Divorce Lawyer in Odessa, TX
The Experience You Need When You Need It Most
Divorce is never easy for anyone involved, especially if there are children. That is why it is essential to hire a determined divorce attorney who will fight for you. At the Law Offices of Laura A. Carpenter, we have the experience and grit you need to protect your rights. Give us a call today to get started. Our divorce attorneys handle cases in the Odessa, TX area.
How We Can Help
Because of the nature of divorce, these cases can become extremely emotional, and you or your spouse may take actions that negatively impact the outcome of the case. At The Law Offices of Laura A. Carpenter, we can help you navigate the divorce process with confidence so you know you are taking the right actions to protect yourself. Here are some of the processes we can help you with:
- Uncontested divorce
- Contested divorce
- Division of assets
- Spousal maintenance
- Child custody
- Child Support Modification
- Protective orders
- Child Support
Every state has different marriage and divorce laws that can impact the outcome of your case. If either of these things apply to you, be sure to let your lawyer know, so we can prepare.
- You or your spouse can file for a “no-fault” divorce in Texas. However, Texas also allows one spouse to be found at fault for the divorce, and a judge is allowed to consider that when making his decision. A lawyer can help you decide how to best proceed.
- Texas law greatly limits your ability to get permanent alimony from your partner, even if they were previously supporting you or you were supporting your partner. However, a judge may order spousal maintenance for a period of time and you are allowed to include provisions for alimony in a pre-nuptial agreement.
Our team has the experience to negotiate these issues. We take an honest and straightforward approach to divorce, so you are prepared about how these issues could affect you.
Uncontested Divorce vs. Contested Divorce
While the difference between a contested divorce and an uncontested divorce may seem clear, they are actually quite different. Disagreements will most likely arise in both situations, but the process for resolving these disagreements in a contested divorce is much more involved.
While you can jointly file an uncontested divorce and get it resolved fairly quickly, in a contested divorce, you will have to go through the whole divorce process, and a judge will make the final decisions. That is why contested divorces tend to be significantly more costly. We can help in either situation, whether you requested the divorce or it was initiated by your spouse.
However, even if you and your spouse have come to your own agreement on how to best divide the assets and plan to file an uncontested divorce, it is still important to hire a lawyer. Paperwork in a divorce is very specific and should be handled by an expert to ensure it is done properly. It is very difficult to change once the divorce is complete. When children are involved, you always need an attorney to handle the documents.
Why It Is Important to Hire a Divorce Lawyer Right Away
If you are in the process of divorce, the earlier you call a divorce attorney, the better. An experienced lawyer can help you avoid mistakes that threaten your outcome and can act as your voice when things become too difficult. This gives you the best chance of having a favorable outcome. At the Law Offices of Laura A. Carpenter, our top priority is the best interests of our clients and we will do everything in our power to fight for you.
How to Get Started with a Divorce Attorney
Step 1: Initial Consultation
During your free consultation, we will go over your case and discuss your next steps. Whether you decide to work with us or not, you will walk away with the information you need to proceed.
Step 2: Building Your Case
Our team will get to work right away, building your divorce case and determining what you are owed in the divorce so you can move forward. Then we will present our case to the judge and fight to settle in your favor.
Step 3: Get Peace of Mind
Our team will work tirelessly to ensure that your divorce is handled properly. When you work with our team, you get peace of mind knowing that you did everything you could to get the best possible outcome.
Why Choose The Law Offices of Laura A. Carpenter?
When you choose the legal team at Laura A. Carpenter, you are getting experienced and honest representation. Our team is tough, and we are determined to fight for you step of the way. Laura A. Carpenter has more than 20 years of experience in the Odessa and Midland, Texas areas and will work tirelessly to protect your best interests.
How Much Does a Divorce Attorney Cost?
At The Law Offices of Laura A. Carpenter, we offer free consultations to help you determine your next steps. During this consultation, we will discuss what you can reasonably expect to spend on your divorce, so you get the most accurate quote. Give us a call to get started.
Hire a Tough Divorce Lawyer in Odessa, TX Today
If you are going through a divorce and need tough and honest legal representation, we are here to help. Give us a call today to get started.