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Frequently Asked Questions From Our Clients

At Parra Law Firm, PLLC, we cover a wide range of services in business law, criminal defense, divorce, family law, personal injury, estate planning, probate and real estate law. Here are some of the questions we hear the most:

How long does divorce take in Texas?

Our attorneys have worked with clients who have wanted to end their marriage as soon as possible. We understand just how urgent this matter can be – but every divorce case is unique. At a minimum, there is a 60-day waiting period from the date of filing before a divorce can be granted, but an uncontested divorce is realistically likely to take several months. A complex, litigated divorce can take several years.

Can I divorce a spouse without going to court?

Many of our clients want to get a divorce without the time-consuming, drawn-out battle of making numerous court hearings, which can take an emotional and financial strain on everyone. If your divorce is uncontested, you may be able to get a divorce either with a single appearance in court or no appearance.

Is probate different from having a will?

A will is a decedent’s instructions regarding their estate. Probate is the legal process of validating a will and making certain that assets and debts are treated properly under the law. Probate is a process that can happen whether a will does or does not exist. Without a will, the decedent would die intestate, which can complicate the probate process and make it longer.

Does every estate go through probate?

Probate can cost an estate a great deal, which is why many people want to avoid it. With help from our attorneys, our clients may avoid probate through the careful use of trusts, transfer-on-death deeds, beneficiary designations and more. If avoiding probate is a goal, discuss your options with a lawyer.

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Whether you want to create an estate plan or file for divorce, our lawyers at Parra Law Firm, PLLC can help you. You can give us a call at210-960-8766 or contact us online or email us here for a free consultation today.