Divorces With Children Lawyer In Houston, Dallas, McAllen, & El Paso

Choosing to end your marriage is never an easy decision, especially when children are involved. Despite the fact that divorce is incredibly difficult, choosing to end an unhealthy marriage can be the best decision for your family.

Our experienced lawyers at Rose Sanders Law Firm fight for their clients and their rights as a parent. They strive to make the process as simple as possible for their clients to ensure peace of mind.
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Things to Consider Regarding Children, Custody, and Support

Choosing to end your marriage when you have children can become overwhelming and emotionally taxing. 

Not only is it an emotional decision, but there are also several logistical situations that need to be considered:
Who will the children live with?
Will there be shared custody? Do you want full custody?
If they live with your former spouse, what are your visitation rights? How often will they be able to stay overnight with you?
How will you and your former spouse make decisions about the children, such as their health, education, religion, and welfare?
Who pays for the children’s living expenses? Their education? Their travel?
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When To Contact a Lawyer

Divorce cases can be complicated, particularly with children and the topic of custody. Understanding your rights as a parent is pertinent to the divorce process and to the well-being of your children.

It’s a good idea to talk with a family law lawyer about your particular situation. Family law lawyers specialize in cases involving families, like divorce. A family law lawyer can explain your rights and options.

It’s necessary to talk with a family law lawyer if any of the following are true:
You are afraid for your or your children’s safety.
Your case is contested.
Your spouse has a lawyer
You or your spouse have a house, retirement, business, other valuable property or a lot of debt.
You need spousal maintenance (alimony).
You and your spouse have a child with a disability.
You or your spouse have an ongoing bankruptcy or are planning to file for bankruptcy.
You are in a same sex-marriage and you and your spouse have a child but there is no adoption or other court order stating that you are both legal
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Divorces With Children FAQ's

Find the answers to your questions.
Can I file for divorce in Texas?
You can file for divorce in Texas if you or your spouse has lived:

­ in Texas for at least the last 6 months, and
­ in the county where you file for divorce for at least the last 90 days.
How much does it cost to file for divorce?
When you file for divorce, you must usually pay a “filing fee.” If you need to have your spouse served, you must also pay an “issuance fee” and a “service fee.” These fees vary by county. Contact the district clerk’s office in the county where you plan to file for divorce to learn the fees.

If you don’t have enough money to pay the fees, you can ask a judge to waive the fees by completing and filing a Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs
How long will my divorce take?
In almost all cases, you must wait at least 60 days before you can finish your divorce.

When counting the 60 days, find the day you filed your Original Petition for Divorce on a calendar, and then count out 60 more days (including weekends and holidays). If the 60th day falls on a weekend or holiday, go to the next business day. Note: When counting the 60 day waiting period, don’t count the day you filed your Original Petition for Divorce. Day 1 is the next day.

There are only two exceptions to the 60-day waiting period.

1) If your spouse has been convicted of or received deferred adjudication for a crime involving family violence against you or a member of your household, the 60-day waiting period is waived.
2) If you have an active protective order or an active magistrate’s order for emergency protection against your spouse because of family violence during your marriage, the 60-day waiting period is waived.

Note: You can always wait longer than 60 days, but your divorce cannot be finished in fewer than 60 days unless one of these exceptions applies.
Do I need a lawyer to help me with my divorce?
You do not have to have a lawyer to file or respond to a divorce case. However, divorce cases can be complicated and your rights as a parent, your property and your money may be at risk.

It’s a good idea to talk with a family law lawyer about your particular situation. Family law lawyers specialize in cases involving families, like divorce. A family law lawyer can explain your rights and options.

It’s really important to talk with a family law lawyer if any of the following are true.

- You are afraid for your or your children’s safety.
- Your case is contested.
- Your spouse has a lawyer.
- You or your spouse have a house, retirement, business, other valuable property or a lot of debt.
- You need spousal maintenance (alimony).
- You and your spouse have a child with a disability.
- You or your spouse have an ongoing bankruptcy or are planning to file for bankruptcy.
- You are in a same sex-marriage and you and your spouse have a child but there is no adoption or other court order stating that you are both legal parents


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Houston, TX 77046
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3232 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
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McAllen Office

Rose Sanders Law Firm, PLLC
813 N. Main Street
Suite 701
McAllen, TX 78501
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El Paso Office

Rose Sanders Law Firm, PLLC
221 N. Kansas St
Suite 700
El Paso, TX 79901
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We Will Fight For Your Child!

Whatever questions you have with regard to ensuring the safety of your children during a divorce, put your mind at ease by calling The Rose Sanders Law Firm. We understand every situation is unique, and we strive to address every concern with compassion.

Erica Rose has fought for the rights of parents all over Texas and is ready to fight for you in the courtroom.
1 Greenway Plaza 
Suite 100 Houston, TX 77046
713 221-3773
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