Austin Divorce Attorneys
Get Strong Legal Guidance From Smith & Vinson Law Firm
No one expects to get divorced when they marry; consequently, divorce is never anyone’s first choice. When our clients hire us to manage their divorce cases, we know that the decision to divorce was a difficult one. Furthermore, divorce is an incredibly personal process, and no divorce is the same. With these things in mind, we work hard to provide our clients with compassionate, supportive legal representation that is flexible and highly responsive to their needs.
At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we put our clients first. Our Austin divorce attorneys take clients through the divorce process from start to finish with care and consideration. As a law firm, we value honesty, and our team offers straightforward legal counsel so that you can make important decisions confidently. We are there for you when you need someone by your side, protecting your best interests.
Charges Dismissed Assault Bodily Injury Family Violence
Deferred Adjudication Aggravated Assault & Tampering with Evidence
Our client was involved in a verbal dispute that turned into an altercation where a firearm was discharged into the ground. The round ricocheted and grazed a party to the dispute. Our client was facing multiple felony convictions and a prison sentence.
Case Dismissed Assault Family Violence
Our client was charged with Assault Family Violence after an argument with his girlfriend in their shared residence. At the time of his arrest our Client was a young father who also worked for the city. Having this charge put him as risk of losing a custody battle for his child and his stable employment.
Motion to Suppress Granted During Trial DWI .11 Blood Warrant
This was the 2nd jury trial for this case. First one was a 4-2 hung jury for not guilty. This trial ended in a dismissal by the State mid-trial after we fought and won a motion to suppress. Client and his wife pulled off on the side of the road sleeping in truck with engine running. Client in driver seat with seat laid way back. Officers say they smelled odor of alcohol coming from vehicle but didn’t specify who in the car it was coming from.
Case Dismissed Theft
Our client, a legal permanent resident, was charged with stealing clothing at Macy’s. The State offered our client an initial plea deal. However, due to her immigration status, we advised our client that it was in her best interest to fight this case the whole way.
Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce
There are generally two types of divorce in Texas: contested and uncontested. Uncontested divorces are those in which the couple agrees to all terms of their divorce settlement. These cases tend to be resolved more quickly and are less costly than a contested divorce. If a couple disagrees on even one aspect of their divorce, they must go through the contested divorce process.
Common divorce issues that couples may struggle with:
- Property division
- Debt division
- Spousal support
- Child custody
- Child support
If your divorce is uncontested, it may be finalized in as few as 60 days (Texas has a 60-day waiting period requirement for most divorces). However, contested divorces tend to take much longer and often require court litigation and/or mediation. If you are going through a contested divorce, you can expect it to take from six months to a year to be finalized.
No matter what type of divorce process you go through, it is always recommended that you work with an experienced, skilled divorce attorney like ours in Austin. Your attorney is an invaluable resource and can help represent you in court should your case need to be litigated.