Divorce Law Experienced, Knowledgeable Divorce Attorneys in Dallas-Fort Worth
When facing divorce, nothing can help you breathe easier quite like the help of an experienced divorce attorney — though Dallas-Fort Worth is filled with divorce attorneys, HBWV law brings a unique mix of experience and compassion to what will probably be one of the most stressful events of your life.
Divorce is tough — we help you through it.
A Tailored Approach Specific to Your Needs
While everyone hopes to be together forever whenever you say, “I do,” the fact of the matter is that sometimes things simply do not work out.
Feelings change, circumstances change, people evolve and, in the process, they grow apart.
Whenever these things occur, divorce may be the best decision for all parties involved.
Divorce proceedings can be tricky. Depending on a couples’ relationships, personalities, interaction, and a number of other factors, the nature of divorce can range from simple and clean-cut to intricate and downright harsh.
Matters become even more challenging when children enter into the equation.
No matter what the nature of divorce may be, you, your spouse, and your children need experienced divorce attorneys to guide you all through the process while keeping your relationships (and your sanity) intact.
About Divorce Law in Texas
State law governs divorce in the United States. To file for a divorce in Texas, spouses must declare on what grounds the divorce is being sought — either fault or no fault.
Fault-based grounds for divorce can include the following:
- Conviction of felony
- Living apart
- Confinement in a mental hospital
On the other hand, no-fault-based grounds include the following:
- Irremediable breakdown
- Irreconcilable differences
“To file for a divorce in Texas, spouses must declare on what grounds the divorce is being sought.”
Additionally, Texas divorce law enacts residency requirements and a waiting period when filing for divorce.
To meet the residency requirements, one spouse must have been a resident of Texas for at least 6 months and a resident of the county in which the divorce is to be filed for at least 3 months.
Further, courts cannot finalize divorces for at least 60 days after the initial filing.
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Uncontested Divorce vs. Contested Divorce
There are many elements to take into account when filing for divorce.
- How will property be distributed?
- What are the terms for spousal support?
- If children are involved, what will the custody arrangements look like?
Whenever couples can agree and settle on these and other terms, the divorce is considered uncontested. On the other hand, a divorce is deemed contested when couples can't agree on these terms and enter into a dispute over them.
In these cases, both parties may have to seek counsel from experience divorce attorneys — in Dallas-Fort Worth, there are many attorneys who specialize in both forms of divorce and who can be particularly aggressive.
It is in your best interest to hire knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate attorneys who will protect your rights while striving to preserve peaceful relations during and after the divorce.
- Uncontested Divorce — Texas courts favor settlements in divorce cases. Whenever possible, our divorce attorneys help clients dissolve their marriages without litigation, which keeps them out of the courtroom until the final hearing date.
- Contested Divorce — In cases of contested divorce, Texas courts commonly require mediation from a divorce lawyer before they will hear these cases. If a couple cannot settle their disputes via mediation or collaborative law, a divorce case will go to trial. In these situations, an experienced divorce lawyer is invaluable.
It is important to note that even if a divorce case goes to trial, couples can settle during any point in litigation prior to the judge’s or jury’s final verdict.
Our Divorce Attorneys Are Trained in Collaborative Law
Collaborative law is the preferred approach to divorce — it involves spouses working alongside divorce lawyers in a cooperative manner to resolve their differences.
Under this approach to divorce law, spouses agree to no litigation from the beginning and work to make arrangements that benefit their family as a whole.
To aid in consultation, our divorce attorneys collaborate with professionals, such as financial advisors and mental health specialists, to keep the process as amicable and stress free as possible.
Generally, collaborative law is less expensive and drawn out than litigation and keeps decision making away from judges and juries.
Couples that ask our divorce attorneys for this option from the beginning usually find that their divorces are easier on the parties involved and enable them to maintain civilized relationships after everything is said and done.
Talk to an Experienced Divorce Attorney Today
If you are considering getting a divorce, contact our experienced divorce lawyers for counsel or representation.
Call us at (940) 387-3518, or click below to set up a consultation.