Getting a divorce is not overly difficult in Texas. If one spouse wants it, it will eventually happen. The amount of time, effort, and money spent doing it, however, ultimately lies with the parties and the issues involved. Generally, one spouse files a document with the court called an Original Petition. This petition states the claims that spouse is making and what they want the Court to do for them. The petition is then served on the other spouse. This is a lawsuit, one spouse against the other. The lawsuit can be agreed or argued. The spouses make this decision.
If the spouses agree, Lloyd Law Firm will assist the parties (spouses) in putting the terms they want in the final document to be signed by the Judge, the Final Decree. As long as all the filed documents follow the law, and it has been 60 days since the Original Petition was filed, a Judge will hear the case in the courtroom and make his or her decision in granting the terms of divorce.
If the parties don’t agree, the case is considered contested. Lloyd Law Firm then represents the client’s interests as they maneuver through the legal process, including document exchanges, negotiation, hearings in the courtroom for temporary orders, and handling final trial. The final trial is usually in front of a Judge, but the case may be tried before a jury. Lloyd Law Firm will guide you every step of the way.