League City Divorce Attorney
Harris and Galveston County Divorce Lawyer Ready to Help You
Divorce can be a painful and confusing process. With the help of an experienced League City divorce lawyer, you can be better prepared for the court process and protect your legal interests. Your parental and property rights can be seriously impaired by an unfair divorce decree. Decrees can be modified down the road, but that requires a significant investment of time and money. It will also not repair the years of damage that an unfair custody ruling can have on your relationship with your children or an unfavorable support order that causes financial stress. By hiring an experienced divorce attorney, you can protect yourself from years of heartache and stress in the future.
Child custody involves two separate rights: the right to have parenting time with your child (physical custody) and the right to make decisions for your child (legal custody). Texas law allows parents to share these rights equally in joint custody arrangements. Texas law also allows judges to award sole custody to one parent or limit a parent’s visitation when it is in the best interest of the child to do so.
Child custody is one of the most important legal rights a person can exercise. Unlike financial losses, lost parental rights cannot be easily compensated with money after the fact. The effect on the parental-child relationship can last for years. This is why it is so important to protect your parental rights by hiring an experienced League City divorce attorney. Child support orders do impact your financial interests, as well. Child support is calculated based upon the amount of time each parent spends with the child and each parent’s relative income.
Divorce raises many financial issues beyond child support. While traditional alimony is being phased out across many parts of the country, Texas law still allows for spousal maintenance orders. All community property must also be divided before a divorce can be finalized. This is not just your household goods, as community property includes retirement accounts, home equity, investments, vehicles, family businesses, and all debt incurred by either spouse during the marriage. These assets and debts can be difficult to value. Once they are valued, they must be equitably divided between the parties.
The financial effects of a divorce settlement can hurt your personal finances for years to come. Many spouses have to file for bankruptcy, short sell a house, or pursue other debt-relief options in order to get a fresh financial start after a divorce. While these tools can be helpful, the better strategy is to proactively protect your financial assets during your divorce by hiring an attorney.
Experienced, Individualized Representation by a Harris and Galveston County Divorce Attorney
You don’t have to face the divorce court on your own. At Musemeche Law, we have experience with all types of divorce cases. We know how to defend your parental and property rights during this difficult time. Call 281-475-4145 or contact us online today to schedule your consultation with experienced League City divorce attorney Rob Musemeche. Don’t delay - the sooner you have a skilled divorce lawyer fighting on your side, the better protected your parental rights and financial interests will be.