A Divorce Lawyer Can Safeguard Your Best Interests
Undergoing a divorce is often a traumatic, life-changing experience. Having a skilled divorce lawyer by your side throughout the proceedings can ensure your best interests are protected and give you peace of mind. If you are preparing to file for a divorce in Austin, TX, or are involved in related legal matters, Ryan Dougay is here to represent you. Reach The Law Office of Ryan S. Dougay online or call (512) 469-0811 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how an attorney dedicated to family law can help you.
Divorce in Texas
In the state of Texas, divorce is considered no-fault, meaning an individual does not need to prove their spouse is at fault or has engaged in some form of poor conduct. There are two basic types of divorce you can file: uncontested and contested.
In an uncontested divorce, the parties are able to divide their assets and make spousal or child support arrangements without court intervention. An uncontested divorce usually proceeds faster than contested divorces.
A contested divorce occurs when both spouses cannot agree to the terms of divorce, which may include:
- Division of assets and property
- Division of debt
- Spousal maintenance
- Child support
- Joint or sole custody
Given the emotional challenges that come with divorce and the fact that each partner will potentially have something to lose, many divorces become categorized as contested. That said, it is not unusual for a contested divorce to be settled before the trial date. Settlements are a legally binding agreement between the two parties that is enforceable and cannot be appealed, serving as a critical final step in the divorce process.
The Benefits of a Divorce Lawyer
In a contested divorce, when much is at stake, it is strongly advisable to secure legal representation. A divorce lawyer will have the legal knowledge and skillset required to make a winning case that somebody without this specialized background simply will not have.
Attorney Dougay can focus on the legal aspect of divorce, so you can focus on finding the space to heal and moving forward with some sense of normalcy.
Hiring a lawyer also frees up time that needs to be spent completing all of the necessary paperwork involved in the proceedings. An attorney can handle all the legal aspects of divorce, so you can focus on other important issues like finding new living arrangements. Generally, legal assistance can help you find the space to heal during this traumatic time and move forward with a greater sense of normalcy.
How Attorney Dougay Can Help
Family law attorney Dougay has years of divorce mediation and trial experience, including cases of high-asset divorce. His reputation has earned him the distinction of being named a "Rising Star" three times by Super Lawyers Magazine. Mr. Dougay is known throughout the central Texas family law community as a compassionate divorce lawyer who strives to help clients avoid going to court, which can be a lengthy and expensive process. If the need arises, attorney Dougay has proven himself in trial and will do whatever is necessary to secure advantageous results for his clients.
Contact Our Office Today
Find out why so many clients have entrusted The Law Office of Ryan S. Dougay to help them throughout the divorce process. Contact our office today using our online form or call (512) 469-0811.
"Ryan helped me through my divorce and complicated property division. He was great at explaining the process to me and explaining anything that I did not understand. He and his staff were always very helpful and understanding and I couldn’t have chosen a more qualified, competent lawyer to handle my case."Amanda - Satisfied Client