In Texas, every divorce case will go through the same five steps:
Filing the Case
It’s important that your divorce attorney is fully equipped to help you win your case. Here’s what you can expect during each step:
Filing the Case:
- Drafting a Petition for Divorce
- Filing with the District Clerk
- Clerk Stamps and Returns
- Issue Citation
Temporary Orders could include any of the following:
- Child Custody Rules
- Financial Orders
- Child Support
Discovery Process includes exchanging any of the following:
- Bank Statements
- Financial Records
- Business Records
- Property Records
Mediation is where approximately 80% – 90% of cases end. You can expect:
- 1-Day long process
- Neutral 3rd Party
- Assisted Settlement
- Only takes place if mediation process was not successful. Typically less than 10% of cases go to trial.
- Our philosophy at Walters Gilbreath, PLLC – “To achieve peace, you frequently have to prepare for war.”
- At this time, a judge or jury trial will take place.
- It is extremely important you hire an experienced attorney who is comfortable taking a case to trial.
- Pro Tip: Your attorney should be able to predict an appropriate range of outcomes.