Divorce Attorneys

Divorce Attorneys in Frisco

We Help North Texas Residents Navigate the Divorce Process

The first steps out of a marriage can be stressful. Every decision seems overwhelming, and every path seems perilous. The decision to move forward can paralyze you for months, sometimes years. You may not even be certain that you want a divorce, after all, sometimes familiarity can feel safer than the unknown. Our Frisco divorce attorneys understand this can be a traumatic time for you. We are here to help guide you through every step of the process and help plan for a bright future.

We are here to answer any legal questions you may have about the divorce process or any other family law matter.

Call us at (214) 225-4325 or fill out our online form. We offer legal representation to divorce clients throughout Collin County.

We Help Our Clients Reach Resolution During the Divorce Process

Our Frisco divorce attorneys want our clients to achieve their goals throughout the divorce process in the least stressful, most cost-efficient manner possible.

Every situation is unique, and we often recommend:

  • Negotiation. Your attorney will engage in direct negotiations on your behalf with your spouse’s attorney to attempt to reach a complete resolution and achieve the goals you desire.
  • Collaborative divorce. In a collaborative divorce, both spouses retain separate lawyers whose only job is to help the parties settle their disputes. Both spouses work together in good faith to reach an agreement without the use of a mediator, judge, jury, or courtroom.
  • Divorce mediation. Your attorney represents you in negotiations using a third-party neutral that is specifically trained in family law conflict resolution. Mediation provides more privacy than the public courtroom, and there is no public record of the discussions during mediation.
  • Trial. When trial is the best or only option to get the results you need, we will aggressively fight for you. The courtroom is often not the best option in a family law matter. However, when required, you deserve a team that knows how to navigate it.

Why You Should Have an Experienced Divorce Attorney on Your Side

During the divorce process, you must resolve many critical, far-reaching personal, financial, and legal issues.

We help our clients navigate through these issues, like:

  • Child custody. We know that you want what is best for your child – and we do too. Our child custody lawyers focus on helping parents find a peaceful, private, and dignified way to resolve their custody and parenting time differences.
  • Marital property division. Marital property division has a long-term impact on your future and, often, the future of your children. You want to protect what is yours and plan for your future. Texas is a community property state. This means that assets and debts acquired during the marriage (with a few exceptions) are considered community property. Our divorce lawyers have the depth and breadth of experience to help our clients to not only accurately value their marital property, but to advise our clients on what property division can be most financially beneficial and how to protect their assets once divided.
  • Spousal maintenance. Let’s be honest, in Texas, it can be difficult to get a judge to order spousal maintenance because the deck is stacked against it. If you are concerned about alimony and believe it should be part of your divorce settlement agreement, know that our attorneys not only know the way to maneuver through the spousal maintenance maze, but also have the experience to know the tendencies of the courts.

Texas Divorce FAQ:

Do I need a divorce lawyer?

While you aren’t required to be represented by a lawyer when filing for divorce, it’s the best way to ensure that your best interests are protected and that the divorce is fair. This is particularly important if you and your spouse aren’t able to agree on the terms of your divorce, or if your spouse has hired a lawyer to represent them.

What is the difference between contested & uncontested divorce?

Contested divorce refers to a divorce in which you and your spouse are not able to come to an agreement on one or all terms of your divorce, including custody, child support, property division, etc. In a contested divorce you will need to undergo mediation to come to an agreement on the terms of your divorce. In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse are able to agree on all terms of your divorce and you may be able to have your divorce granted by a judge sooner than if you had to undergo mediation.

How long does it take to get a divorce in Texas?

How long your divorce will take to resolve depends largely on whether you are filing a contested or uncontested divorce. If you and your spouse aren’t able to agree on the terms of your divorce, the process will take much longer as your lawyers negotiate the terms and the judge rules on your divorce settlement. It could take anywhere from 6 months to 1 year. If you and your spouse are able to agree on all terms, you may be able to finalize your divorce in as few as 60 days.

Will I have to go to divorce court?

If you are filing for uncontested divorce you may not actually need to go to court. You and your spouse will need to fill out a divorce settlement agreement and submit it to the judge, who may then ask a few questions to ensure that both parties understand the terms of the agreement and that you have willingly signed the agreement. After that the judge may grant your divorce.

Who can file for divorce in Texas?

If you are going to file for divorce in Texas you must have resided in Texas for a minimum of 6 months leading up to your divorce, and have been living in the county in which you are filing for at least 90 days.

What are the grounds for divorce in Texas?

There are several grounds for filing for divorce in Texas:

  1. Insupportability - If you and your spouse are unable to agree or resolve your differences and this therefore prevents you from continuing with the marriage

  2. Adultery - If your spouse cheats on you

  3. Conviction of a felony - If your spouse is convicted of a felony and is imprisoned for a year or more (unless you testified against them in court)

  4. Abandonment - If your spouse has left you for a year or more

  5. Cruelty - If your spouse has treated you cruelly, making it impossible for you continue living together

  6. Confinement in a mental hospital - If your spouse has been in a mental institution for three years or more with no sign of improvement

  7. Living separately - If you and your spouse have been living apart for three years or more

Is divorce mediation right for me?

In some situations a judge may require you and your spouse to undergo mediation, especially if your divorce involves children. If you are not required by the court to go through mediation, you may still want to consider it. Mediation allows both parties to discuss their disagreements about the divorce with an impartial third party (or mediator) who can then help them come to an amicable agreement and thereby spare both parties from having to undergo a lengthy court proceeding.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Frisco Divorce Attorneys

Schedule a time to meet with one of our family law attorneys about your unique situation. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and explain your legal rights and options. We serve all North Texas.

Our firm provides virtual and in-person consultations for divorce clients throughout Collin County. Call us at (214) 225-4325 or contact us online to get started.

    The attorneys at Albin Oldner Law, PLLC are very personable and treat their clients as people rather than just another case.

    - A. Hailey

    Should I ever require the need for representation with any future actions, should they occur; I would not hesitate to call upon Albin Oldner.

    - M.C.

    Todd and his team have taken care of all our business and litigation needs for years. I wouldn’t trust any other firm to provide the same level of service and counsel.

    - Matt Lafata

    Working with this firm was a first-class experience all the way. They gave timely, great advice and helped work towards solutions in the best interest of their clients.

    - Christina Alford

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