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Frequently Asked Questions

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Getting a divorce is a complicated process in Texas. From initially filing the petition to the final decree, it is important to know exactly what to expect. We've created a list of commonly asked questions, however, if you have more questions, please reach out to our skilled family law attorney in Katy, TX.

  • Does it matter who files for divorce first?

    It doesn't matter who legally files for divorce first, outside of the slight advantage of getting to speak first.

  • How much will my divorce cost?
    The cost of a divorce varies from case to case. A case where the two parties are amicable can much less inexpensive than one that goes to trial. Additionally, how long it takes to settle on an agreement can higher costs as well. At Fischer Law Firm, P.C., we try to minimize conflict and cost by working with our clients.
  • Does one party have to show that the other party is "at fault" to obtain a divorce?
    No, you do not have to prove the other party is at fault. However, Texas allows both fault and no-fault grounds for divorce, meaning if there is fault, such as adultery, abandonment, etc. - it will be taken into consideration.
  • What is legal separation and can I legally separate from my spouse?

    Legal separation means that though you and your ex may live apart, any property or assets you acquire within the marriage is shared. Texas does not recognize legal separation. If you are looking for an informal separation, you will need to file a case to make the separation legally binding. Find out more by looking at our Separation Agreements page.

  • How long does it take to finalize a divorce?
    Divorce in Texas can be a lengthy process. In the majority of cases, it takes a minimum of 60 days to pass, since the date of the filing of your original petition, for a divorce to be finalized, however, that time can vary depending on the complexity of the case.
  • Will handling my own divorce save me money?

    The answer is that it depends. Too often, people don't hire an attorney in order to try and save money, and as a result, they end up losing out in the end due to a procedural and/pr drafting error that forces them back into court to re-litigate their case. A skilled attorney not only understands the complexities of the law but can make sure your rights are protected thus saving you time and money.

    At Fischer Law Firm, P.C., we understand that divorce is taxing enough without you having to worry about attorney fees or finding the right legal representation. Our dedicated Katy divorce attorney works with clients to make sure their case is handled appropriately and in a timely manner. We prioritize our clients and show them the compassion and care they deserve

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