Denton County Divorce Lawyer
Experienced Family Law Attorney Serving Flower Mound, TX and the surrounding areas
While divorce signals the end of a relationship, it is also the beginning of a tedious legal process. Divorcing couples are often fraught with uncertainty, emotional distress, and financial worries, which can make the process difficult. It also can make it confusing.
Life doesn’t come with a roadmap, and sometimes you find yourself headed in an unexpected direction. Divorce can be like that. Certainly no one marries with the idea that divorce is imminent.
When facing the complex and emotional process of divorce in Denton County, the Law Office of Lindsey J. Wilson is here to provide you with the compassionate guidance and expert legal representation you need. Our dedicated family law team specializes in Texas divorce law and is committed to helping you navigate the challenges of ending your marriage while safeguarding your best interests.
Divorce in Denton County, tx
When you file for divorce in TX, you enter a legal system full of terminology and procedures that are foreign to most people. For example, you may not know that certain counties in Texas require mediation before taking a divorce case to trial. Denton, Dallas and Collin are three local counties that require mediation prior to a final trial. Mediation doesn’t have to be court ordered for the parties to participate in an effort to resolve the divorce case without the need for final trial.
Mediation is a way to resolve conflicts by using a neutral third party, called a mediator. A mediator assists you and your spouse, working to come up with solutions and help you reach agreements. Settling divorce through mediation can be to your advantage. For one thing, it’s less expensive than going to court. In addition, it takes less time. Not only that, resolutions reached through mediation are generally more amicable.
During mediation, it is important to have a divorce lawyer to advise and help you make important decisions. In mediation, parties can be creative and reach solutions that are tailored to their needs. By comparison, when you litigate, your fate lies in the hands of the judge. The decisions a judge makes may not be the ones you and your spouse would make together.
Contested and Uncontested Divorce in Texas
In the state of Texas, divorce can take two main forms: contested and uncontested.
A contested divorce occurs when spouses are unable to reach agreements on critical issues like child custody, property division, and financial support. This often leads to legal proceedings, involving negotiations and potentially court hearings to resolve disputes. It can be a more complex, time-consuming, and emotionally challenging divorce process.
Conversely, an uncontested divorce arises when both spouses agree on all significant matters related to the divorce, including custody, assets, and financial obligations. This streamlined approach generally results in a faster and more cost-effective resolution. Uncontested divorces are less adversarial, allowing couples to finalize their divorce with minimal conflict.
The choice between a contested and uncontested divorce depends on the level of agreement between the parties involved. However, regardless of the type of divorce, seeking professional legal advice is crucial. A skilled Texas divorce attorney can guide you through the complexities, whether it involves negotiations or court proceedings, ensuring your rights are upheld and the best possible outcome is achieved for your situation.
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In Texas, you can file for divorce on fault-based grounds or no-fault grounds. No-fault grounds are the most common grounds used in divorce. At this point, all U.S. states offer a no-fault divorce option.
In a no-fault divorce, neither spouse blames the other for the end of the marriage. You can file for divorce based on the ground of “insupportability”, which is commonly known as a “no-fault” divorce. In other words, due to arguments or personality conflicts, saving the marriage is unlikely.
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