Family Law

In fulfilling its commitment to protecting your assets and property, and providing cost effective legal representation, Edwards Law, PLLC provides its clients with family law services such as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, divorce, child custody and modification, as well as adoption. We encourage our clients to consider the benefits of resolving the division of child custody, support, assets, and property prior to filing with the courts. Mrs. Edwards will make certain that your family law issue is resolved quickly, accurately, and cost-effectively.

Eligibility for a “Simple Divorce”

  • A simple, or uncontested, divorce is always encouraged as a cost effective way to achieve the goal of separation. However, not every divorce can qualify. 
    • If you meet the following criteria, Edwards Law, PLLC may be able to help you with your “simple divorce”:

      • Both parties live in Texas, and have lived in Texas the previous 6 months; and

      • Both parties agree on the division of all real property and marital assets, including cash, vehicles, homes, and savings accounts; and

      • No children of the marriage, or if you have children; 

      • Both parties live within 100 miles of each other; and

      • Both parties have agreed on the standard possession custody agreement; or

      • Both parties have agreed to a customized possession schedule.

Common Law Marriage and Divorce

In Texas, common law marriage is called “Informal Marriage,” and has the same legal effect as a ceremonial marriage, or “Formal Marriage”.  The following are the requirements of common law marriage:

  • Both parties must be over 18 years of age;

  • Not otherwise married;

  • Agree to be married;

  • Hold themselves out to others as married; and

  • Live together in Texas, or have lived together within the past two years


Consequently, a divorce may be necessary to end the common law marriage, and divide commonly owned property.

Costs Associated with Divorce

One of the benefits of an uncontested divorce is that it typically costs much less than going to trial. Leading up to trial you can expect to spend money on attorneys fees and costs of litigation for requesting and responding to discovery, depositions, and mediation. Often, an uncontested divorce can lead to a savings of tens of thousands of dollars. Apart from the attorney’s fee, a divorce typically requires the following fees:

  • Filing Fee

  • Citation Fee

  • Service Fee

Because court costs and filing fees vary from county to county, we give each potential client a quote in person. Please contact Edwards Law for a consultation.

Same Sex Marriage and Divorce

The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2015 ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges requires Texas to recognize same sex marriage. This represents an important victory for same-sex couples in Texas and across the United States. At Edwards Law, PLLC we are pleased to be able to assist LGBTQ couples with their marriage, uncontested divorce, and other estate related legal needs. Mrs. Edwards understands the importance of preparing and protecting your family’s future, and Edwards Law, PLLC is committed to treating each and every client with dignity and respect, regardless of sexual orientation. We invite you to contact Edwards Law and sit down for a consultation.