Understanding the Divorce Process

Divorce Laws in Texas

Are you considering filing for divorce? If so, it is important that you understand the entire divorce process and how working with a dedicated attorney can greatly affect the outcome of your case. My firm, the Law Offices of J. Cameron Cowan, has assisted countless clients with obtaining favorable resolutions to their family law situations, and I may be able to help you as well. I approach each and every case as a unique situation that requires a customized solution. When you work with my firm, I can address your needs and draft an effective plan to help you reach your goals. By retaining me as your Rockwall family law attorney, you can rest assured that your case will be in good hands.

In the state of Texas, the divorce process begins when one spouse files a petition for divorce in one of the district courts where the couple lives. If children are involved, the next step that would need to occur is a court hearing that can provide you with temporary orders for custody of the children. This hearing is almost a "mini-divorce" case within a divorce because these orders will set parameters for primary custody, who gets the marital home, and who will pay which bills until the divorce is finalized. Visitation for children may also be temporarily addressed in these court orders as well.

After the temporary orders have been entered, the divorcing parties might engage in discovery. In the discovery phase, depositions, request for documents and other forms to support the case may be required of you by your attorney and your spouse's lawyer. Most courts will also require that the divorcing parties attend at least one mediation session before the case can be set for trial. If the case does not get settled in mediation, the case is generally given a trial date before a court. At the trial, the judge will decide the major issues of divorce including permanent custody, visitation, child support arrangements, spousal support, property division and any other issues that may be relevant to the case.

You need a Rockwall divorce attorney!

The moment you are handed divorce papers or you are considering filing for divorce, it is imperative that you contact me at the Law Offices of J. Cameron Cowan right away. I believe that through aggressive representation and personalized service, I can help you reach a positive outcome for your case. Divorce can be emotional, and it is never recommended that you attempt to represent yourself in a case. If you are facing divorce, do not hesitate to contact my firm as soon as possible. I am proud to offer free 30-minute case evaluations to all potential clients in the Rockwall and Kaufman areas. Call now to schedule yours!

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