Helping You Ease the Process of Divorce 

Divorce

Psychologists and psychiatrists rate divorce as the second most stressful life event, coming only behind the death of a spouse. Although there is no way to completely eliminate the stress, at Tate Moerer & King, we do all we can to ease the divorce process.

You may file a no-fault divorce, or state grounds for the divorce due to any of the following: abandonment; adultery; confinement of the other party to a mental hospital; being convicted of a felony; cruelty; or living apart for three years. The divorce may be contested or uncontested.

We recognize other important decisions must be made that may affect you for the rest of your life. For example, Texas is a community property state, which means most assets accumulated during the course of the marriage belong equally to each spouse. But, there are certain circumstances that may convince the court to award a greater portion of assets to one spouse.

Custody

In Texas, the word “conservatorship” means child custody. Texas courts encourage parents to work together to establish their own parenting plan. At Tate Moerer & King, we work diligently with our clients to make this happen. If an agreed parenting plan is not possible, we can present the court with a case to support a parenting plan that is in the best interest of the children.

Modification

Court orders in divorce cases can be modified if the court is presented with facts that there has been a material and substantial change in the circumstances of a parent or child since the original order and that the best interest of the child requires a modification of the earlier order.

Litigation

Some divorce issues, including property division, child custody, child support, or modification of a court order, can be resolved with negotiation. Our team at Tate Moerer & King encourages negotiations, but we recognize many cases require litigation and resolution of issues by the family law court.

We prepare extensively and work diligently in order to obtain the best possible outcome. Although there are no guarantees in how a court will decide a case, you will know that our experienced attorneys have presented your case in the best possible way.