Filing for Divorce in Fort Worth
Seek Guidance from Our Trusted Family Lawyers
If 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, 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.
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, 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:
- Child custody
- Property division
- Child support
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.
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 after Texas' mandatory 60-day waiting period. 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.
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. 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.
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, 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.
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.