Family Law & Criminal Defense Attorney
Divorce Safeguarding the Best Interests of You & Your Loved Ones

San Antonio Divorce Attorney

Secure a Positive Outcome in Your Divorce

Whether you’ve mutually decided it’s time to end your marriage or your spouse has sprung divorce papers on you without warning, the road ahead is best navigated with the support and counsel of a trusted San Antonio divorce lawyer.

At The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC, we offer personalized service and aggressive, client-focused representation to people filing for divorce and seeking a favorable result at the end. We want to help you start the next chapter of your life on the right foot.

Schedule a free consultation with our firm today to see how we can help. Just call (210) 761-4943.

Handling Each Case with Care

With a passion for practicing family law, Attorney Derek Ritchie is prepared to walk you through your divorce and overcome any bumps in the road along the way.

At The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC, we handle:

  • High net worth divorces: Divorce is difficult for anyone, but high net worth couples often face unique challenges when dividing property, determining alimony, and calculating child support. We offer tailored representation that accounts for your specific financial situation.
  • Uncontested divorces: Even if you and your spouse agree on most of the terms of your divorce, it is still in your best interest to retain legal representation. With the right lawyer on your side, you’ll be positioned for success in the future. Our clients know they can count on us to protect their rights and interests.

Grounds for Divorce in Texas

Texas allows for both fault-based and no-fault divorce. If a Texas couple wants to file for no-fault divorce, then they would do so using the reason of “insupportability”. This simply means that the marriage can no longer be supported. No further reasons need to be given.

Additional ways to file for no-fault divorce include:

  • Separation – If the couple has been living apart for 3 or more years, then they can file for a no-fault divorce.
  • Mental Instability – If one spouse has been in a mental hospital for 3 or more years with an unlikely recovery, then the other spouse can file for no-fault divorce.

However, Texas also allows for a spouse to file for fault-based divorce. The primary grounds include:

  • Cruelty
  • Adultery
  • Felony
  • Abandonment

To learn more about filing for divorce in Texas, contact our firm today.

Taking a Tailored Approach

Though we will strive to help you finalize your divorce through mediation, arbitration, or some other form of alternative dispute resolution, we believe that no one should feel pressured to accept a less-than-ideal settlement. We recognize that sometimes, litigation is necessary. Should we feel that taking your case to the courtroom will yield better results, we are always prepared to do so.

Discuss your case with our San Antonio divorce lawyer today. Contact us at (210) 761-4943.

What Differentiates Us

Results-Focused Tenacity
  • Complimentary Consultations

    We strive to create an environment where you feel safe and protected. We recommend starting with a complimentary consultation to review your case together. Evening and weekend consultations are available by appointment only.

  • Work Directly With Your Attorney

    Derek will work directly with you through every step of your case. It's important to us that your case receives highly personalized attention. You instilled your trust in us and we will work to meet and exceed your expectations.

  • We Fight to Win

    We're competitive by nature and have a versatile legal style. We always seek an amicable outcome among different parties. We're also prepared and ready to take your case to trial.

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