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Divorce in Fort Worth

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Couple filing for divorceIf you are faced with the prospect of divorce, you likely have many questions that are keeping you up at night. What will happen to my property? Will I still be able to see my children? How will this affect my business? At the Law Office of Mark M. Childress, PLLC, our divorce attorneys in Fort Worth can help you find the answers to these and other questions.

As you begin the next phase of your life, you can rely on our firm to provide you with top-notch legal services tailored to your unique needs. From uncontested divorces to divorce litigation involving complex assets, we are prepared to go the distance to make sure your rights and interests are protected.

Call (817) 497-8148 or contact us online now to get started on your case with a consultation.

Taking a Personalized Approach to Every Case

No matter what twists and turns your divorce takes, and no matter how unique your needs may be, we are determined to find an effective solution.

At the Law Office of Mark M. Childress, PLLC, we handle all types of divorce in Texas, including uncontested, contested, and military divorce.

We can guide you through any divorce-related issues you encounter, including:

Protecting you, your children, and your assets is our highest priority.

The Texas Divorce Process

If you wish to file for divorce in Texas, you must file an Original Petition for Divorce. This will start the clock ticking on the 60-day waiting period. Once that time has passed, the divorce can be finalized as long as any contested issues - such as child custody, alimony, or property division - have been resolved to the satisfaction of the court.

Uncontested Divorce

When a couple agrees on the issues in their divorce — typically property division, child custody, child support, and alimony — they can pursue an uncontested divorce. The advantages of this approach are lower costs and faster results.

Our goal is to maintain these advantages while making sure you are not stumbling into any pitfalls, such as ignoring an issue that could potentially become problematic in the future. If it turns out that you wish to contest an issue or further negotiate with your spouse, we will be there to help.

In almost all family law matters, agreeable parties achieve more favorable results. That said, it is crucial to realize that uncontested does not necessarily mean uncomplicated or free of challenges.

Contested Divorce

When a couple does not agree on an issue we will make sure you understand all of the potential pitfalls so that you can make informed decisions about how to proceed on issues such as child custody, property division, and spousal support.

When you choose our firm to handle your contested divorce, your goals become our goals. We will start by learning more about your circumstances and the future you envision for yourself and your children after your divorce is finalized.

Litigation in Contested Divorces

Not every contested divorce case ends up in the courtroom. Disagreeing with your spouse about how to resolve the issues in your divorce does not have to lead to litigation. At the Law Office of Mark M. Childress, PLLC, we are adept at resolving divorce cases in many ways, including litigation and mediation. Depending on your situation, it may be in your best interest to go to trial, but we will make sure you understand all of the opportunities and drawbacks your situation presents.

Discuss your case with our divorce attorneys today. Call (817) 497-8148. We represent residents of Wise County, Johnson County, Parker County, & Tarrant County.

Meet Our Team 

Dedicated Family Law Professionals
  • Mark M. Childress
  • Desiree A. Hartwigsen
  • Elizabeth C. Barr
  • Sarah E. Robbins
  • Amie M. Wilson
  • 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

    Associate 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.
  • Sarah E. Robbins Sarah E. Robbins

    Associate Attorney

    Sarah E. Robbins is the newest member of the team at the Law Office 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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  • 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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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. 

  • Transparancy

    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.

  • Rated by Super Lawyers - Rising Stars
  • Fort Worth Texas City Magazine - Top Attorneys
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth - Expertise 2020
  • Top Attorneys 2020 - Rated by 360 West Magazine