From initial petition to the final decree
Everyone gets married with the best intentions. You walk down the aisle and promise forever. But when the wedding bells fade and life crowds in, sometimes it does not work out.
That is when you need to call the best divorce lawyers in Humble, TX, and ensure your rights are protected. While each case has unique players and facts, there is a general timeline and flow that most cases follow.
At Spurlock & Associates, P.C., everything begins with a consultation with one of our experienced family law attorneys. They will use their expertise to assess your situation and advise you on the legal issues. During the hour-long consultation, one of our experienced family law attorneys will listen to your story and craft a unique course of action.
Every case begins with the initial petition for divorce. Our family law lawyers will draft and file the petition, and if necessary in your particular case, will also request a Temporary Restraining Order. Once the initial petition and temporary restraining order are served on the other party, our family law attorneys will begin to seek information and documentation to prepare your case. Most courts will require the parties to mediate before any hearings can be held, and our family law attorneys will assist in scheduling the mediation and attending on your behalf.
If the couple can agree on everything at mediation, then they sign a mediated settlement agreement, which is binding and irrevocable. The law requires a 60-day waiting period before you can finalize your divorce, so our family law team of attorneys will prepare your final divorce decree and have it ready for the court to sign once that 60 day period ends.
If the couple cannot agree to everything in mediation, the attorneys will begin to exchange documents and information to adequately prepare your case for trial and to protect your interests in your divorce.
Wherever you are in the process, from contemplating divorce or being served with a petition, to needing to modify custody or child support, the experienced local family law lawyers at Spurlock & Associates, P.C. are ready to assist you, contact us today!