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Contested Divorce in Texas

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Texas courts give all divorcing couples the opportunity to decide on the terms of their divorce themselves, such as child custody, property division, and other critical matters. When a couple cannot agree on these terms, however, the court must step in to assess the couple's circumstances and decide on the terms for them. This is known as a contested divorce in Texas.

If you are facing a contested divorce, it is highly advised that you speak with legal counsel immediately. At the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC, Attorney Fagan is well-versed in the Texas divorce process. He and his team of compassionate and knowledgeable Houston attorneys know what it takes to aggressively pursue favorable solutions for their clients in the courtroom and ensure that their interests compellingly put forth before the judge.

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What Is the Contested Divorce Process?

In Texas, the divorce process begins when one member of the couple files a Petition for Divorce with the court. When that happens, the other spouse can receive legal notice several different ways. The non-filing spouse can then provide an answer expressing that they do not agree with the terms of the divorce and wish to contest them.

Once a divorce petition is contested in Texas:

  • The court may issue a temporary order considering child custody, alimony, etc. for the duration of the divorce.
  • The couple enters a discovery phase, in which they receive each other's financial information and other relevant documentation.
  • The court will require an attempt at mediation to settle all disagreements over the divorce terms.
  • If mediation fails, there will be a trial where a judge will assess the couple's marriage and make a ruling on the divorce terms.

These are just the broad strokes of the contested divorce process. For a better understanding, call the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC today. Their team is ready to hear your story and diligently pursue your post-divorce goals throughout every stage of this process.

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