Going through divorce can be one of the most difficult things you ever do. It is never an easy decision to end a marriage, but sometimes it is necessary. If you need a divorce lawyer Frisco, TX locals recommend who has significant experience in the district courts of Collin County or Denton County, depending on where you reside.
Mark L. Scroggins of Scroggins Law Group, PLLC, has been practicing law in Denton County and Collin County for over 25 years. Mr. Scroggins is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Fewer than 1.5% of all lawyers in the state of Texas are board certified in family law. So, make sure you choose a Frisco, TX divorce lawyer that many turn to in their time of need.
Every divorce action has two pieces to it; child custody (if there are minor children born of the marriage) and property division. Child custody involves issues such as where the children are going to live and with whom, are decision about child rearing to be made jointly, independently or will one conservator have the exclusive right to make certain decisions. Possession and access of the children is also part of the child custody equation.
Property division is the second part of a divorce. So, it is important to ask your divorce lawyer questions about how they will personally be impacted by property division. As most people know, Texas is a community property state. But what exactly does that mean? It simply means that you and your spouse each have an interest in every asset or debt that is acquired during the marriage regardless of whether the asset or debt is in your name, you spouse’s name or both of your names.
Generally speaking, what is not community property is separate property. Specifically, separate property encompasses property you owned prior to marriage, property that you received via gift, property that you received via gift and monies you may have received as a result of a personal injury award for pain and suffering. Why is this important? Because the court cannot award the separate property of one spouse to the other.
Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule, but that is why it is so important to seek out exceptional counsel when or if you are contemplating divorce.
The above paragraphs only provide a limited view of child custody and property division that will take place in a divorce. Of course, there are numerous sub-issues for both child custody and property division which will need to be addressed with your divorce lawyer. Those sub-issues will be the determining factor of what is likely to happen in your divorce.
So, if you need advice from a divorce lawyer trusts about how to move forward or simply to know what your rights are, contact the lawyers at Scroggins Law Group. They will take the time to learn about your issues and provide you with a strategic plan on how to accomplish your goals.
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*Mark L. Scroggins is *board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Unless otherwise noted, other attorneys are not *board-certified.
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