Uncontested Divorce

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Are you getting what you pay for with a cheap divorce in Texas? Fort Worth uncontested divorce lawyer discusses

There are a lot of lawyers and non-lawyers offering services with uncontested divorces in Tarrant County and Dallas County. Many of these entities offering low cost uncontested divorces offer prices far below what most divorce attorneys charge. Not all uncontested divorce services in north Texas may provide the right services, even if they offer the right prices. You may be able to get away with using a low cost option; although down the road you may regret the decision when you find out low cost also came with low value. In other situations low cost uncontested divorce services turned into...

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The Kielich Law Firm Podcast Episode #2: Uncontested Divorce in Texas

So this is episode two of my podcast. I didn't realize until posting episode #1 that it sounds robotic. (I left the warp function active in Ableton, if that means anything to you.) This episode is the first to discuss a legal topic and I chose uncontested divorces in Bedford for this episode. I've written about uncontested divorces multiple times on this blog and it is a service I am happy to provide to many clients to help them achieve a low cost divorce in Texas. In this episode I discuss what an uncontested divorce is, the process to obtain an uncontested...

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The importance of a well constructed 50/50 custody arrangement in a divorce in Texas

Many people exit a divorce with children with the desire to balance the custody relationship so the parents split time with the children in a 50/50 custody arrangement. I have written several times about the risks involved in 50/50 child custody arrangements. As great as they are when they work, they are terrible for everybody when they go wrong. The risks are so great that many Texas family judges are hesitant to approve 50/50 custody in a divorce. The reason for the refusal is that the judge believes the standard possession order (the typical 1-3-5 weekend schedule) is a good default...

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The Kielich Law Firm Podcast for Texas law and lawyers

In addition to my frequent law blog postings about employment law, family law and wrongful termination litigation on this site I decided to branch out with my free legal content into the world of podcasting. I am not convinced the podcast is a better delivery method for legal analysis and discussion; but for now it's something that I plan on exploring and see where it takes me. My intention is to use the podcast to discuss the same legal topics but in a more fluid way. Some people are not great visual learners so for those auditory learners out there it's a nice...

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Creative Custody and Possession Schedules in a Fort Worth Divorce

A few months ago I wrote a post about problems with 50/50 custody arrangements. Generally, the problems I discussed are relevant to any kind of custom or creative custody arrangement deviating from the standard possession order or extended standard possession order schedule found in the Texas Family Code. 50/50 custody arrangements are not the only type of non-standard custody arrangements in a Texas divorce. You can create almost any kind of custody arrangement that you like. Some custody arrangements are extremely unusual but work for the family. Your unique schedule may do as little as tweak the times in the standard possession...

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When uncontested divorce in Texas goes wrong. Really wrong–Fort Worth uncontested divorce lawyers

I have written numerous times about uncontested divorce in Texas and uncontested divorce services I offer from my Bedford office. It is possible to obtain an uncontested divorce without an attorney if there is no significant property and no children. When the spouses have complex child custody issues or there is significant property it is rarely a good idea to use your divorce to start learning legal drafting. The more complex the issues, the greater the risk that your divorce decree will result in future problems. I believe people are better off obtaining legal advice for a divorce; but simple divorces often work without attorneys....

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Uncontested divorce and waiver of service in Tarrant County and Dallas County, Texas

In an uncontested divorce in Fort Worth or Dallas it makes very little sense to spend the $80 to serve the respondent in a divorce suit where the respondent knows the divorce is coming and is not going to contest the terms of the divorce. The Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, however, require a petitioner (or plaintiff) to a lawsuit, such as a divorce suit, to serve process on a respondent (or defendant). That allows the respondent/defendant to learn about the suit and respond to the allegations in the petition. In the alternative, the rules permit the responding party to file...

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The Hidden Danger of Child Support Income Withholding in Texas

In Tarrant County divorces with children, child support is almost always awarded. Along with the support comes an income withholding order (IWO) to garnish child support from the paying parent's paycheck. The paying parent, the obligor, will have payments deducted and paid through the Attorney General or a domestic relations office. The income withholding order is often a good deal. It helps ensure child support goes to the receiving parent, the obligee, and avoids the obligor having to prove payments went to the obligee. There is a hidden trap when obligors are least capable of freeing themselves from a child support enforcement.  This post could potentially...

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Divorce agreements and duress in a Bedford, Texas divorce with Bedford divorce lawyer Adam Kielich

Around the interwebs, I see a lot of people in the midst of divorce, or after the divorce has been granted by a Texas court, that they signed a divorce agreement, mediated settlement agreement, or divorce decree but that they signed it "under duress", "under pressure", or they were "forced to sign it." These statements typically come along with a question about whether the agreement or divorce decree can be overturned or set aside by a Texas divorce court. The answer is typically no but let's explain why. If you expect to divorce your spouse in the near future then...

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What it takes to get an uncontested divorce on your own in Texas

Last Wednesday I was at the Dallas County Family Courts helping a client wrap up an uncontested divorce. The early morning court sessions are typically open to what are called "prove ups" in which parties present testimony on uncontested issues (such as name changes, uncontested divorce decree signing, etc.) and the judge grants the orders or divorce decrees. These sessions are open to both attorneys and pro se parties (people without lawyers); but Texas courts typically allow the parties with attorneys to go to the front of the line. That must be very frustrating for pro se parties who have been...

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