Preparing for Divorce

This general overview of the divorce process can acquaint you with what to expect, but cannot address specific facts or issues of your case.

Consulting a qualified attorney is your best assurance of reaching a satisfactory divorce agreement. My qualifications are available for your review on the About Ms. Asher web page.

Granting a divorce in Texas is done by either

In most cases, both parties should be represented by an attorney to protect their rights.

If children are involved, the presiding judge can appoint a separate attorney, an amicus, to protect their interests in the negotiations. (See Children and Family Law for more information.)

As you can imagine, the quality of the decree is directly related to the abilities of all parties to effectively communicate and negotiate the issues that are important to them, while staying within the bounds established by the law and the presiding judge.

Your best legal preparation, then, is to

Above all, recognize that divorce suits are not about fairness or punishment. They are a means of resolving important issues concerning children, property, income and personal safety so that the family can move on with their lives.

The following sections discuss many of the common questions about divorcing in Texas, including:

Please contact me to discuss the specifics of your case.

I understand that divorce is both a legal and personal process.

My job is to manage the legal process to protect and extend my client's interests- allowing them the room to address the personal issues.


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