Family Law – Divorce

Divorce is never easy. We will help you through this difficult time with agressive representation and experienced advice.

There are many questions that may need to be answered when going through a divorce. How often will I see my children? What will we do with the property? What about my business?

The attorneys at Hatton & Hatton will help you through these questions, along with all the issues and confusion that come during the divorce process.

Each Divorce is Different

We have considerable experience in both simple and contested divorce matters and know that our attention to your divorce is what matters to you.   Our strategy is custom-tailored to your case, and the effort remains constant to provide aggressive representation and support throughout your case.

Every family is different, and each divorce is different. There are several factors to consider in each case, including – whether or not you have children, your financial situation, and the marital assets to be divided. There are many ways to finalize a divorce, including:

  • Agreed Divorce (minimal or no court appearances)
  • Mediation
  • Litigation

No matter your situation, protecting you, your children and your assets are our highest priorities. It is important to know your options and speak with an attorney today to decide how to best approach your case.

Filing for Divorce 101

The first step in every divorce begins by filing an Original Petition for Divorce. Once filed, the divorce may not be finalized for at least 60 days, but a contested divorce may take longer.

What Happens to Our Property?

Texas is a community property state. While the Family Code mandates a fair and equitable division, that doesn’t always mean a 50-50 split. It is important that you have an experienced lawyer that understands asset division in order to protect the assets that have accumulated during the marriage.

Why Hatton & Hatton?

Our firm has the experience to help divide all sizes of martial estates including high net worth, privately owned businesses and those with real estate assets. The ability to review asset division from a business perspective allows you to be confident in our approach to your divorce.

When necessary, we team up with financial advisors and tax professionals to understand all aspects of your assets and the issues involving their potential division for your benefit.

Contested Divorce

A contested divorce means that both parties have not been able to come to an agreement on all issues. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the process will be highly contested, nor does it mean that it will get unpleasant.

The first step in a contested divorce is to determine what the parties are going to do on a temporary basis. If children are involved, this step usually occurs within 14 to 20 days after filing for divorce. Temporary use of property and who will be responsible for the bills also need to be addressed. Depending on the complexity of the case, how contested the issues are, and the court’s docket, these orders could last anywhere from a couple months to over a year.

During this stressful time, the attorneys at Hatton & Hatton pride themselves on being prepared, zealously advocating, and guiding you through the process of appearing in court.

If you believe need to file for divorce, or your spouse has filed, or if you have questions, Schedule a consultation with us today.

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