Jack County Fighting For Your Rights

Divorce Attorneys in Jack County

Walking You Through the Process of Dissolving Your Marriage

Not every marriage is meant to last forever. If you and your spouse can no longer make it work and you are moving forward with a divorce, you should not hesitate to hire an experienced attorney to represent you and guide you through every step of your case. At the Law Office of Mark M. Childress in Jack County, our divorce team is prepared to advise you of your rights and legal options, so you can obtain the best possible results for your case.

Reach out to our law office today at (817) 497-8148 to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss the details of your divorce.

The Process of Filing for Divorce

When filing for divorce in the state of Texas, you must first satisfy its residency requirements. You or your spouse must have lived in the state for at least 6 months and in the county where you are filing for at least 90 days. The responding spouse must file an answer within 21 days. There is also a 60-day waiting day period to finalize a divorce, which can be waived under certain circumstances. For example, if your spouse was convicted of a domestic violence crime against you, it may be waived.

In Texas, you can file for a no-fault or fault-based divorce.

The state offers the following statutory grounds:

  • Adultery
  • Abandonment (a year or more)
  • Cruelty
  • Felony conviction
  • Living apart (three years or more)
  • Mental hospital confinement

Contested and Uncontested Divorce

There are two main types of divorce – contested and uncontested. In Texas, if both spouses agree on the issues in their divorce, they can move forward with an uncontested divorce.

Additionally, in Texas, the following requirements must also be met for an uncontested divorce:

  • You do not have minor children
  • You do not own property together
  • Neither spouse is seeking alimony
  • Neither spouse is filing for bankruptcy

If you disagree on any of the issues in your divorce, you will have a contested divorce. If your case goes through litigation, you can rely on our team to effectively represent you in court and advocate on your behalf.

Speak to One of Our Skilled Divorce Attorneys About Your Case Today!

If you are planning to end your marriage, you will need an experienced divorce attorney on your side. At the Law Office of Mark M. Childress in Jack County, our family law team is prepared to guide you through this process. We understand the emotionally charged nature of these cases and will provide the support you need to get through it.

Reach out to our law office today at (817) 497-8148 to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys to get started!

Meet Our Team 

Dedicated Legal Professionals
  • Mark M. Childress
  • Desiree A. Hartwigsen
  • Sarah E. Robbins
  • Melissa S. Mozingo
  • Kristie M. Falbo
  • Rick J. Mitchell
  • Brenda L. Colon
  • Jordan P. Alvarez
  • Megan M. Weiershausen
  • Amie M. Wilson
  • Melisssa Hernandez
  • Tiffany Y. Washington
  • Mark M. Childress Mark M. Childress

    Founding Attorney

    Award-Winning Fort Worth Divorce Attorney Attorney Mark M. Childress For over two decades, our founding attorney has taken ...
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  • Desiree A. Hartwigsen Desiree A. Hartwigsen

    Managing Attorney

    Desiree A. Hartwigsen grew up in Stephenville, Texas where she graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. During her time at Tarleton, Desiree studied abroad in London, England at Queen Mary’s University where she studied Comparative Criminal Justice.
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  • Sarah E. Robbins Sarah E. Robbins

    Senior Lead Litigator, Attorney

    Sarah E. Robbins is the newest member of the team at the Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC. She was born and raised in Colorado where she graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a minor in communications. After a visit to her uncle’s law office at the age of six, Sarah decided to follow in her uncle’s footsteps and become a lawyer.
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  • Melissa S. Mozingo Melissa S. Mozingo

    Senior Lead Litigator, Attorney

    Fort Worth Family Law & Divorce Lawyer Attorney Melissa S. Mozingo After working as a legal assistant for a year, Melissa S. ...
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  • Kristie M. Falbo Kristie M. Falbo

    Senior Lead Litigator, Attorney

    Fort Worth Family Law & Divorce Lawyer Attorney Kristie M. Falbo Kristie M. Falbo is a Houston native who worked as a ...
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  • Rick J. Mitchell Rick J. Mitchell

    Senior Lead Litigator, Attorney

    Accomplished Personal Injury Attorney in Fort Worth Attorney Rick J. Mitchell Rick J. Mitchell earned his J.D. from the ...
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  • Brenda L. Colon Brenda L. Colon

    Senior Lead Litigator, Attorney

    Family Law & Divorce Attorney in Fort Worth Attorney Brenda L. Colon Brenda L. Colon is originally from San Juan, Puerto ...
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  • Jordan P. Alvarez Jordan P. Alvarez

    Associate Attorney

    Experienced Family Law Attorney in Fort Worth Attorney Jordan P. Alvarez Jordan P. Alvarez was born in Fort Worth, Texas. She ...
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  • Megan M. Weiershausen Megan M. Weiershausen

    Lead Litigator, Attorney

    Family Lawyer in Fort Worth, TX Attorney Megan M. Weiershausen Megan M. Weiershausen grew up in Aledo, Texas. After ...
  • Amie M. Wilson Amie M. Wilson

    Senior Paralegal

    Amie began working in family law as a receptionist in a small private practice where she was tasked with answering the telephone, corresponding with clients and court staff and handling a multitude of other administrative duties. Amie’s ability to multitask and her attention to detail lead her to be tasked with handling an overflow of paralegal work.
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  • Melisssa Hernandez Melisssa Hernandez

    Paralegal

    Experienced Family Law Paralegal in Fort Worth Melissa Hernandez Our firm is proud to have Melissa Hernandez on our team of ...
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  • Tiffany Y. Washington Tiffany Y. Washington

    Office Administrator

    Tiffany Y. Washington Office Administrator at the Law Offices of Mark M. Childress Our firm is thankful to have Tiffany Y. ...
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Why Choose Us for Your Family Matters?

  • Direct Access To Your Attorney

    Our Attorneys personally handle each case themselves. You will have direct access to your attorney to be able to get the answers that you need. 

  • Transparency

    Honesty and transparency are critical in building trust with your attorney. You will always know what is going on with your case every step of the way.

  • Team Oriented

    At our firm you're not just a case number, our staff will always know the status of your case and help to make your situation more manageable.

  • Personalized Approach

    Our team understands that no two cases are the same. Your strategy will be tailored specifically to you and your family's goals.

  • Top 10 Family Law Award 2022 - Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • Top Attorney Award winner at Attorney.com
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Award
  • Top 3 Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth - Three Best Rated
  • Top Attorneys
  • 360 West Top Attorneys
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth - Expertise 2020
  • Fort Worth Texas City Magazine - Top Attorneys
  • Rated by Super Lawyers - Rising Stars
  • Top 10 Business - Thervo
  • Client Champion 2020- Martindale Hubbell
  • Top Attorneys 2020 Rated by Fort Worth Magazine
  • Top Attorneys 2020 - Rated by 360 West Magazine
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth- Expertise 2021