If your spouse commits an act that makes it impossible for your marriage to continue, and you are considering filing for a fault divorce, Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. can help protect your legal rights and options. You may be entitled to receive alimony because of your spouse’s actions. The San Antonio divorce attorneys of Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. will sit down with you to discuss your situation and help you through the legal process during this difficult time. Contact us at (210) 349-9933 today to set up a consultation.
Why You Need a Lawyer
In Texas, you can represent yourself during a divorce, but we strongly recommend that you find a lawyer. Legal issues like fault divorces may sound simple, but they are anything but that. There are specific requirements that you will need to meet and documents that you must file. Lawyers know these rules and can dedicate their time to making sure that every process and procedure is followed. If you are going through a fault divorce, you need to focus on your situation, not on legal requirements. Let Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. take care of the legal issues for you while you work on moving on with your life.
Lawyers like those at Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. are trained and experienced in the requirements of the law. They know what they need to do and when they need to get it done. Additionally, lawyers can spot problems with your case that you would probably overlook. Lawyers can save you endless headaches and likely get you a better result than you would be able to get on your own. Don’t add to the stress of a fault divorce by trying to fight your own legal battle. Call Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. right away and get the legal representation that you deserve.
Why You Should Choose Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P.
Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. has experienced, board-certified attorneys that aren’t afraid to work relentlessly to represent our clients. Our lawyers include people like Charles E. Hardy, who has over 30 years of experience in family law, has been named a Super Lawyer for ten straight years and holds the President’s Award from the San Antonio Bar Association. Another of our lawyers, Amy A. Geistweidt, has 25 years of experience and was named a Rising Star Super Lawyer in 2004 and 2005. David T. Emroy is also an excellent attorney who has over 25 years of experience and has been named a Top Lawyer since 2009. Our attorneys are some of the best family law attorneys in Texas and will fight to ensure a good result for our clients.
Cases We Handle
Fault divorces involve many different issues beyond the initial filing for divorce. You and your spouse have to come to agreements about child custody, visitation, and property division. In fault divorces, the party at fault may also be required to pay alimony.
Coming to agreements about these and other aspects of a divorce can be a frustrating process, especially in an emotionally-charged fault divorce. Fortunately, the outstanding lawyers of Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. are able to represent our clients in all aspects of divorce. These include the following:
- Child custody support
- Joint custody
- Modifications to existing agreements
- Domestic partnerships
- Property division
- Alternative dispute resolution
Fault divorces are a serious and often contentious legal matters and they need to be handled carefully and professionally. A family attorney will know how to handle all the details in a fault divorce and will work to ensure that your best interests are protected at all times.
What is a Fault Divorce?
A fault divorce is a divorce where one spouse assigns blame to the other spouse for actions that will end the marriage. Your spouse must have committed a specific action for you to file for a fault divorce properly. These actions are as follows:
- Adultery: This occurs when your spouse has an extramarital affair.
- Cruelty: This is when one spouse inflicts unnecessary physical or mental pain on their spouse. This is the most common grounds for a fault divorce.
- Felony Conviction: This is when your spouse has been convicted of a felony and imprisoned for one or more years.
- Abandonment: This is if one spouse leaves with the intent of abandonment and stays absent for one or more years.
- Living Apart: This is when you and your spouse don’t live together for at least three years.
- Confinement in a Mental Hospital: This is when your spouse is in a mental hospital for three or more years and is unlikely to improve.
Some circumstances surrounding these actions can prevent a fault divorce from being granted. Talking to an experienced family law attorney is the best way to understand your rights and legal options.
Divorce is a stressful and contentious time for anyone, even more so when it is a fault divorce. If you are in a damaged marriage and are seeking a fault divorce, you do not have to deal with this difficult situation on your own. The lawyers at Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. are ready, willing, and able to give you the assistance that you need to handle your divorce in the way that is best for you. Contact Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. today at (210) 349-9933 for a toll-free consultation.