Houston Legal Separation Lawyer

After many years of experience handling all types of family law matters, John F. Nichols Sr. of Nichols Law can handle any type of marriage dissolution with professionalism and skill. With sensitivity and calm resolve, we can guide you through a legal separation agreement, eventual divorce or whatever best fits your needs.

At Nichols Law, we don't let our reputation as fierce litigators get in the way of our strong commitment to client service. Our highly skilled Houston, Texas, legal team will meet with you personally to discuss your situation in detail. We want to make sure that a legal separation is the best fit for your needs, both emotionally and financially.

In a post-marital agreement, the couple remains married, but the court retains the power to set the rights, duties and liabilities of the parties with respect to child custody, child support and visitation, alimony, property, and debts. You may convert a property agreement into a divorce decree.

Legal Separation In Texas

Texas does not recognize legal separation. Other states that do not recognize legal separation are Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Pennsylvania. However, our Houston family law firm does have the experience and ability to take legal separation cases in other states. Contact us for more information about legal separation in Texas.

Legal Separation Vs. Divorce

What's the difference between a legal separation and a divorce? During a legal separation, a couple is not ending their marriage. The court will define the responsibilities of each party while they remain separated. Responsibilities often include child custody, division of assets, alimony, etc.

Benefits Of A Legal Separation

  • A legal separation does not terminate a marriage and allows for time apart to make better decisions.
  • Couples are able to keep certain benefits of a marriage that a divorce would often terminate.
  • If the decision to divorce is made, a legal separation can be converted into a divorce settlement.

Contact Us

Please contact John F. Nichols Sr. with any questions or to set up an appointment. Call us and you will always be able to talk to a person. Confide in us and we will take you under our wing while vigorously protecting your interests. From our law offices in Houston, we represent people throughout Texas, the United States, as well as internationally.