Legal Separation

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Grounds for Legal Separation

Do I qualify for legal separation?

Texas state law does not provide for legal separation. When a couple that intends to divorce separates, special temporary orders can be issued by the court regarding property division and support. Any marital property will remain as such until the divorce is finalized and the assets are distributed.

My name is Attorney Juliann Karenko from The Karenko Law Firm, P.A. I have been a family lawyer for 30 years, and can answer any questions you have regarding divorce. If you are separated, I can help you pursue any temporary court orders that may be needed before your case is concluded.

Contact me, Attorney Karenko, to discuss your situation in more detail. My firm can help develop a plan to simplify and expedite the divorce process.

Steps Towards Divorce

There are many steps that will need to be taken when you are intending to divorce, such as:

  • Preparing agreements
  • Filing a divorce petition
  • Mailing a Waiver of Citation to your spouse
  • Giving your spouse legal notice regarding the divorce (contested divorce)
  • Obtaining any necessary temporary orders
  • Attending a divorce hearing

Creating a divorce plan will enable you to more easily achieve your divorce goals. If you are intending to file for divorce, I can help you work out agreements regarding asset distribution, alimony/spousal support, child support and child custody. In contested divorce cases, my firm will provide the strong representation that you will need to protect your rights.

I have served as a Guardian Ad Litem, a legal guardian appointed by the court to represent a child's best interests during litigation. I will ensure you have a thorough understanding of the legal aspects of your case, and provide qualified counsel to help resolve any divorce-related issues.

Contact the legal team at my Galveston County office today if you are seeking a divorce for information on the divorce process and temporary court orders.

Tried & True Legal Counsel You Can Trust

  • Unparalleled Experience

    I have been serving clients for over 30 years and have extensive experience in the litigation of family law, divorce and custody matters.

  • Consultations Available

    A 1-hour phone or video consultation is available upon request. All consultations are $100 and that fee will be credited towards client retainers upon hiring me. 

  • From Start to Finish

    Every client that retains me gets me. I handle every case from start to finish and never hand my clients over to an assistant.

  • Treats Clients Like Family

    At Karenko Law Firm, I  treat every client as an extension of my family. I understand that they are going through a rough time and it is important for me to provide a calm, safe and welcoming environment.

  • Licensed in 3 States

    I currently hold active licenses in the following 3 states, Florida, Michigan, and Texas.

You Will Be 
Well-Represented 
At My Firm.

  • “Mrs. Karenko is more than an attorney, she is a mentor, mediator, and sometimes a mom to her clients. She really works her best to find the best solutions to some of the most complex and sensitive family issues.”

    - Kingsey
  • “Ms. Karenko is an outstanding lawyer. I had a very difficult and complex divorce and she was wonderful. She is caring and has an excellent reputation with other lawyers and Judges.”

    - Previous Client
  • “The Karenko law firm really helped me through a rough time in my life; they are extremely professional and helped to keep me clam/relaxed through the entire process. They are honest and will fight to make sure you get out of the situation as quick as possi”

    - Wyatt
  • “Her advice and encouragement have gotten me through this-the WORST CHAPTER in my life. Juliann is a family law genius and I am so lucky to have had her on my side! She cares deeply about her clients and works hard for a positive outcome.”

    - Sarah
  • “MY FIGHT IS FINALLY OVER!!! She was amazing! I highly recommend her! She spoke to me like a friend, explaining every question I had in detail. I always felt confident every time I walked into the court room with her & never had a doubt that we would no”

    - Traci

    Treating Clients 
    Like Family

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    (409) 515-7063 to schedule a  consultation. 

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