You dedicated your life to raising your children and taking care of your home. While he was in college, you worked two jobs to pay the bills. After he graduated, you took on the role of homemaker and mother.
Texas is a no-fault divorce state, which means that a spouse can ask a court for a divorce without a fault-based reason such as adultery or abuse. It also means that the other spouse's consent is not needed.
It wasn't too long ago when mothers were automatically given primary custody of children and fathers were given visitation rights. But courts today are recognizing how important it is for both parents to play a role in their children's lives.
For many people, the home is their most expensive and important asset. That's why the question "What is going to happen to my home?" is at the top of many of our clients' minds when they first meet with us.
Every year, divorce filings spike right after the holidays. In fact, January is referred to as "Divorce Month" by many people in the family law field.