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How do I choose a Texas divorce lawyer?

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There are many factors to consider in choosing a divorce lawyer in Texas. These factors may depend on the issues specific to your situation, including those related to property division, retirement and children of the marriage. Texas is a community property state with a unique body of law relating to property division, so it is important to have counsel with the knowledge and expertise to assure that your rights are protected and the optimal result is reached.

This is not a job for "part-timers" or novices. You need a legal team that practices full-time in family law with an understanding of the intricacies and nuances of Texas property law. If your property is significant, then you need to bring substantial legal resources to bear. The same analysis applies to the decisions regarding your children. They are precious and their well-being should be placed in the hands of lawyers who know the law, know the system and deal in these matters every day.

But as important as knowledge and expertise, your lawyer must be someone you are comfortable with and someone you can trust. Your family law case will involve sharing confidences and information rarely disclosed to anyone, even those you are closest to. The task ahead for you, together with your lawyer, is a difficult one; finding someone you have confidence in and can trust is of paramount importance. 

Answered 01/15/2014

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