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Divorce Attorney in Waco

Fighting for an Amicable End to Your Divorce

Couple filing for divorceDivorce is never an easy thing. Yet, once the process starts, it is crucial to have legal representation every step of the way to ensure that your rights are always protected. Our divorce lawyers in Waco, TX will do everything we can get reach an amicable solution without going to court but should trial become necessary, we will fight diligently to get you the results that are in your best interest.

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At Blanchard & Thomas, we value our clients more than we value their payments. We treat each client as we would want to be treated in a similar situation and work with them to protect their futures and their families.

Contact us online or call (866) 251-0624 for more information on setting up a consultation.

Texas Divorce Residency Requirements

To file for divorce in Texas, you must first meet a residency requirement. The requirement stipulates the following:

  • Either you or your spouse must have been a Texas resident for a least six months before filing
  • Either you or your spouse must have lived in the county where the divorce is being filed for at least 90 days prior to filing

If you meet these requirements, then you can proceed to file for either a fault or a no-fault divorce. If you attempt to file for divorce without meeting these requirements, your case may not be accepted or it may be dismissed.

What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Texas?

Texas is a “no-fault” divorce state. This means that divorce can be filed on the basis that there is a conflict of personalities that would prevent expectations of reconciliation. However, if one spouse is faulted for the marriage failing, that may be taken into consideration when determining how property is divided.

The grounds for a “fault divorce” include:

  • Cruel treatment
  • Adultery
  • Abandonment
  • Incarceration for more than one year
  • Separation for at least three years
  • Confinement in a mental institution for at least three years

How Long Does It Take to Finalize a Divorce?

After the petition is filed, the divorce cannot be finalized for at least 60 days. Once the judge pronounces that the divorce is finalized in court and signs the decree, the divorce is officially complete. If the spouses are not in agreement about the terms of the divorce, the process can take months or longer to finalize.

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Whether you are facing a contested or an uncontested divorce, it’s equally important to have competent legal counsel on your side. What you don't know can hurt you for years to come. We have years of experience serving clients across Texas, from simple uncontested divorces to those with multi-million-dollar estates. You don't have to fight this on your own. Get help and support from divorce lawyers in Waco, TX today.

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The Blanchard & Thomas
“Clients’ Bill of Rights”

We want to earn the right to be your attorneys from now on, not just for the duration of your current legal issue.
  • We treat clients like people and not numbers – the same way we would like to be treated ourselves. Every client is treated with absolute respect and dignity.

  • We build our relationships upon a foundation of total honesty. Absolute honesty allows the client and the attorney to develop trust that will be absolutely critical to success in and out of the courtroom.

  • While the attorney client relationship may not always result in friendship, we believe it should always result in mutual respect. We zealously advocate on our clients’ behalf whether we agree with their choices or not. We do not judge our client’s choices; we simply attempt to help them learn from them, live with them, and overcome them.

  • We make a commitment to communication. We begin and end many of our days communicating with clients. Our clients can count on us to return phone calls and/or e-mail within 24 hours except in emergencies or during announced absences from the office. We want our clients to always know what we know and vice-versa, and overcome them.

  • We play hard, we play fast, and we stick to the game plan. We work with every client to develop a strategy most likely to bring about their success. We work hard to ensure the strategy gives our client every advantage possible and their very best chance at success. We then implement that strategy as quickly and efficiently as possible.

  • We play to win. While we cannot guarantee outcomes in any case, we always do our best to see that our clients come out on top. We want our clients to know without question that their success matters to us more than their payments.

  • We serve at the clients’ pleasure. If for any reason whatsoever the client decides he/she is better off with a different attorney or law firm, we will respectfully and professionally do whatever we can to get the new attorney or law firm up to speed and ready to handle the case. We vow to never object to a client’s request to seek alternative counsel, and we promise to return 100% of any unearned advance payments.


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