The Burgfechtel Law Offices, PLLC, located in Plano TX, serves clients throughout the North Texas counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Rockwall, Hunt, Grayson, Fannin and Lamar in family law matters such as Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Child Visitation, Child Support Contempt and Enforcement, Post-Divorce Modification, Relocation and Geographical Restriction Modifications, Divorce for Business Owners, and SAPCR actions (where people have children but never marry).
Filing for Divorce in Texas
When you and your partner are considering a divorce in Texas, there are typically two options for dissolution of a marriage that you could choose, depending upon your situation:
Uncontested Divorce in Texas
The first option for dissolving a marriage in Texas is an “uncontested” divorce; this is where both spouses are likely to agree on all issues concerning the divorce, including but not limited to the division of marital property and debts, child custody, possession & access, child support, and spousal support (“alimony”).
Although both spouses may agree on these important issues, it is still wise to have legal representation from an experienced family law attorney. There are many legal steps that need to be followed and documents that need to be drafted before a divorce can be granted. The Burgfechtel Law Offices can help ensure your rights are protected by drafting proper legal pleadings concerning your divorce.
If you and your spouse are likely to agree on all matters pertaining to dissolving your marriage, Flat Fee Options for obtaining a Texas divorce are available with the Burgfechtel Law Offices so you will know ahead of time exactly what your divorce will cost. Call today for a free phone consultation to see if a Flat Fee Option is available for your situation.
Contested Divorce in Texas
In a contested divorce, the spouses are unable to agree on the terms of their divorce. Common areas of disagreement include, but are not limited to: custody of the children, visitation rights (in Texas called possession and access), child support, the division of assets of the marriage, spousal support (maintenance or alimony), the division of family debts, contributions to current and future educational expenses, continuation of health insurance, income tax structuring, dividing the assets and interest in a family business, etc.
These types of cases will typically involve formal and informal discovery of documents and information, multiple conferences about financial and children’s issues, mediation, and a if still unresolved a trial.
You will have many decisions to make including whether or not to leave the marital residence, how to pay your bills, and what to tell the children, just to name a few. The decisions you make at the beginning can directly and dramatically affect how your divorce resolves at the end.
A divorce is the biggest legal matter most people will ever be involved in. If you are involved in a divorce, it is strongly recommended that you consult a family law attorney to guide you through the process and help ensure that you achieve all your goals. Call the Burgfechtel Law Offices today for a free phone consultation!