Divorce Attorney

If you’re looking for a compassionate divorce lawyer in North Texas, look no further! Our law firm understands this difficult time and is here to help you through the process. With years of experience successfully helping clients throughout the divorce process, our team will work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure that you get the best possible outcome

A Divorce Law Firm Serving North Texas

At our law firm, we understand that the divorce process can be overwhelming and emotionally draining. Our attorneys have years of experience helping people with their legal issues during this challenging time in their lives and are dedicated to helping you reach a positive outcome. We take the time to understand your particular situation and needs, so we can offer customized advice tailored specifically for you.

Caperton Walling Law Firm performs legal services for clients in and around Argyle, Bartonville, Bedford, Carrollton, Colleyville, Coppell, Copper Canyon, Dallas, Denton, Double Oak, Euless, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Hickory Creek, Highland Village, Hurst, Irving, Justin, Keller, Lake Dallas, Lantana, Lewisville, Little Elm, Marshall Creek, Minters Chapel, North Richland Hills, Roanoke, Southlake Trophy Club, The Colony, and Westlake.

Skillful Representation from a Divorce Lawyer

When you come to our law firm, you’ll be met with a highly skilled divorce lawyer. Our attorneys are well-versed in Texas family law and have the knowledge and experience to help you through your divorce proceedings. We can guide you through negotiations, mediations, court hearings, and more – helping you reach a successful resolution for your divorce.

The Process of Filing for Divorce in Texas

Our divorce attorneys are here to help you each step of the way, from filing your petition through mediation and negotiations, as well as appearing in court. We’ll ensure your rights and interests are represented, so you can get the best possible outcome for your situation.

Establishing A Basis for Divorce

In Texas, there are seven grounds for divorce. These include adultery, cruelty, abandonment, living apart, felony conviction of either spouse, or incurable insanity. You can also choose to file for a no-fault divorce.

Agreed or Uncontested Divorce

If both parties agree on the terms of the divorce, this is an uncontested or agreed divorce. This type of divorce can be obtained quickly and with minimal expense.

Contested Divorce

If the parties are unable to agree on all terms, then a contested divorce is likely. In these cases, it’s important to have an experienced attorney to represent you and ensure your rights are protected throughout the process.

No-Fault Divorce

In a no-fault divorce, either party can file the divorce petition and make a claim of incompatibility. This type of divorce is often used when both parties have agreed to the terms and just need an official document that legally ends their marriage.

Fault-Based Divorce

Fault-based divorce is based on one spouse’s misconduct. These divorces can be more complicated and may require a trial to determine the facts of the case.

Same Sex Divorce

At our law firm, we understand that same-sex divorces have unique complications. We are well-versed in the nuances of same-sex divorce and can provide skillful legal representation throughout the process.

Annulment

We also provide legal services for annulment cases. Our experienced attorneys can explain the process and help you seek a positive outcome.

Divorce and Children

We understand that a divorce impacts all members of the family, including children. Our attorneys are sensitive to the needs of our clients’ children and will work hard to protect their rights throughout the process.

Child Custody and Visitation

We can help you determine the best arrangement for your children, as well as providing legal representation throughout any court proceedings. Whether you’re seeking sole custody or joint custody, we can help divorcing couples reach agreements that work for each parent and are in the best interest of the children.

Child Support

We can also help you obtain a fair and reasonable amount of child support that meets the needs of your children.

Orders Modifications

If your circumstances change, we can help you modify any legal orders to better reflect your current situation.

Temporary Orders based on their ability to agree on certain issues

In instances where you and your former spouse are not able to reach an agreement, we can help you get a temporary order that limits your spouse’s ability to do things that could impact your divorce.

Residency Requirements and Grounds for Divorce in TX

It is important to understand the residency requirements and grounds for divorce in Texas before filing. Our attorneys can provide guidance on these matters and help ensure everything is properly filed.

Property Division

In Texas, all property acquired during the marriage is subject to division. We can help you negotiate a fair and equitable division of your marital assets so that you get what’s rightfully yours.

High-Net Worth Divorce Issues

If you have high-net worth assets, our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the complexities of a high-net worth divorce. We also understand the importance of a solid premarital agreement. Our attorneys are skilled at creating prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements that will protect you in the event of a divorce.

Spousal Support or Maintenance

We can help you determine the amount and duration of spousal support or maintenance that’s fair for both parties.

Enforcement of Orders

If your former spouse is not following court orders, our attorneys can help you enforce the orders and get your rights protected.

Protective Orders Against Domestic Violence

If you or your children are victims of domestic violence, we can help you seek a protective order and take legal action against the abuser. Ensuring your order of protection is done correctly is a priority.

