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Divorce Attorneys in Somervell County

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Ending a marriage can be an emotional experience and, moreover, the process itself can be complicated, which is why it is essential to hire an experienced attorney. At the Law Office of Mark M. Childress in Somervell County, our knowledgeable legal team is dedicated to guiding clients through this process and will work tirelessly on your behalf to protect your interests and obtain the best possible outcome on your behalf. With us, you will receive personalized legal attention and tailored solutions that address your unique concerns.

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

Getting Divorced in Texas

Before filing for divorce in Texas, you or your spouse must first meet the residency requirements and live in the state for at least 6 months. Additionally, you or your spouse must also have lived in the county where you are filing for at least 90 days.

In Texas, there is also a 60-day waiting period before a divorce can be finalized unless:

  • There is an existing, active protective order that was filed by the Petitioner against the Respondent
  • The Respondent was convicted of domestic violence against the Petitioner or someone within the household of the Petitioner

Different Types of Divorce

Generally, there are two types of divorce – contested and uncontested. If you and your spouse agree on all key issues of your divorce, such as child custody, property division, and alimony, you will have an uncontested divorce. It is a type of divorce that typically takes the least amount of time and incurs fewer legal costs. Additionally, to have an uncontested divorce, minor children must not be involved, neither spouse can be filing for bankruptcy, and property cannot be owned together.

If you disagree on one or more of these issues, however, you will have a contested divorce. Depending on how contentious your relationship is, resolving these issues can be more time-consuming potentially incur greater costs.

Grounds for Divorce in Texas

Texas offers fault-based and no-fault divorce.

If you choose to pursue a fault-based divorce, these are the grounds available in Texas:

  • Adultery
  • Felony conviction
  • Cruelty
  • Abandonment (for at least one year)
  • Living apart (for at least 3 years)
  • Mental hospital confinement

Schedule a Consultation with an Experienced Divorce Attorney to Get Started!

If you are filing for divorce, do not hesitate to contact the legal team at the Law Office of Mark M. Childress in Somervell County. Our attorneys will walk you through each step of the process and answer any questions that may arise as you move forward.

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

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


    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


    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.

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  • 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
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