By Your Side Through The Entirety Of Your Divorce
Going through a divorce is one of the most difficult times in someone’s life. When you are overwhelmed and do not know where to turn, turn to our team at Scott, Ray, Pemberton & Goll, PLLC.
We have more than 40 years of experience handling divorce and other family law matters for clients in Greenville, McKinney, Rockwall, Frisco, Prosper, Celina, and throughout the surrounding areas. Our lawyers understand your concerns and the emotions that accompany divorces. We work tirelessly to resolve matters as quickly as possible to minimize the additional stress you experience.
How Division Of Property Is Handled
Texas is a community property state. This means that any assets or property obtained after the marriage has taken place are considered community property. This also means that they are subject to division in the property division part of the divorce. Typically divided as close to 50-50 as possible, some assets that are subject to division include:
- Bank accounts
- Homes and vacation properties
- Personal property (cars, jewelry and more)
- Retirement accounts (IRAs, Roth IRAs, and 401(k)s
- Employee benefits
- Military benefits
Alimony May Be Possible
Also called spousal support or spousal maintenance, alimony is the amount of money paid from one spouse to the other in order to support their lifestyle during the divorce and after. Not all divorces call for alimony. Situations, where both parties made fairly equal salaries and contributed equally to the financial stability of the marriage, may make alimony moot. However, the court considers several factors when determining if alimony is appropriate, including:
- How old the parties are
- How long they have been married
- How much each contributed financially to the marriage
- How much money each could possibly earn in the future
- Any fault in the marriage
Addressing Issues Involving Children
We also handle child support and child custody issues that stem from a divorce. Our firm can provide the information you need to understand what to expect in these aspects of the case.
Talk To Us About Your Divorce Concerns
We are here to help you every step of the way through your divorce. Schedule a consultation with us today to learn how to get started. Call our firm at 972-525-5872 or 903-454-0044, or contact us online.