We’re the divorce lawyers that Texas residents trust.
No one should feel uncertain during a divorce. At The Law Offices of Charlotte Christian and Associates, our attorneys are here to provide a clear path forward. Together, we’ll navigate towards a brighter, more secure future. We’re committed to helping you reclaim control and achieve a future free from lingering doubts and constant worry. Wherever you find yourself in the Houston area, we’re determined to ensure your today outshines your yesterday. We’re here, ready and waiting to fight for your brighter tomorrow.
Preparing Your Case
The process of divorce commences with the filing of a petition at your local district court. As your divorce attorney, we can set the wheels of divorce in motion in Houston by submitting a petition to your local district court.
A petition is a legal document necessary to initiate divorce proceedings. This crucial document must contain several key pieces of information, including:
- The names of the petitioner and respondent
- The ages of everyone involved in the case
- The residency date of one or both parties
- The date and location of the couple’s wedding
- The grounds for divorce
- Children’s names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers
- A date of separation, if applicable
In addition, a copy of your marriage certificate should accompany your initial petition.
After filing your petition, a Houston divorce attorney can deliver a copy to the respondent. The respondent can then reply to your petition with further information about the marriage dissolution. This response needs to be submitted to a Houston district court within 30 days of the original petition’s filing.
If no response is submitted within the stipulated timeframe, the petitioner has the right to request a Divorce Judgment by Default. While we approach your situation with empathy, be assured we’re tough on protecting your interests and are ready to fight for you at every turn.