Most divorces involve some degree of disagreement whether over one or more issues before the court. Unlike an uncontested divorce case, contested divorces involve disagreements between divorcing spouses cannot on:
- How to divide their community property and debts
- Raising and supporting their children
Length of time for a contested divorce
Few contested divorces can be finalized within 60 days. The average time for divorce in the Houston area takes more than 12 months.
This is often due the need for discovery in order to ascertain the value of property and debts as well as to narrow the issues. Busy court dockets, negotiations, meditations, and various motions can all increase the time it takes for a divorce.
Spring, TX Contested Divorce Attorney
At the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, our Spring, TX divorce lawyers are experienced in representing clients in contested divorce cases throughout Harris and surrounding counties. We will compassionately and aggressively stand up for your rights and interests while maintaining a professional relationship with the opposing counsel through all negotiations.
Contested Divorce Process:
- Consult with an attorney
- File Original Petition for Divorce or respond to the petition
- Post-trial motions
If you will be involved in a contested divorce, you need experienced attorneys to advise, counsel and represent you in order to ensure that your goals are met. The family law attorneys at Law Office of Bryan Fagan, regularly represent divorce clients throughout Spring, TX and surrounding counties including Harris County, Houston, Northwest Houston, Champions, Spring, Tomball, Klein, the FM 1960 area, as well as The Woodlands and Conroe in Montgomery County. Call today for a consultation and case evaluation regarding your concerns.
Common disputed issues in a contested divorce include:
- who will be awarded the home
- who gets to keep the retirement accounts
- Which parent will be awarded primary custody of the children
- The amount of child support
- The geographic area where the children will live in after the divorce is final
These are some of the common issues and disputed matters in a divorce. The attorneys a the Law Office of Bryan Fagan will work with you and, if necessary employ competent experts such as appraisers, certified public accountants (CPAs), financial planners, psychological evaluators, and communication facilitators, to evaluate your case. Then either negotiate a fair settlement or present your case to the judge in the most favorable possible light.
Law Office of Bryan Fagan | Spring, TX Divorce Lawyers
Our family law attorneys are skilled at listening to your goals during this trying process and developing a strategy to meet those goals. Contact Law Office of Bryan Fagan by calling (281) 810-9760 or submit your contact information in our online form. Law Office of Bryan Fagan handles Divorce cases in Spring, TX or surrounding areas, including Harris County, Montgomery County, Washington County, Grimes County, Fort Bend County and Waller County.