What to Do if You Have Been Served With Divorce Papers
Texas Divorce Process
The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates provides divorce-related legal representation to clients throughout Galveston County and the Houston metro area. Many of our clients are unfamiliar with the divorce process and the accompanying legal steps. Please read the information below to learn more about the divorce process. Otherwise, contact our firm to schedule a private consultation with a divorce attorney.
When Divorce Papers Have Been Served
Being served with divorce papers means that divorce papers have been delivered to you in a way that is in accordance with Texas law. After divorce papers have been served, there are a few things you should remember. First, note the date that you received the divorce papers. This is important because there are strict timelines that apply. Waiting too long to take action could limit your legal options in the future.
It is also important to carefully review the paperwork to determine if you have any questions. Then, you should set up an initial consultation with a divorce attorney to go over your paperwork and to discuss any questions or concerns you have at this point.
Early in the divorce process temporary orders may be issued to address child custody, visitation, child support and spousal maintenance. An attorney can help during this process to ensure that your short-term needs and requirements are met.
As the divorce process proceeds, permanent orders will need to be issued for property division, child custody and visitation, child support, alimony and other applicable matters. An experienced attorney will be able to guide you through the process and help you seek your desired outcome.
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