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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
  • Elizabeth C. Barr
  • Sarah E. Robbins
  • Konnor Lee
  • Laura Richardson
  • Melissa Mozingo
  • Amie M. Wilson
  • Sara Brandt
  • Mark M. Childress Mark M. Childress

    Founding Attorney

    Areas of Practice Divorce Complex Divorce Family Law Custody & Visitation Property Division Adoption Military Divorce ...
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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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  • Elizabeth C. Barr Elizabeth C. Barr

    Associate Attorney

    Elizabeth C. Barr is a Dallas/Fort Worth native. She attended college at the University of North Texas where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Elizabeth’s eagerness to learn lead her to law school at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law where she obtained her Juris Doctorate Degree. While in law school Elizabeth knew she wanted to practice family law.
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  • Sarah E. Robbins Sarah E. Robbins

    Associate 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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  • Konnor Lee Konnor Lee

    Associate Attorney

    Konnor Lee was raised in Arlington, TX and attended the University of Arkansas , where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts ...
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  • Laura Richardson Laura Richardson

    Associate Attorney

    Raised in Westchester County, New York, by two corporate attorneys, attending law school after graduating from Dartmouth was ...
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  • Melissa Mozingo Melissa Mozingo

    Associate Attorney

    After working as a legal assistant for a year, Melissa knew she wanted to pursue a career in law. Melissa graduated from the ...
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  • Amie M. Wilson Amie M. Wilson

    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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  • Sara Brandt Sara Brandt

    Paralegal

    A paralegal here at the Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, Sara enjoys helping our team handle highly contested cases, working ...
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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.

  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth- Expertise 2021
  • Top Attorneys 2020 - Rated by 360 West Magazine
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth - Expertise 2020
  • Fort Worth Texas City Magazine - Top Attorneys
  • Rated by Super Lawyers - Rising Stars
  • Top 100 Attorney 2021 - Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • Top 10 Business - Thervo
  • Client Champion 2020- Martindale Hubbell
  • Top Attorneys 2020 Rated by Fort Worth Magazine