Contested Divorce Attorney Serving El Paso, Midland & Odessa
Going through a divorce is a very stressful event in someone’s life. When a divorce turns into a contested divorce, everything gets much more complicated. If you are going through a divorce and can’t come to an agreement on some key items of the divorce or if you have children under the age of 18, then you will automatically go through the contested divorce process in Texas. This is a complex legal process and you don’t need to go through this experience on your own.
If you have made the decision to file for a divorce, it is important that you consult with a family law attorney. When working with our law firm, you will have an experienced legal team who has extensive litigation experience and that will use that experience to put you in the best position possible in your family law matter. We offer scheduled consultations to help you determine what your next steps need to be.
What Is A Contested Divorce?
A contested divorce occurs when you and your spouse are not in agreement on key aspects of your divorce. In the state of Texas, if you and your spouse have a child that is under the age of 18, then you automatically are considered a contested divorce because the Texas courts must make the final decision on custody, visitation and child support.
For spouses that do not have children under the age of 18, not all divorces start off as contested divorces. It is very common for a divorce in Texas to start as uncontested, but later become contested because the two parties end up in a disagreement. There are also scenarios where a contested divorce ends up uncontested because the two parties come to an agreement on the main aspects of the divorce. It is important to hire an attorney that has litigation experience just in case your divorce becomes contested and needs to be litigated.
What Happens In A Contested Divorce?
If you have children under the age of 18 or if you cannot agree on the key aspects of your divorce, then you will end up heading to an alternative dispute resolution. The dispute resolution will end up happening through the Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) program or through mediation. When hiring our firm, we will work with opposing parties in mediation to try and come to an agreement that everyone can agree upon. If we cannot come to an agreement, then we will prepare your case for trial.
Contact Our Contested Divorce Legal Team For A Case Evaluation
At the Law Office of Romero & Warrick, our team is dedicated to helping and representing you. You will have an experienced legal team who has extensive litigation experience and that will use that experience to put you in the best position possible in your family law matter.
Our firm primarily serves the areas of El Paso, Midland, Odessa and other areas around Texas. If you are in need of a family law attorney in Texas, please contact us today to schedule your case evaluation.