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.
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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.