Houston Divorce Attorney
Free Family Law Consultation: (713) 568-9294
Whether you have been served with divorce papers, or you want to file for
divorce, we understand that this can be an unsettling, even intimidating
procedure. At the Law Office of Dan Kirby, we are dedicated to easing
the divorce process for you, helping you to reach as swift, fair, and
cost-effective a resolution as possible.
Why Choose Our Divorce Lawyer?
- 24 years of proven experience
- Certified as a mediator to pursue a peaceful solution
- Will work one-on-one with you
- Named a Top Houston lawyer by H-Texas Magazine
We realize that in some cases, litigation cannot be avoided. Our
trial-tested divorce firm is ready with the insight and resources to help you defend your rights,
minimize trauma, and secure a stronger future through litigation. No case
is too complex for our legal team. Our award-winning Houston divorce attorney
brings decades of proven experience to the negotiating table, and as a
Certified Mediator he has experience in resolving divorces as both a legal
representative and as a professional negotiator. See how we can be of service.
Discover your legal options in a
FREE consultation: Call (713) 568-9294 today!
Personalized Counsel for Every Aspect of Divorce
Our family law attorney is committed to a hands-on approach. When you hire
our firm, you are hiring him. He will work directly with throughout your
case to ensure you benefit from the advice and legal support you deserve.
Moreover, at our Houston divorce & family law firm, we aim to secure
amicable results. Though our courtroom-tested lawyer is prepared to skillfully
represent you at trial, our goal is to help couples successfully negotiate
even the toughest terms of a divorce, such as child custody and division
of assets. Please don’t hesitate to see what our experienced, personal
approach can help you.
Call (713) 568-9294 or
send us an email today to request your free consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce
As you file for divorce in Houston, it is important to ensure that you
are fully informed. In this section, we provide answers to many frequently
asked questions. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to
contact the firm.
What are the residency requirements for a divorce in Texas?
- To file for a divorce in Houston, either spouse will have had to be a resident
of the state for at least six months. Either spouse will have to be a
resident of the specific county that the divorce is being filed in for
a minimum of 90 days.
How do I get divorced in Houston?
- To get a divorce in Houston, you must have lived in Harris County for at
least 90 days prior to filing your divorce petition in that county. If
you meet the requirements, you must file the necessary paperwork and pay
the court costs. Next, you and your spouse will need to decide on important
issues such as child custody, child support, property division, spousal
maintenance, and other divorce matters through negotiation or mediation.
If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement, your case may need
to go to trial.
How long does divorce take in Texas?
- This varies depending on how complex a divorce is and how long parties
want to fight over issues. In Texas, there is a 60-day waiting period
before any divorce can be finalized finalized. If spouses are filing a
contested divorce, this can take anywhere from six months to a year or longer.
Does it matter which spouse files for the divorce?
- In most cases, it does not matter which spouse files for divorce. There
may be some advantages regarding the procedure, such as the spouse filing
gets the first opportunity to discuss their side.
How much will my divorce cost?
- The cost of your case will depend on many factors, including the type of
divorce you and your spouse pursue and the complexity of your divorce.
For instance, if you and your spouse can reach agreement regarding the
terms of your divorce and trial is not necessary, it will be much less
costly than a trial. If you have substantial assets or disputes arise
when discussing issues such as custody or spousal support, this may also
add to the cost of your divorce. You will also need to factor in the cost
of your divorce attorney and how much he or she charges, whether it is
on a flat-fee basis, hourly rate, or on retainer.
I need a divorce attorney in Houston. How do I choose the right one for my case?
You can start by calling around different firms to get a better idea of
the divorce lawyer's experience, skill, and their philosophy. Some
attorneys prefer to have their clients negotiate settlements while others
like an aggressive approach that involves litigation. It is important
that you choose an attorney you trust and one who is accessible and communicates
well. Keep in mind that not all attorneys are equipped to handle certain
complex cases, so make sure you fully discuss your issues and expectations
before hiring the attorney. At the Law Office of Dan Kirby, we provide
free consultations and have an experienced Houston divorce lawyer with more than 20 years
of experience representing clients in complex and run-of-the-mill divorce cases.