Attorney With Extensive Divorce Representation Experience
Some people in Texas still think that their spouse has to grant them a divorce. However, under the current no-fault system, you can get a divorce based on insupportability (irreconcilable differences) without needing permission or approval from your spouse. This doesn’t mean that divorce will be easy. Your spouse or their lawyer can still put roadblocks in your way and make unreasonable demands.
I’m Gregory Hitt, a divorce lawyer in Austin, Texas. I represent people in Travis, Williamson, and Hays counties and help resolve divorce issues such as community property division, alimony or spousal support, child custody issues and child support payments. As your lawyer, I will work to move your case toward resolution, whether through settlement, trial or a collaborative law approach.
Divorce — Considering Child Custody, Support, And Financial Issues
I represent and counsel people in divorce cases with regard to the following issues:
- Division of marital property
- Division of marital debt
- Child custody/parenting time
- Child/spousal support
- Temporary orders
- Division of retirement benefits/qualified domestic relations orders
- Post-divorce modifications
- Parental relocations
Divorce In Texas
Texas introduced no-fault divorce in 1970 to avoid the necessity of drawn-out legal battles and unscrupulous tactics to prove or defend against allegations of misconduct such as cruelty, adultery and abandonment. The no-fault system also prevents one spouse from withholding consent to divorce as a means of extracting an unfair division of assets or child custody agreement.
While the majority of divorce cases in Texas are resolved out of court through negotiations, difficult issues can still be litigated before a judge. In addition, allegations of misconduct are still often raised to argue for a particular child custody order, visitation schedule or division of assets.
Temporary Orders And Why They’re Important
In order to protect each of the parties involved, the court may issue temporary orders until your divorce is settled. Temporary orders can be used to provide alimony, access to children, access to your home, extension of medical benefits, or prevent your spouse from running up debt on jointly held credit cards. In most cases, temporary orders are intended to provide financial support to a spouse who may need it until a divorce is finalized. However, temporary orders are also used to secure access to your children or home, should your spouse try to use a restraining order to remove you from his or her life. As your attorney, I can review your situation and help you file all necessary paperwork in relation to temporary orders.
Contact Austin, Texas, Divorce Attorney Gregory Hitt Today
My years of experience and diligent advocacy on behalf of my clients frequently enable me to reach a timely and successful resolution of divorce issues through negotiation and settlement with opposing lawyers. However, I will not hesitate to proceed to trial when it is in your best interest.
Contact lawyer Gregory Hitt for a personal consultation about your divorce by calling 512-774-6696. My office is located at S. Capital of Texas Highway (South Loop 360) just north of Westbank Dr. in the Westlake area.