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Texas Board Certified Family Law Attorney

Child Custody • Spousal Maintenance • Property Division • Modification of Child Support

Among life's pivotal events, the breakdown of a marriage and the process of divorce are frequently among the most traumatic. An uncontested divorce or one that does not involve children may be settled without undue strife. On the other hand, severing the legal bonds of a marriage that involves children, significant marital assets or an uncompromising spouse escalate the complexity of reaching a final divorce settlement and the need for an experienced specialist in family law.

Texas Board Certified Family Law Attorney

At the Houston family law firm of Schwab & Radcliffe, you will find exceptional legal skills, compassion and family law knowledge to resolve even the most contentious divorce. Texas Board Certified family law attorney, Barry Radcliffe assists clients in the dissolution of marriage and related issues, including:

  • Property valuation
  • Division of assets and debts
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Mediation

Our firm's expertise relating to tax minimization, estate planning and other legal instruments for estates dovetail with the financial aspects of postnuptial agreements, divorce and complex property division issues.

Rules for Filing & Grounds for Divorce – Texas

In Texas, you may file for divorce if you or your spouse have resided in the state for at least six months prior to filing and have lived in the county where you intend to file for the preceding 90-day period.

A divorce may be "no fault" meaning neither spouse blames the other for the failure of the marriage. If, however, you file a divorce petition that declares fault, you must substantiate through evidence or testimony the grounds on which the divorce is to be granted.

Grounds for divorce in Texas may be any of the following

  • Cruelty
  • Adultery
  • Abandonment
  • Living apart for at least three years
  • Confinement in state mental hospital
  • A felony conviction or long term imprisonment (more than one year)

A trusted family law attorney can help you determine the best course of action and protect your legal rights, whether you are weighing pros and cons of divorce or are agreeing to a divorce petition that your spouse has filed.

Legal Help for Texas Divorce Matters

The family law firm of Schwab & Radcliffe has been helping clients resolve divorce and related family law issues for more than 25 years. A deep understanding of the problems associated with a divorce enables us to assist clients with the emotional highs and lows that so often accompany the divorce process. We patiently guide you and advocate a rational common sense approach to reaching a settlement. Like other long-term economic decisions, it is prudent to remember that divorce has financial and tax ramifications that will affect you and your family far into the future.

Contact Schwab & Radcliffe, L.L.P.

Whether you are contemplating divorce or your spouse has filed a petition to dissolve your marriage, seeking competent, compassionate and experienced legal advice at the outset will work to your advantage. Discussing the legal, emotional and financial aspects of a divorce and getting reliable information from a trusted and nationally recognized law firm will help put your mind at ease and give you a sense of control over a process that is often very difficult to deal with. Call the Houston office of Schwab & Radcliffe, L.L.P. at (281) 286-3300 to arrange a confidential consultation. We are on your side.

What Our Clients Are Saying

"Mr. Radcliffe took the time to patiently listen to my concerns and explain the legal issues to me. His representation of me included not only a patient and kind tone with myself, but an aggressive and outgoing style when needed. His experience and insight into Family Law was phenomenal and the end result was much better than I could have ever expected." – J.T.

Why Choose Our Firm