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Deciding to divorce is one of the most difficult things you can do in life. And once you take this first step, there are many paths you can follow. We’re here to show you the way.
Perhaps it’s you or your spouse that wants a divorce. Or you have made this big decision together. Whether you hope to work toward an amicable divorce or will need to litigate, a meeting with an experienced divorce attorney is vital to figure out what happens next.
With our 40 years of experience serving Austin, Dallas and Plano families, we know that every divorce is as unique as the people involved. At Goranson Bain Ausley, we offer experience with the full range of divorce issues, from complex financial matters to highly contested custody cases. We focus on helping divorcing clients work to achieve the most advantageous outcomes through an intelligent, strategic, and constructive approach– an approach that enables you to pursue your most important goals while controlling costs and minimizing disruption to your life.
Identifying Your Individual Concerns
Working as a team, our goal is to guide you and your family to find the best way forward. When planning a strategy, we’ll consult with you about the following issues and how they apply to your circumstances:
- Parenting Schedules– We can help you develop a plan that works for you and your family considering the needs of the children, your geographic location and work schedule;
- Asset Characterization and Valuation– Marital assets can include businesses, pensions, educational degrees, real estate, intellectual property, and personal belongings. We can help you determine which assets are includable in the divorce process and what they are worth;
- Custody– Whether you are a mother, father, or grandparent, we are prepared to protect your parental rights;
- Property Division– We will work towards helping you achieve a fair and equitable division of the marital estate while prioritizing the assets that are most important to you;
- Support Modifications– As your family’s lives change, we can help you modify previously determined orders, schedules, and legal support obligations to accommodate your change in circumstances.
Work With a Texas Divorce Attorney Today
At Goranson Bain Ausley, we understand that, regardless of whether you and your spouse intend to cooperate with each other, emotions will be running high. We are also aware of the pitfalls and distractions these emotions can cause – keeping you from making sound financial decisions or decisions that are in the best interest for your children.
This is why we’re committed to providing all our clients with thorough legal advice, delivered with honesty and compassion. Using the depth and breadth of our experience, we navigate you through the divorce process to help you achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family. We focus on your future financial stability and help you identify your goals – then recommend an efficient, effective strategy to help you meet them.
If you’re considering divorce, recently learned that your spouse is seeking a divorce, or are just curious about what your options might be, contact an experienced divorce attorney today for a consultation.
Most Asked Texas Divorce Questions
Divorce is one of the most significant events that will happen in a person’s life. Below is a list of questions many of our clients ask us at the beginning of the divorce process. Our goal is to listen to you and your situation and provide you with information to help you make informed decisions. To learn more about the divorce process, please visit our Divorce FAQ.
What’s the Difference Between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce?
In an uncontested divorce, both parties already agree to the issues that must be determined in a divorce, such as child custody, division of property, or spousal support. The parties may not agree on all issues at the beginning of the process, but they commit to attempting to work through the differences through negotiation or some other formal process such as collaborative divorce or mediated divorce.
Having both parties focus on common goals and interests can speed up the legal process. When this is the case, collaborative divorce—a process through which two parties commit to reaching a resolution outside of court—can be a good option.
In a contested divorce, on the other hand, spouses aren’t able to come to terms on one or more divorce issues and turn to the court for a decision. In a contested divorce, it’s important for both spouses to seek out legal representation from an experienced family law attorney.
Even though it’s quite common for both parties to be on different pages at some point during the divorce process, working with an attorney can diffuse the level of conflict—particularly when that lawyer is a skilled negotiator, understands a client’s goals, and prioritizes their best interests.
Do You Offer Post-Divorce Services in Texas?
Yes, one of our experienced family law attorneys can help you navigate any post-judgment issues that arise. Afterall, it’s not uncommon to find yourself in need of a lawyer even after a divorce is finalized. There are several reasons why you might need to contact a divorce attorney post-judgment. These include:
- Violations of parenting or child custody agreements
- Adjustments in spousal support due to remarriage or changes in income
- Parenting issues related to one party moving out of state
- Concerns related to changes in children’s expenses
- Terms of the parenting plan becoming unworkable and no longer in the best interest of the child
- Timing and problems associated with property distribution issues
Texas Family Law Resources
Texas families are fortunate to have a wealth of divorce and family law resources available for online access. Although this information is valuable for providing a helpful overview of the information, it does not replace the need for advice from an experienced family law attorney. To get answers or advice based on your unique situation, we encourage you to contact Goranson Bain Ausley.
Our Experienced Divorce Attorneys
Our divorce strategy in Texas starts and ends with you. During an initial consultation, we discuss your primary goals and concerns as well as any issues that may have already come up in conversations with your spouse. We listen and work hard to understand what issues are most important for you and help to explain the steps of the divorce process so that you know what to expect.
Having the support of an attorney with a practice exclusively focused on divorce and family law in Texas enables you to make the best decisions for your family from start to finish.
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At Goranson Bain Ausley we strive to deliver clarity about what comes next and confidence that you and your family’s future are more secure. Contact our team and discover how we can help you.
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