The Divorce Attorney Blog

706, 2021

Is it worth contesting a divorce?

June 7, 2021|

Reasons Why a Contested Divorce is in Your Best Interest When it comes to divorce, most people are looking for the fastest resolution that benefits them the most. Balancing those two can be difficult depending upon the demands of each party. While some people can agree to terms within a divorce quickly, others find a contested divorce the only viable option for their divorce. [...]

2405, 2021

What happens in a contested divorce?

May 24, 2021|

What happens in a Contested Divorce in Texas A contested divorce is just what it sounds like: one or both spouses contest (dispute) some aspect of their divorce. When this occurs, proceedings within a divorce take a separate turn and require more time and effort to resolve. This may cause greater stress and increased legal fees during the divorce. The disputes generally involve property division, [...]

1005, 2021

How Does Divorce Affect Debt?

May 10, 2021|

Are you still responsible for debts after a divorce? A creditor’s right to collect a debt is not affected by your Final Decree of Divorce. You still have the responsibility of paying all debts. So if the judge orders your spouse to pay a debt that is in both your names (such as a car loan or mortgage) but your spouse doesn’t pay it, [...]

305, 2021

Can a Child Choose Which Parent to Live With in Texas?

May 3, 2021|

When Can a Child Pick Which Parent to Live With? “Can my child choose which parent to live with in our divorce (or child custody) case?” We often hear whenever child custody is an issue within a divorce involving younger children, parents asking if their children are able to choose who they want to live with. This is one of those questions that we hear frequently. [...]

504, 2021

Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Divorce Attorney

April 5, 2021|

When you're going through a divorce and looking for a divorce attorney in Fort Worth, Dallas, or the surrounding area, remember that you don't have to hire the first attorney you find online. In fact, choosing the right lawyer to guide you through your divorce is one of the most important divorce-related decisions you'll make. Even if you've received a referral to a family [...]

803, 2021

How do I hire a good divorce attorney?

March 8, 2021|

Hiring a good divorce attorney is pretty straight forward, but should be a decision made with care. With nearly half of all marriages in the United States ending in divorce, it's a good idea to find a lawyer that's experienced in handling these types of family law cases with care. What you do when searching for a good divorce attorney is what really matters. Here's [...]

103, 2021

What Do Lawyers Do in a Divorce?

March 1, 2021|

At Marx, Altman & Johnson, our divorce lawyers handle negotiations on the division of assets and debt among you and your spouse. If there are any children, we can help set the terms and help secure your rights to child custody and child support. While every case is different, we'll work quickly with you to resolve these challenging balances, draft the paperwork, file the [...]

802, 2021

How Fast Can You Get a Divorce in Texas?

February 8, 2021|

One of the most common questions we get from clients is how fast can they get divorced in Texas. Every state has it's own minimum time limits and waiting periods, and for Texas that's 60 days. That means that the fastest a couple can get a divorce is 60 days in Texas. This isn't usually the case. From the first filing until the completion [...]

102, 2021

Important Questions to Ask At Your Consultation

February 1, 2021|

If you're looking for a divorce attorney, you're most likely overwhelmed and struggling with many things at the same time. Life is complicated enough when everything is going smoothly, and even more challenging during a separation or divorce. While everyone is different and each individual needs personalized support from their divorce lawyer that's attuned to them, there are some questions that can help guide [...]

3012, 2020


December 30, 2020|

When it comes to escaping a tumultuous marriage, some people may be wary of the divorce process and opt for a separation agreement over a finalizing divorce. Whether they are on the fence about their relationship or feel like the divorce process is too stressful to negotiate, in Texas, separation is merely a bandage over a gaping wound, whereas divorce is a resolution. Here’s [...]

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