League City Divorce Attorney
File for Divorce in Harris or Galveston County
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.
Musemeche Law, P.C. can assist you with:
- Dissolution of marriage
- Separating from a common law marriage
- Divorce for business owners
- LGBTQ / same-sex divorce
- Premarital agreements
- Temporary orders
Call (281) 809-9757 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.
Sound Legal Guidance for All Aspects of Divorce
Legally separating from your spouse involves a number of potentially complex considerations. If you're ready to move forward with dissolution of marriage, our League City divorce lawyer can help you with all of the accompanying considerations, including:
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.
Financial Issues in Divorce
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.
What Should You Not Do After a Separation?
After a separation, it is important to take the time to heal and recover emotionally. However, there are certain things that you should not do during this time.
- For example, you should not try to set up a new relationship right away. This can be difficult, as you may feel lonely and isolated after your separation. However, jumping into a new relationship too soon can lead to more heartache in the long run.
- It is also important to avoid any kind of contact with your ex-partner. This includes both physical and digital contact. If you have any shared custody arrangements, stick to those as closely as possible.
- Finally, try not to make any major life decisions during this time. This includes things like selling your house or changing jobs. Wait until you are in a stable emotional state before making any major decisions.
Experienced, Individualized Representation in League City, Clear Lake, Friendswood & Surrounding Areas
You don’t have to face the divorce court on your own. At Musemeche Law, P.C., we have experience with all types of divorce cases. We know how to defend your parental and property rights during this difficult time.
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“Robert was very helpful and attentive during my consultation with him, he answered all my questions in the best way he could and I had a good experience at this place.”
I always felt very comfortable and taken care of the entire time.
“Robert Musemeche was exactly what I was looking for when needing a lawyer for my recent divorce. Not ever having needed a lawyer before, I was a bit nervous in finding one.”
This law firm and it's entire staff, attorney included, have given me hope.
“I have been impressed with the professionalism and fairness we have experienced. I am very grateful to have a law firm I trust. Highly recommend.”
He also got me everything I asked for in my case including child custody and all. His assistant Kenda, is an amazing woman.
“Rob is very easy to work with. He helped keep me calm during my divorce process and assured me everything would be alright. I felt as his billing was efficient and that for what he did in 2 months for me, the price was perfect.”
He’s very straight forward and makes sure you are aware of everything that’s going on. Staff is just as kind and considerate!
“Wow!! For family matters this is the lawyer you want on your side! Not only does he get the job done but will explain every possible direction and have it covered!”