San Antonio Divorce Lawyer
At The Law Office of Patricia Jay, our legal team provides thorough representation for contested and uncontested divorces. We understand the emotional toll divorce can take and strive to get clients through the process effectively. We also understand that even with fault-based grounds for divorce, such as adultery, abandonment or cruelty, Texas is a no-fault state.
It is important to note that you must be a resident of Texas for six months, and you must have resided in your county for 90 days prior to filing for divorce. Additionally, you must address conservatorship (child custody) and child support in your divorce. Our San Antonio divorce attorney, Patricia Jay, can evaluate your situation from every angle to determine the best course of action.
Our team provides extensive divorce representation and guidance. We devote necessary time, talent and resources to help ensure you achieve your goals. Our representation includes:
Spousal support (alimony). In Texas, to be eligible for spousal support you must be married for 10 years, and support typically does not last longer than three years. We will discuss your situation in relation to the law to help you better understand your options.
Property division. We understand Texas community property laws. Assets and debts acquired before your marriage are considered separate property and are not divided, while debts and assets acquired during marriage are community property and will be divided using the Texas standard that is a just and right division. There are exceptions, which require guidance from a qualified lawyer.
Annulments. We have helped individuals annul marriages based on specific grounds such as fraud and for marriages that have not been consummated.
Military divorce. Our legal team represents active and retired military personnel in divorce. We understand the unique child custody, child support and property division issues you may be facing, and we strive to help you achieve your goals.
Common law divorces. To qualify for a common law divorce, you must prove that you were in a common law relationship, meaning you lived together as husband and wife and held yourselves out as husband and wife and had an agreement. It is important that you consult with an attorney who understands the Texas law to help protect your rights.
If you and your spouse can agree on child custody, child support and other divorce issues, you can create an agreement and have it entered into court without going to trial. Additionally, mediation is a powerful tool, which can be used to help resolve the issues in your divorce. We can help negotiate judgments without trial. When negotiations fail, we can hire a third-party neutral to mediate your case.
Mediation is typically less expensive than litigation and trial. It also enables you to maintain control over the outcome of your situation.
Bexar County Property Division Attorney
We invite you to contact us online or at (210) 223-7100 to discuss your family law, criminal law or collections matter with a qualified lawyer. We are located in downtown San Antonio. We offer free parking. Se habla español.