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:
- Abandonment (a year or more)
- 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!
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.
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.
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.
Our team understands that no two cases are the same. Your strategy will be tailored specifically to you and your family's goals.