Evans Law Group Serves Bastrop County Families at Our Bastrop Office
3/14/20 update: non-emergency cases postponed for 30 days. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the local courts (Bastrop; Hays County; Travis County; and Williamson County) on Friday March 13th, 2020 at approximately 4:30 pm issued notices that for the next 30 days these courts will be operating on a limited schedule, and in most cases, only scheduling and hearing cases that are emergencies. Read more here.
423rd District Court Amended Emergency Order
Seventh Emergency Order Regarding The Covid-19 State of Disaster Bastrop County Local COVID-19 Emergency Orders
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact To Child Custody Visitation
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Options for Resolving Cases with Private Judging and Mediation
Evans Law Group works with families in Bastrop County, including clients from Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Smithville, Paige, and Elgin. Working with Austin’s premier family-law firm is convenient. Whether you have a divorce case or choose divorce mediation, we can help. Check out our quick guide on divorce costs, and read on to find out more about how we can help you at our Bastrop office.
- Uncontested and Agreed Divorce
- Contested Divorce
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Divorce and Custody Litigation
- Mediation and Collaborative Law
- Grandparents rights and defense
We are familiar with the judges and with many of the family law attorneys in Bastrop County. In some cases that may mean we have a good relationship with the people involved , and in other cases we simply know the “other side.” Either may benefit your case in ways subtle or significant.
Filing for a divorce in Bastrop County: quick but important facts
Your divorce case begins in earnest when we send the petition to the District Clerk. It will be at least 60 days before the case will finalize, if not longer.
One reason it may take longer is the Bastrop County courts are somewhat overloaded. In 2017, Judge Christopher D. Duggan and the President of the Bastrop County Bar association petitioned for the addition of a fourth judge to meet the demand.
Divorce cases are divided up equally between these three courts, and the clerk is responsible for assigning cases. You won’t know which judge you will get until the case has been placed on the docket.
You’ll get to meet the judge at least once, because even in a true uncontested divorce the law requires at least one of the divorcing spouses to show up and to affirm the baseline facts of the divorce case.
Once your case begins, Bastrop County automatically creates a temporary protection order, which immediately applies to both spouses. That order prevents both you and your spouse from taking certain actions. Although it is meant to prevent certain kinds of abusive behavior, you may need something stronger in place if you are in danger. For instance, the order will not remove your spouse from your home.
You can read the entire text of the Bastrop County standing order here. It is important to understand what you may or may not do during the early stages of your divorce. The temporary protection order from the County will be in place until your divorce suit is resolved.
Contact our experienced Bastrop County divorce attorneys today
Call Evans Law Group today at (512) 600-2325 to discuss your case.