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Family Law FAQs

Family Law FAQs

At the Law Office of Kyle Whitaker, we recognize that one of the most common causes of stress during a family law case is fear of the unknown. People simply do not know what is happening next when questions are left unanswered. Our attorneys take the time to answer questions and clarify misconceptions in an attempt to reduce some of the stress. To start with, here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

How Long Does A Divorce Take?

The timeline in a divorce or any family law case depends a great deal on you and the other party. Are you able to work together to resolve disputes? Will negotiation or mediation be effective, or is a courtroom battle necessary? The more that can be agreed upon, the sooner the matter can come to a conclusion. An uncontested divorce with no disputes to be resolved may be finalized in a matter of months, whereas a contested divorce that must be resolved through trial could take a year or more.

Who Will Get…

People always want to know who will get what property or who will get conservatorship of the child. This question cannot be answered without a thorough exploration of the facts of the case. However, in many cases, it is fair to assume that both parents will maintain a relationship with the child through some form of joint managing conservatorship. Property will be divided in a manner that is fair and just, which does not necessarily mean equal.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Attorney?

At our law firm in Fort Worth, Texas, we pride ourselves on delivering quality work at a fair price. The exact cost will depend on the facts of your case. What is important is that there will be no surprises, because we will talk to you about our fees at the beginning of the process. Call 817-332-7703 or send an email to schedule your consultation.

Will My Case Go To Trial?

The idea of going to trial is frightening to most people, and rightfully so. When you go to trial to resolve a family law case, you are putting your future in the hands of a judge who does not know any more about you than what has been presented to him or her. While trial is rare in family law cases, it is important that you choose an attorney who knows how to present the facts of the case in a clear and compelling manner. Furthermore, a lawyer’s history of trial success often serves as leverage when negotiating a positive outcome.