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Family Law FAQs

Our Fort Worth family law attorneys protect you in Tarrant County Family Court proceedings.

Family law matters are among the most sensitive cases dealt with in the Texas family courts. At the Law Office of Kyle Whitaker, our experienced Fort Worth family law attorneys protect you throughout these proceedings. The following are answers to frequently asked questions:ions:

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.

Why Do I Need a Family Law Attorney?

Our Fort Worth family law attorneys have decades of combined experience representing clients in Tarrant County Family Court proceedings. We advise you on how the law applies in different situations, draft the required legal documents, protect your rights in court hearings, and help ensure the best possible outcome in your family law case.

How Can a Family Law Attorney Help in My Divorce Case?

Going through a divorce is never easy. Whether you are on amicable terms with your spouse or are involved in a more complex and contested divorce case, our Fort Worth family law attorneys are here to help. We provide caring support and trusted representation in resolving important divorce-related issues, including marital property division, spousal support, and child custody.

What are My Rights in Regard to Child Custody?

Under the Texas Family Code, parents have a right to play an active and engaged role in their child’s life, provided this does not put the child at risk. Our Fort Worth family law attorneys gather the information and evidence needed to present in court to protect your custody rights. This includes addressing issues such as the right to make legal decisions on behalf of the child and extended visits on holidays, birthdays, school breaks, and other special occasions.

How is Child Support Enforced?

Parents have a legal obligation to provide financially for their children. Obtaining a formal child support order helps to ensure your child gets the maximum amount they need. Once a child support order is issued via divorce or paternity proceedings, it can be legally enforced through actions such as wage garnishment, asset seizure, and property liens.

What is the Process for Adoption in Fort Worth?

For many people, adoption provides the pathway to becoming a family. However, it is a complex process, so you need an experienced Fort Worth family law attorney on your side. We protect you in dealing with social workers and other third parties, file the required paperwork, oversee home inspections and other requirements, and prevent potential future problems from arising with the biological parent.

How Do I Get a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

Domestic violence is a serious problem in Fort Worth. We provide caring support in putting a stop to it, which includes requesting an emergency hearing for a restraining order and making sure it is enforced.

Discuss Your Case With Our Fort Worth, TX Family Law Attorneys

To find out more about important family law matters and how our Fort Worth family law attorneys can help in your particular case, contact the Law Office of Kyle Whitaker today.