Houston Divorce & Family Law Attorney
Ethical and Professional Legal Support to Protect Your Family
With over 15 years of professional experience as a family lawyer, Adenrele “Rele” Oladapo-Jimoh takes her role very seriously as an advocate for the people. She is an ethical and responsive lawyer, and clients can be sure she will communicate directly and honestly with them throughout the legal process. She is very hands on with her clients, and she is a lawyer who will get the job done. With the experience and professionalism required of her work, Adenrele “Rele” Oladapo-Jimoh will handle your case efficiently and with great care.
Whether you are contemplating getting a divorce, going through a divorce, dealing with child custody complications, or matters of child support, The Law Office of Jimoh PC can help you. The firm will put its 15 years of experience to use and fight for your rights in your family case. The legal team also offers bilingual services in Spanish for your convenience. For more information about how Adenrele “Rele” Oladapo-Jimoh and her team can help, schedule a consultation to discuss your case with her in person, over the phone, or in a video conference.
Frequently Asked Questions About Texas Divorce Law
Houston Attorneys Offering Answers to Common Divorce and Family Law Concerns
Since most people aren’t familiar with divorce law and associated issues, it’s easy to feel lost as you contemplate going through the process – or worry you won’t know where to start. Divorces can be complicated or straightforward, depending on the couple involved and their specific situation. At The Law Office of Jimoh PC, our Houston divorce and family law attorney has experience handling family court cases. We provide support for our clients inside and out of the courtroom. If you are like most people getting divorced, and you have no idea where to begin or how the process works, we can help.
We’ve answered many of the most frequently asked questions and common misconceptions below:
Can I get a quick divorce in Texas?
Texas law requires a 60-day cooling-off period from your filing date before you can be divorced. On the 61st day, your divorce can be finalized. This speedy turnaround is commonly seen only in uncontested divorces without complicating issues, like debts and property division or child custody and support issues. Complicated cases can take some time to navigate, but that doesn’t mean you are necessarily looking forward to months of divorce proceedings.
What do I need to do to start the divorce process?
If you’re contemplating a divorce or ready to start the process, you can begin by contacting an attorney. After you decide you’re ready to move forward, you will need to hire an attorney, separate from your spouse. Even if your divorce is uncontested, you need your own attorney. Once you have legal representation, you should begin collecting all the necessary documentation to begin property division. If you have children, you will need to begin working on custody negotiations. Your attorney will guide every step of the divorce process.
Can I get divorced without an attorney?
Yes, you can get a divorce without an attorney, but you will be depriving yourself of the assurances you can gain from legal representation. Divorces can be complicated, and finalizing your divorce requires drafting and completing legal documents. You will also need someone to provide guidance and advisement to ensure you aren’t making choices that aren’t in your best interest. A divorce attorney provides all these services and more.
Are assets split evenly in Texas?
Texas is a community property state, but assets are not divided evenly. Assets may be divided equitably by a judge if the situation requires it. The judge in your case may divide your assets to ensure both parties walk away with a fair share of the joint assets. Factors like fault, income levels, and post-divorce financial situations may all be considered.
Is child support automatic in Texas?
Texas law requires child support. The child has a right to be supported by their parents, and the custodial parent will receive support from the non-custodial parent. The amount of support payments will be calculated by taking a percentage of the non-custodial parent’s net resources.
Can my child decide where they want to live?
In Texas, children cannot decide where they want to live. Children aren’t allowed to share their preferences with the court. Children are impressionable, and the court views their position as one of a protected party. They should not be burdened by the divorce process any more than necessary.
If my ex gets a raise, do they need to pay more child support?
The family court system requires non-custodial parents to report and update their income regularly to ensure all minor children from the marriage have access to the support they deserve. If your payments are not updated, you can file for child support modification to ensure payments are accurate.
Our Houston divorce and family law attorney can help if you need assistance beginning the divorce process. Call us today at (713) 999-6585 to schedule a consultation.