When most people think of divorce, they may imagine spouses and attorneys arguing to a judge or jury in a courtroom. This is the traditional system of justice, but litigation is not for everyone. Texas permits divorce resolution in less formal, rigid environments, as we see in mediation and collaborative law.
In fact, most divorces are settled out of court. If you’re considering a divorce, you’ll need an attorney experienced in negotiation, as well as the discovery process. Discovery is key to improving position in a divorce settlement. The divorce attorneys at Hardy Law Group have the experience to help you reach a resolution efficiently, and with the best possible outcome.
Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce
Sometimes in divorce cases, the divorce/terms of the divorce are uncontested. In these cases, collaboration or mediation is a viable alternative to litigation, or any court cases are finished quickly and smoothly. However, sometimes one party doesn’t desire the divorce, or there is a lot of contention over the division of property, money, and custody.
Common Areas of Contention in Divorce Cases:
Divorce in Texas (Texas Family Code Ch 6)
Common Divorce Complications
In addition to assisting with necessary divorce formalities, we help clients navigate other complications that come along with their divorce.
If one party experienced domestic violence at the hands of the other, protective orders may be necessary. This can make meeting to discuss the terms of a divorce more complicated.
High Net Worth Divorce
When one or both parties have a lot of assets, issues such as property division, alimony, and child support can take longer to resolve. Other issues that often come up in these cases include prenuptial agreements and the existence of hidden assets.
In some cases, there is a considerable amount of time between the filing and finalizing of a divorce. Under these circumstances, it may be appropriate to seek orders allowing for stability during the divorce process. These orders address topics such as temporary spousal support, child visitation, child support and health insurance, or housing and bill payment. Temporary orders can be a critical factor in maintaining the status quo and keeping your life in motion.
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Divorce Representation Tailored to Fit Your Case
If you are considering filing for divorce, you need an attorney who can provide advice and representation tailored to your unique situation. Our Dallas/Fort Worth divorce attorneys assess your case and determine the best course of action for you–whether that means contesting your issues in court or settling out of court through collaboration or mediation
We understand the divorce process can be daunting. You can rest assured that our Fort Worth divorce lawyers are committed helping you every step of the way. Contact Hardy Law Group, PLLC to learn more about how we can help.