For many people, going through a divorce is the most difficult legal issue they will ever have to face. The stress and bitterness involved in these cases can have a lasting impact on your life. At Ortega, McGlashan, Hicks & Perez, PLLC, we help reduce the hard feelings and anguish associated with divorce by providing personalized service and sophisticated legal representation to clients throughout New Mexico and Texas. The decisions handed down during your divorce can affect your life for years or decades to come, so you need a family law attorney who has the experience and knowledge to achieve results for you.
Put our experienced team on your side. Call an El Paso divorce lawyer at (915) 206-5154 for a free consultation!
Grounds for Divorce
The state of Texas allows for both fault and no-fault divorces. Recognized grounds for divorce include:
- Insupportability: The court may grant a no-fault divorce when a marriage fails because of discord and personality conflicts rather than the actions of either spouse.
- Abuse: If one spouse has committed mental or physical abuse, the court may grant a divorce in favor of the victimized spouse.
- Adultery: When adultery is proven, the court can side in favor of the non-adulterous spouse.
- Conviction of a felony: The court may grant a divorce to a couple when one spouse has been convicted of a felony and is imprisoned for more than one year without parole.
- Abandonment: If your spouse has been out of contact for more than one year, a court can grant you a divorce on the grounds of abandonment, so you can move on with your life.
In New Mexico, similar grounds for divorce apply. These include:
- Cruel and inhumane treatment (abuse)
How the Divorce Process Works
If you are seeking to file for divorce from your spouse, our experienced El Paso divorce attorneys can help you with all of the necessary paperwork and court procedures to make sure that the process moves along quickly and efficiently. Most of the time it takes anywhere from six months to a year for the divorce process to be completed, including the establishment of a spousal support plan. If your divorce also involves children, our experienced attorneys provide the representation you need in child custody and child support matters.
If you want to be sure your rights are fully protected through your divorce, call (915) 206-5154.