Denton Divorce and Family Law Attorneys
Going through a divorce is one of the most challenging matters a person can face. You may be concerned with your ability to move forward with your life, keep your property, or see your children. The family law and divorce attorneys of Coffey & Peace have more than 60 years of experience helping people like you address these types of concerns. We will work tirelessly to help you have a life after your divorce.
The Denton family law attorneys at Coffey & Peace will partner with you through every step of the divorce process, answering every single one of your questions, evaluating your unique situation, and guiding you in all the options available to you under Texas law. We will create a divorce settlement that meets your specific needs and helps you achieve the outcome you desire. If an out-of-court agreement cannot be attained, we have the experience, resources, and skills to fight your case in the courtroom.
Divorce Proceedings in Denton County
According to Texas law, an individual can file for divorce after residing in the state for six months and the county in which it is filed for 90 days. Similar to other civil lawsuits, the spouse pursuing divorce must first file the petition and a completed report for the district clerk and then serve the papers to the other person.
A number of judges require couples to undergo counseling before the divorce case is heard. Once this period is complete, the counselor proffers a review of whether any reconciliation can be expected. Depending on the statement, if reconciliation is possible, the court may order further counseling for up to 60 days. If, however, the counseling fails to result in reconciliation, the divorce proceedings can continue.
Contact our family law attorneys at 940-591-6006 in Denton to learn more about how we can help you.
Divorce Law Options in Denton
When considering divorce, you have two possible paths in which to move forward: Collaborative Law and Divorce Litigation.
While Collaborative Law is often a more desired route, it does not always work for everyone. Sometimes litigation is required. Litigation is the legal action necessary when two parties cannot negotiate an agreement on their own, but rather need court intervention. During the litigation process, each party will be required to present evidence to support their claims; this evidence may be witnesses, testimonies, or financial documents. It is then up to the courts to decide the outcome of the proceeding based on the evidence presented. Unlike collaborative law, the parties involved have no input in the final decision. Through divorce litigation, our experienced family law attorneys will pursue your interests in a courtroom setting. We will aggressively present your case as it relates to property division, spousal support, child custody, child support, and other matters. We are tenacious advocates for your needs. Our lawyers will work hard to get you the results you required to move forward with your life.
This method offers families a way to settle their dispute outside of court in an amicable negotiation. Relatively recently embraced by the state of Texas, collaborative law facilitates informal discussions with the intent of establishing a mutually agreed-on arrangement between you and your spouse regarding property, custody rights, alimony and any other possible disputes without the impending threat of court intervention. When entering into a collaborative law situation, you and your spouse sign a contract known as the “participation agreement” that binds you both to the process and bars your respective attorneys the right to represent either of you in future divorce litigations. If you choose a collaborative law arrangement, we at Coffey & Peace will do everything in our power to help you achieve your desired results. Click Here To Learn More.