Getting a divorce can be a frightening and upsetting experience. It is different for women than it is for men, in several ways. Because it is important to understand the differences, you need an attorney who is aware of what you are going through and can help you through the legal process. Leigh Ann Schenk and the team at Schenk Law will be there for you. As a divorcing woman, you have rights and responsibilities under Texas law. Working together with Schenk Law can help you ensure that you exercise those rights and meet those responsibilities, so you come through the divorce with your dignity and sanity intact. There will be stressful moments, but with the extensive experience of Leigh Ann Schenk in dealing with high conflict situations, you couldn’t get better legal advice. With Schenk Law on your side, you can get the help you really need to move past the end of your marriage and into your future.
One of the ways a divorce is different for a woman is that if she is not the primary breadwinner of the household, the wife may qualify for temporary spousal support while the divorce is pending. If a woman has not worked for many years because she has remained home to care for her children, she may be entitled to spousal maintenance post divorce. This does not happen in all cases, but speaking with Schenk Law about possibilities and options is generally a good choice for any woman who is contemplating a divorce or whose husband has filed for divorce against her.
A lot of the public believe that the woman automatically gets primary custody of the children. This may not always be the case as it is becoming more common for some Judges to assess the situation in each individual case rather than assume that the mother is the best parent. When this situation occurs in a woman’s life, it is extremely stressful especially if the woman has been the primary caretaker for the children during the marriage. The majority of the time, the parents agree to co-parent by having shared responsibilities and shared possession of the children with the children residing with one parent while visiting the other parent. Extenuating circumstances can sometimes change who gets primary custody of the children, and a woman who is divorcing should protect her rights so she does not have to worry about the risk of losing custody of her children.
If you are contemplating a divorce, or if you have been asked for a divorce by your husband, seeking out the services of Schenk Law is very important. You will want to ensure that you are protected under Texas divorce law, and that you have taken the proper steps to receive a fair and just resolution to your divorce proceedings. The more you focus on your needs – and those of your children (if you have children) – the more you can work with Leigh Ann Schenk and Schenk Law can work with your spouse or your spouse’s attorney to reach a phenomenal divorce agreement.