Grey Divorce

Our attorneys understand the unique issues associated with “grey divorce” and can provide experienced legal representation throughout the process.

Contact Our Office to Speak with a Divorce Attorney

No matter what type of divorce you are facing, our law firm has years of experience helping people through this difficult time. We will work hard to get you the best possible outcome while understanding your need for privacy and compassion. Contact our office to speak with one of our knowledgeable divorce attorneys today.

We look forward to working with you.

Thank you for considering us as your legal representation in your divorce matter. We understand that this is a stressful and difficult time, and we are here to help. Our experienced divorce lawyers have years of experience helping clients throughout North Texas and can provide the legal guidance you need. We will work hard to get you the best possible outcome while understanding your need for privacy and compassion. Contact our office today to speak with one of our knowledgeable divorce attorneys. Thank you for choosing us as your legal representation in your divorce matter.

Call Caperton Walling Law Firm today at (972) 839-1040 to speak with our professional and experienced divorce attorneys today.

FAQ: Commonly Asked Divorce Questions:

Do I need an Attorney?

While you aren’t required to hire a divorce lawyer in the state of Texas, going through a divorce without an experienced attorney can be a mistake. A divorce settlement is very difficult to modify after the fact so it’s important that you ensure your divorce is done properly and with care the first time. Often this means hiring an attorney to provide legal counsel, assist you with the paperwork, and help mediate any issues you and your former spouse may have. Hiring a divorce attorney is in your best interest and the best interest of any minor children you may have.

Can I get alimony? Can I get spousal support?

In some divorces, one spouse may be eligible for alimony, also known as spousal support. However, requesting spousal maintenance can make a divorce more complicated. This is why it’s always best to speak with divorce lawyers prior to filing for divorce if possible or shortly after receiving divorce papers. They’ll be able to assess your case to determine if there’s a chance you may be able to be awarded spousal support.

How fast can I get divorced?

In most cases, the fastest a married couple can get divorced in the state of Texas is 60 days. However, in situations of domestic abuse or when one spouse has been convicted of a crime, it may be possible to get divorced more quickly. Speak with an attorney about your options.

Where do I file for divorce?

According to Texas divorce laws, you can file for divorce in the district court county where one or both parties have resided for a minimum of 90 days as long as you or your spouse have lived in Texas for at least six months prior.

What can a divorce attorney do for me that I can’t do on my own?

Divorce attorneys provide guidance during the divorce process. They have a thorough understanding of Texas divorce law and best understand how to protect your rights and the rights of your child. In addition, they have the necessary resources available to search for any hidden assets your spouse may be hiding. They are skilled negotiators when it comes to mediation regarding several hot button divorce issues such as:

1.       Child custody
2.       Child support
3.       Spousal support
4.       Division of property
5.       Financial disputes
6.       Mediation, and more

When a spouse seeks to end a marriage in divorce, you have a limited time to respond to divorce papers. A family law attorney will help ensure you meet all paperwork deadlines while representing you in mediation and a court of law if necessary. Their experience with divorce cases and judges helps them provide guidance to you through this difficult time.

What To Do After Getting Served Divorce Papers

If you’re served with divorce papers in Texas, the first thing you will want to do is read over the papers right away. You’ll then want to calculate how much time you have to file your answer. To do this, start by making a note of the day you were served papers and then count 20 days including holidays and weekends. From there, the next Monday is your deadline. Your response must be filed no later than 10:00 AM on that Monday. If the courts happen to be closed that day then your response is due the next day they are open.
After you’ve read the papers and have an understanding of how much time you have, the next step is to talk to a divorce attorney. They’ll walk you through your options and the rest of the divorce process.

What Is Marital Property?

Marital property is any property including real estate that is acquired during the course of the marriage despite who has their name on the title.

How Is Property Divided in a Divorce?

Texas follows the community property model when it comes to divorce in Texas. All assets acquired by either party during the marriage are seen to belong equally to both parties and must therefore be divided in a just and equitable fashion.

What Is Mediation?

Mediation is a process that takes place outside of the courtroom and under the guidance of a neutral mediator. This process has the ultimate goal of helping the involved parties reach an agreement without having to go through the court system.

How Long Does Mediation Take?

Mediation duration depends largely on the issues being addressed and the schedules of the involved parties. In some cases, mediation may happen over the course of one or more full days. In other cases, mediation sessions may be broken down into blocks of a few hours that take place over several days. A big contributor to the amount of time is also how open the parties are to compromise and how quickly they’re able to reach a resolution.