If you are going through a divorce, you need an experienced attorney on your side who can represent your interests and make sure your divorce is fair and reasonable. At Leeds Law Firm, we know that divorce is difficult and that you need compassion and care, as well as experienced representation. There is nothing your divorce can throw at us that we have not seen before. If you are looking for an experienced divorce lawyer in Houston, we can help. Having a team behind you during a divorce, especially a difficult divorce, is critical. Friends, family, an experienced attorney, therapists, and other family and individual supports are all a part of how you will get through this. We will help coordinate the details of your case and make sure your interests are represented in all divorce proceedings.Division Of Marital Property
Dividing marital property is often one of the most difficult parts of a divorce, especially when assets cannot be easily divided equally. For instance, you cannot reasonably cut a house in two so that each party can have exactly half of their marital home. It might be practical to sell the home and split the proceeds, however, that is not the solution in every case. Children especially may take comfort in continuing to live in a family home, which often means that other arrangements should be made to split the assets.
We will help you navigate the division of marital property so that you get a fair and reasonable share of marital assets, even in difficult cases.Separate Property
Some assets are considered separate property and your former spouse is not entitled to a share of your separate property. Homes purchased before the marriage, an inheritance from a family member, a vehicle purchased before the marriage are all examples of your separate property. You need an experienced divorce attorney that recognizes which property should be considered your separate property and who will fight to protect your interests in that separate property.Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)
Alimony and spousal maintenance is less common than it used to be, with the rise in dual-income families, but it is still an important factor to consider in any divorce. If you were the primary breadwinner of your marriage, your ex-spouse may ask for spousal maintenance. And if you were primarily a homemaker or made career sacrifices for your family, you may want to pursue spousal maintenance after your divorce. There are certain criteria that an ex-spouse must meet to be eligible to plead for spousal maintenance. One factor is the length of the marriage. Another factor is whether domestic violence was present in the marriage. Another factor is the education level of each spouse and their earning capacity/potential. Our attorneys will help you determine if you should plead for spousal maintenance, or help you fight against a spousal maintenance claim.Child Support
When children are involved in a divorce, it is more difficult. Like parents, at Leeds Law Firm, we know that the welfare and continued health of children is incredibly important in a divorce. Unfortunately, that sometimes means court-mandated child support to make sure children will have access to basic needs, healthcare, and the resources that will ensure their future success. Hiring a skilled divorce attorney will help you come to a reasonable child support agreement. There are many factors that go into calculating child support. One factor is the number of children born from the marriage. Another factor is the amount of income of the ex-spouse that will be paying child support.Other Divorce Services
You deserve to work with attorneys that know that no two divorces are the same and that people deserve care, compassion, and good representation at every phase of their divorce. Our team can help you navigate other complicating factors in your divorce, like if you have a common law marriage, need additional mediation or arbitration services, or are navigating a divorce with pre-marital agreements in place.
We also understand how domestic violence and other difficult situations complicate a divorce. No matter your circumstances, Leeds Law Firm is prepared to represent you and fight for you, so that you can get a fresh start.