In Texas, the divorce process typically involves five steps: filing the lawsuit, obtaining a temporary order, discovery, mediation for final orders, and trial. Each of these steps is very important, and our Austin divorce lawyers can help you at every stage of the process. We understand that divorce is usually highly complex and emotional for the parties involved. Our team is here to provide you with sound legal guidance, honest counsel, and personalized representation from start to finish.
Contact Walters Gilbreath, PLLC online or call (844) 451-1220 to request your initial consultation today.
Should You Choose Divorce Mediation?
Generally speaking, there are two types of divorce: contested divorce and uncontested divorce. When a divorce is uncontested, that is to say, both parties agree on the terms of the divorce, the divorce may be resolved through mediation. Mediation has a number of benefits but perhaps most importantly, it allows two individuals to create an agreement that is suited to their unique situation rather than having to rely on a judgment from an impartial court. Mediation also tends to be faster and less costly than litigation.
In order to successfully resolve your divorce through mediation, you and your spouse will have to agree on every aspect of the divorce, including:
- The division of all assets and properties
- Child custody/visitation arrangements (if you have children)
- A child support agreement (if you have children)
- Spousal maintenance/alimony
- The division of any debts/liabilities
Depending on your unique circumstances, there may be other factors to consider. In any case, successful mediation relies on cooperation and compromise between both parties. During the mediation process, a specially trained mediator will guide both parties and their attorneys in reaching agreements on each element of the divorce. The process also usually involves other experts, including impartial financial advisors.
Types of Divorces We Handle
Regardless of whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, our firm is here to help you. While we strive to help our clients achieve swift, favorable agreements, we understand that this is not always possible. If you and your spouse are unable to agree on a final order, our Austin divorce attorneys can advocate for you and your best interests during court proceedings.
We regularly handle divorce cases involving:
- Military service members
- Common law marriages
- High-net worth estates
- Child custody battles
- International family law issues
- International child custody (Hague)
- Interstate family law
- Domestic violence
- Child abuse and/or substance abuse
During the initial consultation, our team takes the time to listen to your story, understand your needs, and, should you choose to retain our attorneys, devise a strategy that is tailored to your unique goals. With years of litigation experience and multiple attorneys who are Board-Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, we are fully prepared to help you navigate the divorce process.
Get started with your initial consultation today; call us at (844) 451-1220 or fill out an online contact form.