Schertz Divorce Lawyers
Schertz Divorce Lawyers
Schertz Divorce Lawyers: Personalized Legal Solutions
Schertz Divorce Lawyers: Types of Cases
The divorce process can be complicated and overwhelming, especially if you are dealing with a contentious divorce. Let Soyars & Morgan’s experienced Schertz divorce lawyers help protect you and your property rights. We handle very complex divorce cases including high-conflict divorces involving a narcissistic spouse, or divorces in which one spouse is facing criminal charges while the divorce is pending.
High Net Worth Divorce
If you have a marital estate or separate property with substantial value, you will need to take additional steps to avoid unnecessary collateral consequences and protect your net worth. Our Schertz divorce lawyers work with a team of experts, including tax attorneys, forensic accountants, etc. to ensure your investments are protected and you obtain the best possible results from your divorce.
Divorce with Children
If you are facing child custody issues along with your divorce, you will be forced to make some difficult decisions regarding your child. Hiring a skilled and attentive Schertz divorce lawyer will help you anticipate issues and prevent unnecessary surprises from arising for you and your family. Whether you are seeking full custody or shared custody, let us help you navigate the child custody process.
Divorce with Business
If you own a professional business or other type of closely held business, that can create complications in a divorce. Dividing up these types of assets often require additional experts and an experienced divorce lawyers with creative ideas about how to structure a division of the Texas marital estate that protects the integrity and earning potential of your business.
If you and your spouse can agree on all or most issues, then you will be able to achieve a simple and affordable divorce. However, an attorney will still be necessary to help you submit the proper paperwork to the courts and to execute the appropriate documents to transfer the property correctly. If you are looking for a simple divorce, contact our experienced divorce lawyers in Schertz to discuss how we can help you through the divorce process for a simple uncontested divorce.
Texas is home to many military families. Military divorces often create complications in the divorce process because of child custody issues and retirement benefits that must be addressed at the time of divorce. If you or your spouse is a member of the military, contact our Boerne divorce lawyers to discuss how we can help you achieve an affordable military divorce.
Why Soyars & Morgan Law?
- Direct access to your legal team. Our Schertz divorce lawyers work hard to provide each client with prompt responses. You will have direct access to our team of divorce lawyers so that you are able to get the answers that you need, when you need them.
- Transparency. Honesty and transparency are critical in building trust with your attorney. You will always know what is going on with your case every step of the way.
- Personalized approach. Our team understands that no two cases are the same. Your strategy will be tailored specifically to you and your family’s goals. Soyars & Morgan Law sees your case through from start to finish.
When you retain the services of Soyars & Morgan Law, you can be assured that we are fully qualified to take on your case. Let our Schertz divorce lawyers work with you to address your legal concerns.
Meet Our Schertz Divorce Lawyers
“There will never be enough adjectives to describe Jodi and her work ethic. I did my research and she kept coming out as one of the top 10. She should be #1! You want someone smart and strong with a great work ethic? This is Jodi Soyars! You’ll want her in your corner.”
“Carla took me under her protective, assertive, kind, and noble wings. I will forever be grateful. AMAZING LITIGATOR. AMAZING TEAM. ORGANIZED. TALENTED. ETHICAL.”
Texas Divorce FAQs
Can I get a military divorce in Texas? If you or your spouse serve in the U.S. Armed Forces or services of the United States or Texas, you may qualify to file for divorce in Texas under the following circumstances:
- TEXAS RESIDENT OR SPOUSE SERVING OUT OF STATE/COUNTY. Time spent by a Texas domiciliary outside the state or county of residence while you or your spouse is serving in the armed forces or other services of the United States or Texas is considered time spent in Texas and in the county of residence.
- NON-TEXAS RESIDENT SERVING IN TEXAS. If you or a spouse is serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and has been stationed (1) at one or more military installations in Texas for the last 6 months and (2) at a military installation in a Texas county for the last 90 days, then you are considered to be a Texas domiciliary and a resident of that county for those periods for the purposes of filing a divorce suit.
Texas also permits a divorce based off fault which means one of the spouses was at fault for the break-up of the marriage. Texas recognizes the following fault grounds: cruelty, adultery, felony conviction, and abandonment. Fault grounds, if proven, are used to obtain a greater share of the community estate and are used by Texas courts as a factor in determining the amount, duration, and manner of any spousal maintenance payments to be awarded.
- One spouse qualifies as a domiciliary of Texas.
- The Court has personal jurisdiction over a non-resident.
- Divorce is filed in proper county.
- Court has subject-matter jurisdiction.
When a divorce can be properly filed in more than one county, the court in which the divorce is first filed will have dominant jurisdiction. This is often referred to as the “first to file” advantage. If you are considering divorce and there are other proper counties that qualify to hear the divorce, do not delay in filing or you could wind up defending a divorce action in an inconvenient venue/county.
Does Texas have personal jurisdiction over my spouse in my divorce case?
Can I get a divorce in Texas if my spouse lives out-of-state?
Examples of what may allow for Texas to have jurisdiction over a non-state resident spouse include:
- Your spouse is properly served with process while in Texas.
- Your spouse waives service of process and agrees to proceed with a divorce in Texas.
- Your spouse makes a general appearance and does not contest Texas’ jurisdiction.
- Your spouse has had minimum contacts with Texas that are sufficient to meet the fair-play requirements of due process under the Texas and Federal constitutions.
Examples of sufficient minimum contacts include:
- The other spouse was a domiciliary of Texas when the divorce suit was filed.
- Texas is the last marital residence.
- The divorce suit is commenced within 2 years after the marital residence ended.
- If the spouses intended to maintain their marriage in Texas while living in separate states.
- Non-resident spouse participated in search and purchase of Texas home.
- Non-resident spouse paid monthly stipend to resident spouse while living in Texas condo to cover utilities and mortgage payments.
- Non-resident kept personal possessions in Texas residence.
- Non-resident spouse visited Texas frequently for holidays and wedding anniversary and had “intimate” visits with spouse while in Texas.
Examples of Insufficient Minimum Contacts include:
- Single act of designating Texas as residence during military service did not support jurisdiction.
- Unilateral act of moving to Texas and acquiring property did not support jurisdiction.
- Corporate functions performed from abroad while serving as a manager of a Texas company did not support jurisdiction over non-resident spouse.
- Attending a business convention in Texas 9 to 10 years prior did not support jurisdiction.
Fair Play & Substantial Justice
Call Our Schertz Divorce Lawyers
If you’re ready to take the next step, contact our Schertz divorce lawyers to schedule a confidential consultation. Soyars & Morgan Law will take a deep dive into your case, discuss your concerns and provide answers to any pressing questions you may have about the divorce process.
For in-person meetings, our offices are conveniently located in downtown San Antonio. Prefer to communicate with us virtually? We’re happy to “meet” with you via videoconference or by phone.