An Uncontested Divorce usually involves drafting and filing a petition and waiver of service, drafting an agreed divorce decree, and attending an uncontested hearing to finalize the divorce. Most uncontested divorces can be completed in 61 days with the help of a Fort Worth family attorney.
A Contested Divorce usually involves a Respondent filing an answer, a temporary orders hearing to determine temporary custody and support, and it may also involve discovery, mediation, settlement negotiations, and possibly trial. Call us today if you need a Dallas family law attorney to represent you.
A person may request a Name Change by filing a petition. A person must live in the state for six months and in the county for 90 days before they can file the petition. A name change is usually granted as long as the name change is not for the purpose of avoiding judgments or legal obligations.