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Fort Worth divorce attorney Adam Kielich helps clients with divorces in Dallas County, Tarrant County and surrounding areas. Divorce can be a frustrating, painful and stressful time whether your divorce is relatively simple or complicated. Hiring a Fort Worth divorce lawyer can help make the process less painful. Allow the divorce lawyer to deal with the legal issues to set you up for a brighter future. Fort Worth divorce attorney Adam Kielich will work with you to resolve custody and property issues.

Hiring a Fort Worth divorce attorney does not mean you are gearing up for conflict in your divorce. It only means you are aware you are not an expert in Texas family law, valuing property and designing custody arrangements in post-divorce families and you want professional help.

Tarrant County family law attorney Adam Kielich can help you with your divorce in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, Hurst, Euless, Bedford and surrounding areas.

Your needs in a Dallas or Tarrant County divorce

Divorce is about more than just ending the marriage. It’s about arranging the future of the soon-to-be-ex-spouses and the children. The key issues to address in your marriage are:

Stability during the divorce process in Texas

While the divorce is ongoing there needs to be an arrangement to ensure the parents have access to the children and they are cared for. In a marital dissolution it is typically to seek temporary orders from the court for these purposes.

Dealing with assets and debts in a Texas divorce

You acquired property and debts during the divorce that are jointly owned by both spouses. Dividing this property is not just about cutting everything in half. There are meaningful ways to divide property to maximize the rights of each party and fairly divide liability for debts.

Custody and the co-parenting relationship under Texas law

Your relationship with your children is important. As part of ending your marriage it is vital that you preserve access to your children. We have to consider what custodial arrangement is best for your children and your co-parenting relationship.

Financial support for your children in Texas

In the end you will need to think about the financial care for your children whether you are going to receive child support or pay child support. You need to ensure fair terms are established that will adequately provide for the wellbeing of your children.

Dealing with the emotional aspects

Your divorce will take an emotional toll on you and your children. It may have tough effects on your relationship with your children. These issues need to be dealt with for your own mental health and the welfare of your children. Although your divorce attorney will not take care of this need, by hiring a lawyer to care for your legal needs you can focus on your emotional needs.

Common Questions for a Fort Worth Divorce Attorney

Do I Need a Divorce Attorney?

You can handle your own divorce if you believe you have the expertise to divide assets in a meaningful way, to adequately protect your parental rights and access to your children, to maneuver the judicial process and obtain the information through the divorce necessary to make these decisions and you are willing to accept the risk of whatever happens if you are wrong. The truth is that most people do not have this expertise any more than they have the expertise to perform their own dental work, surgery, plumbing, or other work that requires a high level of expertise in a specific kind of knowledge.

Usually it does not lead to a very good result.
What If We Already Agree about The Divorce?

Great! The more the parties can cooperate in the divorce the higher the probability that both parties will leave the divorce in a healthy position and that is truly important when kids are involved. Fort Worth family law attorney Adam Kielich often helps people with agreed divorces. It is important to consider whether the agreement is fair and make sure that my client understands the implications of the agreement.

It is never the goal to create conflict and undo an agreement unless the agreement is detrimental to the client.
How Much Will My Divorce Cost?

There’s no hard and fast rule about what your divorce will cost unless you have a truly uncontested, agreed divorce. Uncontested divorces are available on a flat fee and you can see those fixed prices by visiting the uncontested divorce page. For all other divorces it depends upon the complexity of the issues involved, the amount of conflict between the parties and how deep into the judicial process your divorce goes before a resolution is reached.

When hiring a Fort Worth divorce attorney you have to think not only about what you can afford but the value of what the attorney offers.
How Long Will My Divorce Take?

Under the Texas Family Code a divorce cannot be granted in less than sixty days unless domestic violence is an issue. There is no maximum time period and sometimes divorces take years to resolve. However, the average divorce usually reaches a conclusion in six to nine months. The time involved in your case will depend upon the complexity and the conflict between the parties.

