CALCULATING DIVORCE COSTS
Get Expert Guidance Negotiating Your Divorce
Divorces that are negotiated amicably with the help of an attorney are often less stressful and less expensive than divorces that wind up in court. Unfortunately, we can never control another party’s actions or goals, which means sometimes litigation is unavoidable. It is important to work with a legal expert to make sure your case is decided fairly.
How Much Does a Divorce Cost?
The cost of a divorce ranges and is influenced by a number of factors. At Sandoval Family Law, we have been able to finalize divorce cases under $2,500. In this type of scenario, both parties come to the table willing to negotiate and have done their homework ahead of time—meaning they have calculated their assets and debts and have reached a general agreement about how everything should be divided. However, we have also seen cases in which our party is willing to compromise, but the opposing party isn’t willing to do the same, and the case goes to trial. In these instances, a divorce can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
One way to gauge what your divorce may cost is to do your homework before hiring an attorney. Both parties should walk through what they want the outcome to be and reach a compromise ahead of time. If you can reach general terms of agreement, you can take those terms to your respective attorneys and work on final orders.
Speak to a Divorce Attorney Today
While many divorce cases share similar traits, there are always important distinctions to every client’s individual situation. At Sandoval Law Firm in Austin, TX, we approach every case as a unique situation. We get to know you as an individual and understand your goals before we start building a strategy. If you need support with a divorce case in Austin, Travis County, or elsewhere in Texas, Sandoval Family Law can provide the guidance you need. To schedule a strategy session, please send us an email or call 512-580-2449.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DIVORCE IN TEXAS
Expert Negotiation is Key
Divorce is a complex legal process involving a detailed investigation and analysis of each spouse’s behavior and finances. In many situations, both parties agree to the divorce and are willing to negotiate about how assets are divided. However, in a contested divorce, couples do not agree about the division of assets, child support, custody or other terms of the divorce. In a contested divorce, it is critical to work with an attorney to ensure assets are split fairly.
Build a Strategy to Meet Your Goals
One of the first steps in building a strategy for your divorce is discussing property division. Because Texas is a community property state, any property that an individual acquires during their marriage is automatically considered marital property to be split equally with their spouse in a divorce. If you and your spouse have significantly different incomes, another important consideration is alimony payments. Finally, the most important goal during a divorce is the well-being of any children involved. Our priority in divorces involving child custody and child support is to try to keep both parents involved in raising the children. We focus on achieving a custody arrangement that is in the best interests of the children, you and your spouse.
Hire a Trusted Family Lawyer in Austin, Texas
In a divorce case, an attorney can help both parties negotiate an agreement and help make sure assets are divided fairly. To speak with one of our legal experts, please send us an email or call 512-580-2449. We serve Travis County and Austin, TX.
COMMUNITY PROPERTY LAWS IN TEXAS
Know Your Local Laws
Laws vary from state to state regarding property acquired during a marriage. Texas is a community property state, which means any property that an individual acquires during their marriage, including real estate and vehicles, is automatically considered marital property to be split equally in a divorce. Joint debt is also considered the responsibility of both parties. However, there are some assets that can be considered separate property—such as property that one spouse owned before the marriage.
Get Experienced Legal Advice for Your Texas Divorce
An experienced attorney can help you understand the differences between marital and separate property and can advise you as to the best options for your house, property and retirement accounts during and following the divorce. Too often we have seen separating couples spend more time and money fighting over assets than the assets are worth. At Sandoval Law Firm, we strive to keep negotiations peaceful and ensure a fair and equitable division of property. Before filing for divorce, we recommend you consult with an attorney.
Contact Sandoval Family Law Firm
At Sandoval Family Law, we specialize in family law cases such as divorce and child custody. To speak with one of our legal experts, please send us an email or call 512-580-2449. We serve Travis County and Austin, TX.