–Desirea, a client.

Fault vs. No-Fault Divorce in Texas

Historically, American law made it difficult to end a marriage. One spouse had to allege and prove misconduct on the part of the other spouse. But in recent decades, Texas has come to recognize “no-fault” divorces, although fault-based grounds remain on the books. The principal grounds for fault-based divorce include adultery, cruel treatment, desertion or imprisonment of at least one year.

In contrast, a no-fault divorce only requires one spouse allege the marriage is “insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities.” The judge can then award a divorce without finding either spouse at fault. Additionally, a court may grant no-fault divorce if the estranged spouses have “lived apart” for at least three years without reconciling.

Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce

Divorce does not always mean discord. Many spouses split amicably. Through the use of mediation and collaborative law, couples can resolve any outstanding issues – e.g., division of property, child custody, spousal maintenance without the need for a formal trial. The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates can assist you with such processes. But we are also prepared to represent your interests in court should a settlement ultimately prove unworkable.

Let Tad Nelson’s Experience Help You

Tad Nelson has been working with married couples long enough (over 25 years now) to know what you are going through. Tad has tried many divorce cases. He knows what you should expect, what’s going to help, and how to best represent your interests.

“Sometimes when you hire a lawyer you get one that’s too busy, or just doesn’t care, or is only in it for the money. Tad Nelson is different. He seems to do this because he really loves it.” – Tim, a client.

You’ll Understand What We’re Doing For You

Whatever your situation, our primary goal is to help you through the legal process of divorce. We can identify realistic goals and explain all of your options in a friendly and professional manner. If you are living in the Galveston or surrounding area and would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your case, call or text us at 281-280-0100. We care about you. We care about your future.

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281-280-0100

Call right now to schedule a divorce consultation with an experienced attorney. You can get sound legal advice by picking up the phone and calling or texting 281-280-0100.