Uncontested Vs. Contested Divorce

The decisions you make and the agreement you enter in your Texas divorce will affect your life for years to come. Whether you feel serious anger toward your divorcing spouse or have no desire at all to fight, you must protect your own interests and future. You need to understand the law, know your options and choose the best approach for your unique case.

To learn more about the issues in your divorce and your legal options, call Setzer Law Firm PLLC at 817-784-7654.

Balanced, Clear Counsel · Finding The Right Approach To Your Dissolution

The idea of an uncontested divorce is appealing, and it is possible to get one in Texas — if you and your spouse can agree on all issues involving children, property and debt. At the other end of the spectrum, some intensely disputed cases do go all the way to trial. The great majority of divorces fit somewhere in between, due to factors such as:

  • By the time divorce is certain, many couples are having great difficulty communicating calmly and effectively, increasing the challenge of negotiating important agreements on their own.
  • Navigating the legal system is more intimidating than many people realize. Even if you believe you can get an uncontested divorce, you should work with a lawyer to avoid mistakes, delays and the loss of your rights.
  • Whatever legal path you select, divorce takes time. If you file for divorce and then pursue negotiations with the help of a qualified divorce lawyer, you can do so with the protection of restraining orders that prevent your spouse from moving assets or taking certain other actions.

Planning And Preparation To Keep Contested Divorce Cases Under Control

We emphasize timeliness and efficiency in all we do for our clients at the Setzer Law Firm PLLC near Keller, Texas. This does not mean settling for unfair outcomes, however. Attorneys Jill and John Setzer will carefully assess your situation and explain the various options for resolving your contested divorce, including entering mediation.

Contact An Experienced Divorce Lawyer

The earlier in the process of preparing for divorce that you contact our firm, the better equipped we will be to help you achieve key goals while controlling legal costs. Please call 817-784-7654 or send us an email to schedule an initial consultation.