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.
Handling Each Case with Care
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:
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.