Contested Divorce in Texas

A contested divorce is generally more difficult and expensive compared to an uncontested divorce. In an uncontested divorce you and your spouse work together to reach an agreement regarding division of marital property, assets, and debts. And, if there are minor children born or adopted to both you and your spouse then you must be in agreement on how to handle child custody, visitation and child support.

In a contested case, you are simply asking the court to make these decisions for you. There are many valid reasons for pursuing a contested divorce and having an attorney represent you. Some examples may include couples seeking divorce wherein the spouses are dividing a substantial estate that may include significant monies, houses, land, businesses, or other high value assets. Other examples may include a spouse needing protection from an abusive spouse or needing court orders to stop a spouse from taking certain actions such as wasting or concealing marital assets.

However, contested divorce should not be pursued out of spite. In most all cases couples eventually reach an agreement and end their divorce without a courtroom battle. However, the couple spends many thousands or even tens of thousands to reach an agreement that they may have been able to reach at the start of the divorce process.

In addition, Texas courts encourage couples to reach agreement if possible. As such the court may require mediation and other settlement options between you, your spouse, and the attorney(s) representing you and/or your spouse.

Since an uncontested divorce avoids the adversarial win-lose outcome in divorce you should try to reach an agreement with your spouse if possible and avoid costly litigation as it is very likely you will end your divorce case by agreement.

If you do not reach an agreement, our team of legal attorneys is prepared to offer tailored assistance in navigating through these complexities. With a solid expertise in both contested and uncontested divorces, we are committed to securing your interests.

We fully understand that every situation is unique, and so we offer personalized advice, taking into consideration all the specifics of your case. We will walk you through each step of the process, providing clear and comprehensive guidance to alleviate the emotional and financial strains of divorce.

Moreover, we highly value the potential of mediation and negotiation, and we will work diligently to help you reach an agreement with your spouse in order to avoid costly litigation, wherever possible. Our firm is highly experienced in facilitating communication between parties and reaching amicable resolutions, always with your best interest at heart.

Remember, our primary goal is to help you move forward from this challenging period in your life with confidence, security, and peace of mind. Reach out to us today at for a consultation, and let us provide the compassionate, experienced representation you need and deserve during your divorce proceedings.