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Preparation Is Key In A Contested Divorce

It is reasonable to assume that you are not getting along with your spouse if you have made the decision to end your marriage. When you and your spouse cannot agree on major aspects of your divorce, you will have to file for a contested divorce. The contested divorce process is more expensive and time-consuming compared to situations in which you are able to cooperate with the other party out of court.

Texas is a “no fault” divorce state, which means proof of wrongdoing is not necessary, and you can still obtain a divorce even if your spouse refuses to participate.

At MARVEL & WONG, PLLC in San Antonio, we guarantee that our divorce lawyers will do everything in their power to protect you, the quality of your future and the value of your marital estate. How do we maintain our promise in a contested divorce? There are a few things we never forget:

  • Preparation is the key to success: We can help you take steps to proactively protect your rights and your assets. We also ask that you obtain documents from bank and credit card statements to property deeds. We will help advise you on the information we need, but our rule of thumb is “bring everything you can get your hands on to our first meeting.”
  • Knowledge is power: As a part of our preparation, we take the time to get a complete picture of your personal and financial situation, including working with experts such as forensic accountants when necessary. We also have a comprehensive knowledge of the law and the way in which the courts apply it under varying circumstances. The more we know, the better we are able to successfully handle any challenge presented to us.
  • Cooperation remains a necessity: You and your spouse may not be able to work together, but we need to be able to cooperate. We promise to act in your best interests. In order to uphold this promise, we rely on your honesty and participation with us throughout the process.
  • Prioritization goes a long way: You are going to have to make some compromises in any divorce. We listen carefully to your concerns and understand your goals. Picking our battles can help result in more valuable wins and fewer expensive losses. Remember, it costs just as much to argue over who gets the teapot as it does the kids.
  • Having a voice of reason isn’t a bad thing: It is very easy to get emotional, especially in a contested divorce. After all, you are arguing over the most important things in your life. We will be the voice of reason when you need it so we can stay on track and you can focus on your family’s needs.

Let Us Help You Prepare For Your Divorce | Initial Consultations Are Free

Want to discuss your divorce with one of our experienced attorneys? You can schedule your free initial consultation by calling our office at 210-201-1630. You can also complete our confidential online form, and we will reach out to you.

What Our Clients Say


Ms. Marvel has assisted me regarding child support issues for the last 3 years. She is very knowledgeable in child support issues in Texas and also across state lines such as California. She came highly recommended to me by a fellow attorney, the highest compliment she can receive in my opinion. She is professional, responsive and gets the job done. Her staff is very helpful, returns calls and Karen and her staff are responsive to issues that arise. I highly recommend Karen Marvel to anyone seeking a family law attorney in Texas.
Karen Marvel is an excellent family lawyer, who presented at a legal conference I attended. I learned valuable information and tools from her that I now use to help my own clients. After the conference, I've called on her a few times when I needed her expertise in child support matters, and she was always willing to help. She is extremely well-respected in our legal community, and I highly recommend her services.
I recently hired Megan to represent me in my divorce. She was very easy to work with, responsive, and efficient. I was extremely impressed with her timeliness and was overall very pleased with her work. I would recommend her if looking for a divorce attorney...
I was very pleased with Megan's performance in court. She has been a blessing in our lives and single handedly changed our lives for the better . It was a very difficult case on my end and was brilliant with negotiations with OAG. I will always be grateful to Megan and wish the best of luck in future cases...
When I needed a lawyer I asked my coworkers for their recommendations. Three of my coworkers recommended Brandon Wong and they were very satisfied with his services. I contacted Brandon and he handled my divorce in a timely and efficient manner...
I have felt so important to Brandon since the day we first met. I had a million questions and worries, Brandon made me feel informed of all possibilities and confident in him.
Meeting you and having your professional and emotional help during the process of my divorce has definitely been invaluable. In the professional aspect, you are not only a brilliant attorney but you are reasonable, just, and fair. During the process of my divorce I found myself completely...
Brandon represented me in a child custody matter. He is professional, educated, informative and provided his services in an economical manner. He worked to obtain a settlement outside of the courtroom. When the case required a visit to court, his experience guided me through smoothly and ultimately delivered the decision in my favor...
Please don't hesitate to hire Brandon Wong. He genuinely cares about his clients. He protects his clients, he returns calls and e-mails, which is critical when you are in a situation where you need an attorney...
I would recommend Mr. Wong for his professional services. He was very attentive to my case, returning phone calls and emails before the end of every business day...
Brandon handled my divorce in a first class manner. He was always available to talk when I had questions or needed advice. He was a relentless lawyer and ensured that the settlement was fair and just...
I highly recommend Mr. Wong if you are looking for an honest and hardworking attorney who is more interested in properly representing his clients than making a quick dollar...
We received excellent legal help from Brandon Wong. Our family had a custody issue that had us spinning our wheels for a year due to the complexity. Brandon handled our case quickly and with heart. We felt genuinely cared for during the entire process and will continue to recommend him to anyone who needs legal help...
Brandon handled my divorce and made it easier than I could have imagined. He took care of everything, totally minimized the stress on me, and was extremely professional while remaining very approachable and compassionate...
Hired Mr. Wong to represent me on a child-support arrears enforcement case. Dad was ordered to pay child-support in 1991, and up until my daughter turned 18 years of age...

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Accolades & Achievements

Brandon, Karen, Megan Are Proud To Have Achieved The Following Legal Accolades for Exemplary Legal Service.

*Karen Marvel was recognized in Texas Monthly in 2008-2019 as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters service)

**Karen Marvel is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization