Fort Bend County Contested Divorce Lawyer
Your Guide through the Contested Divorce Process
A divorce begins with the petitioner (the person who initiates the divorce) having two legal documents: The Summons and the Petition served to the Respondent (the person who has received service of the documents). The Respondent has 30 days to respond. It is at the point that you need legal advice from a Fort Bend County divorce attorney who can explain the process, your rights, and the law, and who can assist you to protect your interests.
If you are involved in a contested divorce, let Jamie Jordan Zand, PLLC represent you. We are compassionate toward your situation but provide relentless, results-driven representation that protects your rights and prioritizes your best interests.
We encourage you to contact us to learn more. Schedule your free consultation by calling (832) 463-4933.
Issues in a Contested Divorce
In a contested divorce, the Respondent may contest the divorce action, or the two parties may not be able to agree on issues regarding marital and non-marital property, property division, alimony, child support, or child custody and visitation. Independent professionals can be called upon to perform appraisals and determine property values.
To further assist in the dispute resolution process, the court may order mediation known as Early Neutral Evaluation. In most cases, all disputes are resolved at some point during these steps and agreement is achieved. Once there is full agreement, your Fort Bend divorce attorney can draft a "Stipulated Findings of Fact, Conclusion of Law, Order for Judgment and Judgment and Decree,” which will be signed by the court.
Seek Reliable Counsel
In the event that agreement on one or more issues is not reached, you need to know that your legal counsel is a skilled litigator and has the experience needed to fight for your rights or those of the children at trial.
At Jamie Jordan Zand, PLLC, our legal team is here to guide and help you through a process that can easily become overwhelming. We understand that your future may be greatly affected by the outcome. Our knowledgeable Fort Bend County divorce attorney is determined to ensure your side of the issue is clearly presented to the court through careful documentation and the use of expert testimony as needed.
For help with a contested divorce, give us a call at (832) 463-4933 today.