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Family Law: Dealing with Divorce, Division of Assets, & Domestic Disputes

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Family law encompasses a variety of topics. From divorce to domestic disputes, it’s necessary to have the legal assistance you deserve. Sergio Coronado Law specializes in the many facets of family law. Attorney Sergio Coronado has been serving El Paso and the Southwest area for nearly 30 years. He understands the needs of the community. When you’re facing family law woes, it’s in your best interest to reach out to a local team that’s experienced in your exact situation.

 

Divorce

In the state of Texas, the path towards divorce is lengthy. Divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage, may take anywhere from six months to a year in general. Since Texas does not recognize legal separation, any property acquired by couples who live separately will still be considered community property. The same can be said for all debt acquired by both parties. State law does allow for “no-fault” divorces which means the spouse filing for divorce is not required to prove any fault, wrongdoing or misconduct. Fault may come into consideration when the judge determines the most fair division of assets and property. Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, it’s in your best interest to team up with a lawyer experienced in family law.

 

Division of Assets

A contentious aspect of divorce manifests during the division of assets. The fact that Texas doesn’t recognize legal separation only adds another caveat to the difficulty of this process. Even if you and your spouse have been living separate from each other for months or even years, all property acquired by both parties will still be considered “community property.” This means that, in the event of a divorce, the community property must be split between both spouses. It’s easy to see how this can end up being much more difficult than you might’ve initially expected. For this reason, it’s best to team up with a lawyer who is vastly experienced in family law. Sergio Coronado Law is ready to help.

 

Domestic Disputes

Domestic disputes or violence can make any living situation dangerous. If you’re a victim of domestic violence, it’s crucial for you to seek strong legal assistance. Domestic violence can take place between spouses and family members as well as current or past dating partners. You deserve a strong team that will be at your side, every step of the way. For close to 30 years, Sergio Coronado Law has provided residents of the Southwest area with the legal aid they deserve.

 

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