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What You Need To Know In Preparation For Your Divorce

Dedicated Houston Family Law Attorneys Assisting You in Your Divorce Preparation

Divorce is likely to upset nearly every aspect of your life more so than probably any other of life’s changes. Your finances, family friends, relationships with your children, your credit, and lifestyle are a few of the major life factor that are directly impacted once you have decided to file a divorce. In addition, a contested divorce will most likely take you through a difficult path and can be emotionally drained. As such, the decision to file an original petition of divorce cannot be taken lightly abd you must be prepared for the road ahead. Cheer up! Once you decided that a divorce is the right path, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

The circumstances stated above oftentimes cloud one’s ability to make sound decisions and carry out the everyday functions of life and plan for the future. Added to the severe impact of divorce on one’s mental state, having to make important decisions that affect your life and the lives of your children can sometimes be overwhelming, especially if you do not know what is legally permissible or what could be the result of making an uninformed decision. It is during these times that you need the counsel of a family law attorney who can apply your facts to the law to help ensure you get the best possible outcome under the circumstances. The Houston Family Law Attorney at the Law Offices of Steven Tuan Pham can help you understand your options and what is best in your particular situation. However, in addition to contacting our Houston Divorce Lawyers, there are some things that you should prepare and keep in mind in preparation for your divorce.

You must secure a support system that includes professionals, friends, and families. The first and obvious place where you can turn to for emotional support is your family. In such difficult times, your family may be able to provide you with shelters and emotional needs. In addition, if you do not have a job or is having difficulty finding support yourself, your family may also assist you financially until you are back on your feet. In addition, having family and friends to talk to and to comfort you in during your divorce will ease the difficult journey.

Because of the high level of emotion, a person may not make the most logical, reasonable decision when facing a divorce. Having a diligent, caring, and compassionate attorney on your side during your divorce is part of the support system. You must understand that your attorney is not here to simply make you feel better; but rather, your lawyer is here to look at your best interests, and those of your children, based on the law and fact. You must trust and allow our Harris County Uncontested Divorce Attorney and our Fort Bend County Contested Divorce Lawyers to make independent decisions on your behalf. You will thank them later for having the strength and professionalism to provide you the logical, legal support in times of need. Obviously, our attorneys are open to ideas, suggestions, and questions and will work with you to resolve your concerns.

In additional to having family and legal support, you also need to make preparation for a possible a long and hard battle ahead. Like any many other emergency preparations, two things come to mind. First, you will need additional cash to care for living expenses for yourself and your children, as well as for expenses related to your divorce. You will need extra cash for personal and legal expenses. Second, you will need a safe place to live while going through the divorce. It is important to know that you do not have to leave your home in order to file a divorce. If there is reasonable belief that your spouse can be violent and may endanger yourself or the children, it is important to let your our Houston Divorce Attorneys know. The Houston Divorce Lawyers and the Houston Domestic Violence Attorneys can file a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and a Temporary Injunction so that the spouse may be ordered to stay away from your place of residence, and not to contact you, until the final adjudication of your divorce proceedings. If you leave your home, there is a presumption that you have abandoned your place of dwelling and may be difficult to negotiate or regain your possession of the property at a later time. However, you may be able to receive your ½ interest in the equity of the home, if the home was purchased subsequent to the marriage or if any portion of your community property was used to pay for the property.

Should you have any questions as to how you should prepare for your divorce, please contact our West Houston Family Law Attorneys and our Champion Forest Divorce Lawyers at 713-517-6645.


Texas Family Law and Divorce have numerous complicated issues, especially when it comes to spousal support and alimony and the division of community properties such as real property and retirement accounts that cannot be easily "divided." In addition, matters only complicate more when there are minor children involved, especially when the parties do not agree with child custody, child support issues, and visitation rights. When facing these difficult issues, you need to consult with an experienced Houston Uncontested Divorce Attorney or an experienced Southwest Houston Contested Divorce Lawyers at the Law Offices of Steven Tuan Pham Our Houston Divorce Law Firm assists clients in Harris County, Montgomery County, Fort Bend County, Brazoria County, Galveston County, and Liberty County to resolve their family matters. We also assissted a number of clients in resolving their divorce out of court through unconcested divorce and collaborative law. In addition, our Houston IVF Attorneys are also experienced in the invitro fertilization process and doctors' forms and waivers. We can also draft gestational surrogacy agreements and contracts between natural parents and the surrogate and assist you in proving these documents in court. Please contact our Houston Family Law Attorneys and our Houston Divorce Lawyers for more information and see how we can help. You can reach our family law attorneys at 713-517-6645 or complete our Online Contact Form.