Divorce is never an easy process, but we strive to make it as painless as possible. That begins and ends with the spouses. A divorce is only as difficult and painful as one spouse chooses to make it. There are multiple ways to proceed with a divorce, each with its own pros and cons.
When both spouses find common ground through open dialog and honesty, everyone is spared a lot of headache, heartache and money. In the collaborative process, both you and your attorney enter into a collaborative agreement with your spouse and their attorney, agreeing to work towards a common goal without the court becoming involved to resolve a dispute. If issues arise that you and your spouse cannot agree on, then the divorce will proceed as a contested divorce but each party must acquire a new attorney. This gives both the spouses and their attorneys the incentive to work through differences in order to make the process as civil as possible.
Any time you have to go to court it is going to be a long, emotional, and expensive process. Just as we are ready to handle your uncontested divorce, we are there if the gloves come off. The exception is if we were representing you in a collaborative agreement prior to going to trial.
Simple Uncontested Divorce •
Sometimes two people just want to get it over with and go on with their lives. While simply giving up is rarely the best solution, it often seems like the easiest. If two spouses have decided together that they want to dissolve their marriage, we can help make it as simple and cost efficient as possible. We can represent you in your uncontested divorce for a fraction of the cost of a full trial with both of you paying for an attorney. All that is required is for both parties to agree on all aspects of the divorce; assets, debts, children, even the dog. If you both just want to move on with as little hassle as possible, this is the best option.
Do It Yourself Divorce •
In Texas, it is possible for you to file for divorce without the assistance of an attorney. This is not recommended because the process is confusing and most people do not know the ins and outs of where to start, what to say, what documents to write, or even where to file. One false move and you could cost yourself a lot more than you saved by not at least hiring an attorney to draft your original petition. With the DIY divorce, we can provide you with the pertinent documents to file and a step by step roadmap of the process from filing to final decree, all for a flat rate. No hidden fees to chew up your budget and hourly billing from our firm. You simply pay the flat DIY fee and the filing fees for your county. The only thing you do not get is representation by our firm or legal advice.
No adult should be without a last will and testament, especially if you are married with minor children. We can help you put together a package including a will, physician's directive, and a power of attorney. We can also help you set up revocable trusts, just give us a call.
Donny Haltom is a graduate of the South Texas College of Law and holds a Bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State University. He is a veteran of the United States Army where he served in the medical corps. Prior to entering private practice, he worked in industrial sales, litigation support at a global law firm, and in the radio and television industry.
Donny makes his home in Katy where he lives with his family and is active in chuch, scouting, and anything having to do with baseball.
Every case is different, yours is no exception. Call us for a free initial consultation. We will talk with you to determine your exact needs and together decide the next step to take.
Based in Katy, Texas, we handle family law cases in Harris and all surrounding counties.