Southlake Divorce Attorneys

Southlake Divorce Lawyers Serving Tarrant County

At Justice Law Firm, we recognize that our clients are going through a tough time in their lives and we understand that it is our job to help them through it. Our divorce attorneys in Southlake advise our clients of their rights and protect their legal interests while remaining respectful of the family relationships.

It's crucial that you seek counsel from a skilled Southlake divorce attorney when your family is at stake.

If you are seeking a divorce in Tarrant County, Southlake, Grapevine, or the surrounding areas, contact the Southlake divorce attorneys at Justice Law Firm online or call (817) 477-6756.

How Much Does It Cost to Get a Divorce if Both Parties Agree in Texas?

The cost of divorce will be different in each case depending on the length of the divorce, various fees, and the legal services involved. However, if both parties agree on the matters pertaining to the divorce, then it will cost less than a contested divorce. The initial fee to file for divorce in Texas is $250-300.

Who Pays for a Divorce in Texas?

By default, each party is responsible to pay their own fees for the divorce. The filing spouse is not expected to pay the fees for the spouse answering the divorce papers. However, in cases where there is a substantial disparity in each spouse’s income, the court might order one spouse to help with the other spouse’s fees.

Furthermore, the debt incurred from the legal fees in a divorce will be considered community debt when the court is dividing the debts and assets. Therefore, the court will take these fees into account when deciding how to fairly divide the debts and assets.

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Issues at Stake in Divorce for Tarrant County

Divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage and dissolving a marriage is like dissolving a business. Failing to deal with all of the issues properly may have devastating, expensive, or irreparable consequences in the future. Divorce is emotionally painful and, at the same time, the legal process can be complicated and frightening.

Our Tarrant County divorce attorneys can help you handle issues including and not limited to:

  • Division of assets
  • Division of debt
  • Spousal maintenance or alimony
  • Federal income tax liability

Further, if there are children under the age of 18 years, issues to be addressed may also include:

  • Child support
  • Custody (rights and duties of each parent)
  • Periods of visitation
  • Geographical restriction of the child’s residence
  • Payment of health insurance and healthcare expenses
  • Passport and travel provisions
  • Custody or control of children’s property

Assets to be divided in divorce include but are not limited to:

  • Real estate
  • Mineral interests
  • Retirement accounts
  • Investment accounts
  • Club memberships
  • Checking and savings accounts
  • Furniture, equipment, and appliances
  • Life insurance policies with cash values
  • Airline and travel awards
  • Business entities

Both parties should get a recent credit report to make sure that all debt is addressed in the final decree.

Debts include:

  • Credit card debt
  • Medical bills
  • Student loans
  • Mortgages
  • Leases
  • Car notes
  • Tax debt

Uncontested Divorces

In an “uncontested” divorce, the parties agree to all of the terms. Usually, only one party is represented by an attorney. The Respondent does not need to be served by a process server because he or she will sign a waiver. This method is much less expensive, less stressful, and quicker than other types of divorce, but often is not possible due to the opposing views of the parties or the complicated nature of the case.

Collaborative Divorces

In a collaborative divorce, the parties resolve their differences outside the courtroom in a private and less adversarial setting with the help of specially-trained professionals. This process acknowledges the emotional needs and goals of each spouse.

Instead of having to follow a timetable dictated by the court, the parties have the opportunity to schedule meeting times. Further, the divorcing parties will reach an agreement that is tailored to meet their own needs instead of being forced to accept a one-size-fits-all solution that may be unsatisfactory to everyone involved.

Collaborative Law is based upon more than 30 years of research, and the model is closely followed by the professionals involved. This is not the same thing as an “uncontested” divorce or kitchen-table settlement. The collaborative attorneys and other professionals adhere to strict protocols, as well as the statutory rules of the Texas Family Code. Our divorce attorney in Southlake, TX at the Justice Law Firm, PC can offer counsel for your collaborative divorce, if this is the route you wish to take.

Legal Grounds for Divorce in Tarrant County

In the state of Texas, divorce can be based as ”fault” or ”no fault.” In a no-fault divorce, the parties are simply stating that the marriage is not salvageable due to ”irreconcilable differences.” A “fault-based” divorce requires a party to provide the court with a valid reason for the divorce.

In Texas, legal grounds for a fault-based divorce includes:

  • Adultery
  • Abandonment
  • Incurable insanity
  • Imprisonment for a felony conviction
  • Cruel and inhuman treatment

Contact a Southlake Divorce Lawyer Today

No matter how difficult your situation, our divorce lawyers at the Justice Law Firm can help. We offer family law services in Southlake, Tarrant County, Grapevine, and surrounding areas. Contact us today to set up your initial consultation.

To discuss your rights in your divorce, contact our Southlake divorce attorney online or call us at (817) 477-6756 to schedule an initial consultation.

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