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Arthur G. Augustine, Board Certified - Texas Board of Legal Specialization
AS A SAN ANTONIO DIVORCE LAWYER, I HAVE LEGAL EXPERIENCE IN AGGRESSIVELY REPRESENTING CLIENTS IN ALL ASPECTS OF MATRIMONIAL AND FAMILY LAW, INCLUDING NEGOTIATIONS, INVESTIGATIONS, SETTLEMENTS, MEDIATIONS AND TRIALS.
The areas include grounds for divorce (uncontested or contested), separation or annulment, when children are involved, custody, visitation and support, orders of protection when necessary, and distribution and allocation of properties and liabilities. In other words our Tough San Antonio Divorce lawyers cover all aspects of the divorce suit & the divorce process. As Board Certified San Antonio divorce attorneys, we will provide you with our legal opinions which are based upon many years of experience and understanding of the seriousness and importance of matters involving the marriage and children prior to undertaking your divorce case. We also offer mediation services. Once we are retained as your San Antonio divorce lawyer, we will advocate aggressively on your behalf.
If there are children of the marriage, issues of custody, visitation and support arise and must be resolved. There no longer is a presumption to custody. Parents are presumed to have equal rights and responsibilities for their children. The Court's look to what is in the best interest of the children, commonly called "the best interest standard " in determining child custody. The Courts do not look to what is in the parents' best interest. The wishes of a child may be taken into consideration depending upon the age of the child. There are different types of custodial arrangements. The parties may agree on different types of custodial arrangements such as joint custody or shared custody, but after trial a Judge may only order sole custody.
According to a rough estimate, approximately 50% of marriages culminate in divorce. Moreover, although the statistics are so high, divorce is a stressful process for everyone involved. Consequently, if you are ready to file for divorce, or need to learn about any of the alternatives to divorce, a divorce lawyer will help you through the difficult and highly stressful times. And because of the many factors and technicalities involved in the divorce process, a divorce attorney can help you sort out the details relative to your circumstances. To learn more about filing for divorce, please submit your case to me and allow me to assess your situation.
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A divorce in Texas formally dissolves a legal marriage. While married couples do not possess a constitutional or legal right to divorce in Texas, states permit divorces because to do so best serves public policy. To ensure that a particular divorce serves public policy interests, some states require a "cooling-off period," which prescribes a time period after legal separation that spouses must bear before they can initiate divorce proceedings.
Courts in the United States currently recognize two types of divorces: absolute divorce, known as "divorce a vinculo matrimonii" and limited divorce, known as "divorce a menso et thoro". To obtain an absolute divorce, courts require some type of evidentiary showing of misconduct or wrongdoing on one spouse's part. An absolute divorce is a judicial termination of a legal marriage. An absolute divorce results in the changing back of both parties' statuses to single. Limited divorces are typically referred to as separation decrees. Limited divorces result in termination of the right to cohabitate but the court refrains from officially dissolving the marriage and the parties' statuses remain unchanged. Some states permit conversion divorce. Conversion divorce transforms a legal separation into a legal divorce after both parties have been separated for a statutorily-prescribed period of time.
Many states have enacted no-fault divorce statutes. No fault divorce statutes do not require showing spousal misconduct and are a response to outdated divorce statutes that require proof of adultery or some other unsavory act in a court of law by the divorcing party. Nevertheless, even today, not all states have enacted no fault divorce statutes. Instead, the court must only find 1) that the relationship is no longer viable, 2) that irreconcilable differences have caused an irremediable breakdown of the marriage, 3) that discord or conflict of personalities have destroyed the legit ends of the marital relationship and prevents any reasonable possibility of reconciliation, or 4) that the marriage is irretrievably broken. Texas Divorce Definitions
Benefits of Using A Local San Antonio Divorce Attorney
When family law issues arise, my clients count on me for superior legal services and sound advice. In San Antonio, Texas the law office of Arthur G. Augustine practices primarily in the areas of family law — divorce, child custody, child support, enforcements, contempt, modifications, paternity suits, visitation, adoptions, grandparent’s rights, name changes, protective orders and spousal support or alimony. I have the distinction of being Board Certified with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I also represent clients in collaborative divorces. My commitment to the best interests of my clients and their families, along with my expertise and experience, make mine one of the premier divorce law firms in South Texas. Even in sensitive or difficult circumstances, I am prepared to guide you to the best possible resolution of your family law situation.
If you are facing divorce, dissolution, or any other family law issue, don’t delay, call the Law Office of Arthur G. Augustine today to discuss your family law matter. My office is located in San Antonio, TX and serves the entire State of Texas, call now at (210) 299-4777 or schedule a Free Consultation.
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