Guiding You Through the Divorce Process
A Fort Worth Attorney Who Will Protect Your Rights
For a person who is getting divorced, the process can seem long, drawn out and filled with uncertainty. Most divorces however, move forward along generally predictable lines. Whatever the particulars of your situation, you need an experienced attorney on your side who can move the process forward while protecting your rights.
Nancy Perry has advised and represented clients in a wide range of divorce cases, including uncontested divorces to divorces involving highly contentious disputes over children and property division. Whatever the nature of your case, you can be assured that The Perry Law Firm will provide sound advice and skillful representation designed to accomplish your divorce as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Contact our firm to schedule a consultation about your case.
The Divorce Process in Texas
In Texas, the legal process of getting a divorce generally proceeds as follows:
- One of the spouses files an Original Petition for Divorce.
- The other spouse must be served with notice of the petition, unless that spouse signs a waiver of service.
- A hearing is scheduled for temporary orders for child support, custody, visitation and spousal support.
- In most cases, the attorneys for the spouses then negotiate a settlement that resolves questions of property division, child custody, visitation and spousal support. The spouses may also choose mediation or collaborative law to achieve a divorce agreement.
- If an agreement can be reached, the spouses and their attorneys then appear before a judge who issues a divorce decree and final orders concerning property division, child support, custody, visitation and spousal support.
In the event that the spouses cannot reach an agreement over key issues, the case then may proceed to trial. Evidence will be presented to a judge, who will make decisions based on his or her review of that evidence.
If yours is an uncontested divorce with no significant issues, it may be possible to complete the process in as little as 60 days. Typically however, a divorce takes 6 months to a year, or longer if the case goes to trial.
Personalized Divorce Solutions
Every divorce case is unique. Recognizing this fact, Nancy Perry will work closely with you to understand your personal situation, your family and your goals. She will then develop a personalized plan to accomplish your divorce and resolve related matters in the best manner possible.
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For a consultation with a lawyer about getting a divorce, contact The Perry Law Firm.