Civil matters involving your family can be emotionally complex, and many people understandably feel anxious and stressed about the process. The experienced Houston family lawyers of Gregory Law PLLC are here to help guide you and help you see the brighter future ahead. With more than four decades of combined experience, our team of attorneys understands how to handle a wide variety of family law cases, and we know how to get results for our clients.
Founding attorney Myrna Davila Gregory personally has more than 25 years of experience helping people just like you with family matters in Harris County. Myrna and her team of bi-lingual family lawyers pride themselves on aggressive, results-driven representation.
We know that your family and your future are the most important things to you, so we work hard to protect both. Our knowledgeable and compassionate team is here to help you understand all of the legal options available to you and empower you to make the best decisions for yourself and those you love.
We are here to assist you if you are considering divorcing your spouse, if you need help with child support enforcement or modifications, if you are considering adopting a child or stepchild, or any other family matter that you may have. We are capable of handling any case, from simple civil matters to complex litigation over property, child custody, and other issues. We’re standing by, ready to help you, so contact us now by calling (713) 861-1293 or by reaching out to us online.
Myrna is one of the most respected and honest family law attornies in Houston. She is worth every penny. Myrna has one of the toughest deposition styles I've seen, and I'm a forensic expert so I've seen a few. My kids, my company, and I will be grateful to her for the rest of my life for helping us through this battle.
Our team has handled every type of divorce case, from simple separations to complex, disputed divorces.
When disputes over child custody and visitation arise, we will be there to help you preserve the right to see your children.
Whether you are the parent who pays or receives child support, our attorneys will make sure a fair amount is assigned.
If you need to modify an existing custody or support agreement, turn to our team for help. We will work to make sure that your needs and situation are taken into account.
Adopting a child is a complicated process, but with an attorney on your side, you can rest easier knowing that there will be no errors or delays on your side due to incorrect paperwork or missed deadlines.
With the help of your attorney, you will draft a divorce petition that will name the parties involved (including any children) and will outline separate and community property, child custody, and requested support.
The spouse who drafted the petition (the petitioner) will officially serve the petition (commonly known as divorce papers) to the other spouse. The spouse will need to sign an acknowledgment of receipt of service. If you cannot locate the person or if they refuse to sign the papers, you may need to hire a professional process server to deliver the petition.
Once the other spouse has been served, the petition must be filed in state court. The papers should be filed in a county where one of the spouses resides and does not have to be the state where the marriage license was issued.
If the other spouse (the respondent) agrees to the divorce, they can file an affirmative response to the petition. They can also use the response to disagree with the information listed in the petition. If no response is filed, the petitioner can request the court to enter a default. This usually takes place if it has been more than 30 days since the petition was served.
Both spouses are required to disclose information about their income, expenses, assets, and liabilities.
If the divorce is uncontested, the parties will file paperwork, and the court will enter a judgment, finalizing the divorce. If the divorce is contested, the process could take much longer as the legal teams work to negotiate and (if necessary) litigate contentious aspects of the divorce.
The marriage is not formally dissolved until the state’s waiting period is over. In Texas, there is a minimum 60-day waiting period before any divorce can be finalized. This waiting period begins from the time that the petition for divorce was filed with the court.
Let us help you during such a difficult time. Contact us today to discuss your situation.