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Compassionate Texas Divorce Lawyer Provides Guidance and Advice

Full-service family law firms in Lewisville, Flower Mound, and McKinney.

divorce is more than the end of a marriage, it’s a very emotional and stressful event. At Ilarraza Law, P.C., we help ease the legal strain of divorce so you’re able to concentrate on the health and well-being of your family.

I understand the importance of protecting your rights and the rights of your children. This is why I take your individual needs into account as I seek the best possible results for you regarding:

Family law mediator who encourages cooperation

As a family law divorce attorney, I understand the importance of mediation. Mediators give you and your spouse the opportunity to negotiate a divorce settlement in a more amicable setting by working with a trained facilitator.

In addition, the mediation process fosters cooperation between partners and produces less stress and hostility than you’d otherwise experience with litigation. Mediation is also a great tool when it comes to reducing the time and cost of divorce. Perhaps the best benefit of mediation is that it puts the decisions in your hands.

I can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement, a fair child support agreement, and a healthy child custody arrangement. All while providing you with quality legal advice customized to your unique divorce case.

Family law litigator by your side

Mediation is a great tool, but it doesn’t always work for everyone. Sometimes litigation is necessary to resolve your family’s disputes. Having a strong divorce attorney by your side can alleviate the uncertainty and stress of the arduous litigation process and help you obtain the most favorable trial outcome when divorcing. Through tactical trial strategies and a dynamic courtroom presence, I successfully represent clients throughout the litigation process.

If you’re considering filing for divorce or if you’re ready to move forward and file for divorce, then the divorce lawyers at Ilarraza Law are here to help. Divorces are difficult but our family law divorce team is here to help with your case. We’ll support you throughout the divorce experience with our knowledge, experience, and financial advice. Your best interest matters and quality legal representation will help protect those interests.

Texas Divorce Process

The State of Texas has a specific divorce process. It begins when one spouse files for divorce with the court using an Original Petition for Divorce. From this moment, this spouse becomes the petitioner, making the other spouse the respondent. The petitioning spouse is also able to request a temporary restraining order at this time.

Once filed, the respondent can either sign a waiver that gives up their right to be served with the petition, or they’ll otherwise be served.

Once both spouses have all of the information on the Original Petition for Divorce, negotiations begin. They can work through this process using attorneys and a mediator to avoid the expense of going to trial. If the divorcing couple can reach an agreement, then one of the attorneys will prepare the settlement agreement. A judge will review the agreement and sign off on it if they approve.

However, if the couple is not able to reach an agreement, then they will go to court. Here, the judge will decide on the issues on their behalf.

What are the grounds for filing for divorce in Texas?

In order to file for a Texas divorce, the petitioner needs to either file for a no-fault divorce or select the grounds for divorce. Options include:

  • Abandonment
  • Adultery
  • Cruelty
  • Mental Hospital Confinement for a Minimum of 1 Year
  • Felony Conviction or Incarceration for a Minimum of 1 Year

What Our Ilarraza Law Family Lawyers Can Do for You

The attorneys at the Ilarraza Law Firm are skilled in a number of family law cases. Our offices serve the residents of Lewisville, Flower Mound, McKinney, and Killeen, TX areas. Our goal is to help our clients resolve these important issues with our legal knowledge and strategies while offering guidance and legal advice along the way. Some of the cases we specialize in include:

  1. Divorce – We understand the difficulties of divorce. Our attorneys are here to guide you through the legal aspects of divorce while you focus on the emotional side and healing. We’ve also worked with clients on adultery cases, no-fault divorces, and high-net-worth divorces.
  2. Same-Sex Marriage/Divorce – Our attorneys protect the rights of same-sex couples throughout divorce proceedings and any other family law disputes.
  3. Child Custody – We help clients create parenting schedules that work for all involved parties with a focus on what is in the children’s best interests.
  4. Child Support – In cases where one parent is responsible for providing financial support for the child or children, we help ensure the receiving parent receives a fair amount to provide for the child.
  5. Debt Division – We work with clients to come to a fair arrangement regarding marital debt.
  6. Division of Marital Property – We focus on the amicable division of property through mediation when it comes to dividing assets.
  7. Spousal Support – In cases where spousal support is warranted, we help work out what support is necessary and how much is appropriate.
  8. Adoptions – We help many families through the complex process of adoption including filing the appropriate paperwork, setting up home visits, and negotiating litigation.
  9. Annulments – Our legal team can help determine if you’re marriage is eligible for an annulment. If so, we work tirelessly to resolve your case quickly.
  10. Domestic Violence & Protective Orders – We help clients who are victims of domestic violence. If you’re in immediate danger, please dial 9-1-1. If not, we can help you establish a safe environment for you and your children.
  11. Enforcement of Court Orders – In cases where the other party refuses to abide by the court order, we can help seek enforcement of that court order.
  12. Modifications – As life evolves, it changes. We can help you with modifications to account for changing life circumstances.
  13. Paternity – We’ve helped many families establish the paternity of a child.
  14. Prenuptial Agreements – Our staff is happy to help soon-to-be spouses create an agreement that addresses any problems that may arise in the event of a divorce or death.
  15. Postnuptial Agreements – We also help recently married couples create an agreement to address any problems that may potentially arise in the event of a divorce or death.

What Post-Divorce Services do you offer?

Once your divorce is finalized, our attorneys can help you navigate post-judgment issues as well. It’s not uncommon for many people to find themselves in need of a lawyer after divorce. Here are several reasons why you may need a family law lawyer after a divorce:

  1. Concerns related to changes in children’s expenses
  2. Violations of parenting agreements
  3. Violations of custody agreements
  4. Violations of visitation agreements
  5. Parenting issues when one parent moves out of the area or out of state
  6. Changes in parenting plans due to changing needs of the child
  7. Spousal support adjustments due to remarriage or income changes
  8. Problems associated with property distribution

Whatever your needs, our experienced family law attorneys can help. Call us today for a consultation to discuss the specifics of your case.

Call Ilarraza Law today at (214) 646-3253 for an initial consultation with a lawyer for divorce, child custody, child support, or other family law matters.


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