Divorce Lawyer in Austin, Texas

Compassionate Support Backed by Decades of Experience

Divorce is easily one of the most stressful and difficult family-related decisions a person may ever have to make. During times like these, it is important to have quality legal representation that you can rely on to take care of you and your family. At The Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C., we provide our clients with the intelligent and caring services they need to navigate smoothly and efficiently through the Texas divorce process. If you are considering a legal separation or dissolution of marriage in Austin or the surrounding areas, turn to our firm for assistance.

The Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C. is available to assist clients with the following divorce and family law matters:


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Uncontested vs. Contested Divorce

In Texas, divorce can be either contested or uncontested. In divorces that are uncontested, spouses are able to come to an agreement on issues related to their divorce, including spousal support, child custody and support, and property division. These types of divorces are generally quicker and more cost-effective because they can be resolved outside of court. If couples cannot agree on the details of their divorce, their case will need to go before a judge and is considered a contested divorce.

Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, or a military divorce, The Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C. has the experience necessary to help you achieve the very best results possible in your case. Give us a call to find out how we can help.

“Fault” and “No-Fault” Divorce in Texas

Texas is a “no-fault” state, which means that one spouse is not obligated to prove that the other spouse has done something wrong in order to obtain a divorce. Couples need only show their marriage is “irretrievably broken” in order to file for divorce.

In order to establish “fault” in a Texas divorce, a spouse must prove one of the following:

  • Abandonment
  • Adultery
  • Conviction of a felony and imprisonment for at least one year
  • Confinement for incurable insanity for at least three years
  • Cruel and inhuman treatment
  • Insupportability (i.e. discord or conflict of personalities)

At least one spouse must reside in the county where the divorce petition is filed for at least the past 90 days. After a couple files, the soonest they can obtain a divorce is at least 61 days after filing their petition. This is what is known as a “cooling off period.”

Work with a Team that Truly Cares

The Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C. focuses its practice solely on divorce and family law, which means we have decades of experience handling even the most complex cases. In addition, Janet McCullar is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, so you can be confident that when you work with our firm, you are working with some of Texas’s top attorneys. For trusted and proven representation in Central Texas, contact our office today to speak with an Austin divorce attorney.

Contact The Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C. at (512) 355-1123.

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