The more time you want to fight over minor issues or use the judicial process to air out your emotional conflict the longer (and more expensive) your divorce will be

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Will Everything Be Divided 50/50?

Under the Texas Family Code property is divided in a manner that is “just and right” applying our strange community property rules. That does not mean everything the spouses own will be added together and cut in half. Some property is the separate property of either spouse and is not subject to division in the divorce. The community property owned jointly by the spouses will be divided in a just and right manner. That does not necessarily mean a 50/50 split down the middle but usually something close to an even split. In a fault divorce (compared to a no fault divorce) the division may be further away from an even split to account for the bad acts but the costs of proving those bad acts may be more than the advantage gained.

Dividing property is not just about balancing the financial value of what each party gets but also what property is actually received. For example, if you keep the house and your spouse moves into an apartment then there is no reason to divide the lawn care equipment just say to everything was divided in half. The apartment dweller has no use for a lawn mower.

We need to make sure the property division is fair and purposeful.
Who Will Get The Kids?

Many people believe the mother always gets the kids and dad ends up being an afterthought on a few weekends. This arrangement does occur often but not because the law or judges necessarily favor mothers over fathers. Rather, this often happens because mothers are more likely to be the primary caretaker for the children during the marriage and maintaining that level of care is important for the children.

However, this does not have to be the case in your divorce. How time and rights will be divided depends upon the particular facts in your case and what agreement the parties can reach. I have helped many people obtain 50/50 custody arrangements and other custom arrangements that reflect the best interests of the children and preserves the parenting relationships.

Do I Need to Hire an Agressive Attorney?

Some people seek out attorneys who advertise as aggressive family law attorneys for various reasons. Sometimes they want to cause emotional pain to their spouse as part of the divorce. Sometimes they think taking the most hostile approach will give the best results.

Generally this approach does not create an advantage for clients. Often cases that go down this path are far more expensive than necessary and the parties end up getting a lot less beneficial result because each side digs in and focuses on how little the other side gets rather than what is best in the long term for themselves. Sometimes an assertive position is necessary in a divorce. If we start out that way then we have given ourselves less room for any other solution.

That is rarely best for most clients.

How I Can Help You with Your Texas Divorce

Tarrant County family law attorney Adam Kielich treats each as a unique case with its own circumstances. What was true for the last client will not be true for you or the next client. The way the divorce process works needs crafting to your individual needs. Sometimes a divorce requires a more aggressive posture, sometimes a more cooperative approach. Adam Kielich looks at what the client needs instead of applying a one size fits all approach.

Fort Worth divorce lawyer Adam Kielich has a decade of experience working in the benefits industry and four of those spent working with retirement plans at one of the largest financial firms in the world.

Hiring a divorce attorney can help make the process less painful by allowing the divorce attorney to deal with the legal issues and the legal process to set you up for a brighter future.

Property division in a Fort Worth divorce

The property division cycles back into custody issues. The relationship between the property division and custody issues is a commonly ignored issue. Financial instability after the divorce can have a real problem for your relationship with your children. How will you afford child support if you’re drowning in debt? What kind of meaningful relationship will you have with your kids if you’re spending all your time working? Can assets be set aside for the benefit of the children? The more likely financial stability, the more likely custodial stability will also occur.

Custody and child support in a Texas divorce

Your relationship with your children is a long term commitment. It’s easy to reach for the custody agreement that makes sense right now and gets the divorce finished; but your relationship with your kids is not a short term relationship solved by a quick fix. Your situation right now may be significantly different in six months or a year or five years from now. Balancing your short term needs against your long term needs reduces the likelihood that the co-parenting relationship will break down.

Contact Fort Worth divorce attorney Adam Kielich to start on your divorce

Adam Kielich is ready to help you with your divorce in Tarrant County or Dallas County. The result of the divorce can have a significant impact on your future. Do not wait for the divorce to become ugly to start working with an attorney. Contact The Kielich Law Firm and schedule a consultation in its Bedford, Texas office today.

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