Amarillo Divorce Lawyer | Amarillo, Texas | Potter County, TX Family/Divorce Law Firms
Do you need a divorce or family law attorney in the Amarillo, Texas area? Fortunately there are many qualified attorneys in Potter and Randall Counties. One of them can help you.
You can contact an Amarillo divorce attorney by filling out the questionnaire on the left. You are under absolutely no obligation to work with an attorney merely by filling out a questionnaire.
Facing divorce or other troubling family issues can make it impossible to function normally. If children are involved then the potential problems become even greater. When faced with these major life challenges make sure you are receiving clear guidance and legal protection from an experienced Amarillo divorce/family law attorney.
Engagement and marriage announcements in the Amarillo Globe-News are a celebration of the hopes and dreams of family life in Amarillo. And whether you receive your wedding guests in your back yard or at The Amarillo Club, the dreams of a young couple are shared by friends, family and the people of Amarillo. Whether the story is rodeo cowboy marries Wayland Baptist graduate, or Pantex engineer weds Palo Duro High School Teacher the news is welcomed with affection. Sometimes, the dreams of a happy family sour and couples find that the best solution is to part ways and end the marriage. When a divorce occurs, it is important to make the best division during a time when emotions and bad feelings are at their worst. When children or present, the stakes are even higher, because the result limits each parent’s ability to show their children the love and care they deserve.
An experienced Amarillo family law attorney can help you get the best outcome for you and your family in this difficult time.
Divorce and Family Attorneys Cover A Wide Variety of Topics:
- Child Custody
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Postnuptial Agreements
- Separation Agreements
- Grandparents Rights
- Family Mediation and Arbitration
- Community Property
- Wage Garnishment
- Child Support
- Protective Orders
- Dead Beat Parents
- Fault/No Fault Based Divorce
- Protective Orders
Important Things to Remember When Facing A Divorce or Other Family Issue
Get an Outside Perspective: All too often, people facing a divorce become so consumed by their situation that they run the risk of doing or saying something they will regret. This is understandable because family issues are the most emotionally charged, and taxing. An experienced divorce/family law attorney can help you focus your energy on a positive long-term outcome and provide you with a “cooler head” when needed.
Divorce Law in Texas
Texas supports what is called a “no-fault” divorce, and a fault-based divorce. A no fault divorce can be obtained by mutual agreement of the husband and wife. A fault-based divorce is brought by one of the parties because the other party has committed an act in violation of the marriage laws (see below).
- No Fault Divorce: Texas supports a no fault divorce where both parties agree that the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict that destroys the marital relationship and prevents reasonable reconciliation.
- Fault Based Divorce: A fault-based divorce can be obtained if one or more of the parties has committed any of the following: Cruelty, Adultery, Conviction of a Felony, Abandonment, Living Apart for at least 3 Years, and Confinement in a Mental Hospital. For specific information regarding any of these, contact an Amarillo divorce attorney by filling out the questionnaire on your left.
How Can an Amarillo Divorce Attorney Help You?
Whether you live in the Wolflin Historic District, or you just bought a starter home, dividing your assets fairly and equitably is a major concern. After all, it’s expensive to make a new start and provide for your children at the same time. Making a mistake or failing to reach an agreement means losing control to the court. When the court is required to make a decision for the parties almost no one is happy with the outcome. Because you and your spouse are in the best position to understand your particular situation, you have the opportunity to come to an agreement. An Amarillo divorce attorney can help you put aside the emotion and get down to the business of separating your intricately intertwined lives. An amicable agreement can avoid things like wage garnishment or expensive custody battles. Remember that a rigid custody agreement enforced by the courts will be difficult to change and will likely be in place through many stages of development. Reaching a decision now can mean the ability to enjoy a last minute trip to the ballpark to watch the Dillos play years from now. A reasonable agreement on support can avoid embarrassing wage garnishment actions with your employer. No court battle means avoiding the humiliation of airing your marriage’s dirty laundry in public.
Domestic Violence and Spousal Abuse
If you have been the victim of spousal abuse, contact 911 immediately. There are community organizations that can help you and your family in this time of need. There is nothing more valuable than you and your family's safety. While an attorney can certainly help you, it is also important that you reach out and contact professionals who are experienced working with victims of abuse.
Amarillo Police Department
Family Support Services
Faith City Inc.
Downtown Women’s Center409 S. Monroe St.
Martha's Home Inc.
Downtown Women's Center
Hutchinson County Crisis Center
Amarillo, TX 79101
Phone: (806) 677-1701
Potter County 108th District CourtCourt
Potter County 181st District Court
Potter County 251st District Court
Potter County 320th District Court
Potter County 47th District Court
Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital
Quail Creek Surgical Hospital
Golden Plains Community Hospital
Hereford Regional Medical Center
Panhandle Surgical Hospital
Finally, if you do not have any money or any healthcare insurance, there are facilities that probably will treat you in Amarillo. They are:
RHN AMARILLO-MARTIN ROAD
RHN Amarillo-Tyler Street
Amarillo Divorce attorneys serving clients throughout the Texas Panhandle (Northern Texas), including Adrian, Ady, Amarillo, Bishop Hills, Bodemn, Borger, Bushland, Canadian River Breaks, Canyon, Channing, Chunky, Clarendon, Claude, Cliffside, Dalhart, Dumas, Folsom, Fritch, Gentry, Gluck, Hartley, Hereford, Juilliard, Lake Tanglewood, Masterson, North Randall, Palisades, Pampa, Panhandle, Pleasant Valley, Pullman, Skellytown, Timbercreek Canyon, Washburn, White Deer, Yarnall and other communities in Potter County and Randall County.