It is estimated that nearly 95% of divorces in the United States are uncontested and resolved in a timely manner. Sometimes no matter hard they try, a divorcing couple cannot agree on the important issues that would help to finalize their divorce. In a contested divorce, one or both spouses may refuse to cooperate with the many decisions that must be made, and this prolongs the divorce process significantly. This can be stressful to both spouses and others involved, and may lead to an expensive litigation.
Contested Divorce and Litigation
Texas is a no-fault divorce state, and statistics show that the terms of a divorce, especially with respect to child-related matters and finances, are often more contested in no fault divorces. Some spouses are able to settle their marital issues easily and divorce quickly, while others may not reach agreement on key matters like child support,
custody. Other common issues of contention are asset and
property division and determining
spousal maintenance, and the court cannot issue a final divorce decree until these issues have been resolved.
In the case of contested divorce, the courts may need to step in and make decisions for the divorcing couple, especially if there are children involved. These cases result in long and expensive litigation, depending on how long it takes the parties to come into agreement to reach a final settlement to end their marriage. Couples in the state of Texas must also serve a waiting period after filing for a divorce before the divorce will be granted, and this period is 60 days. Our divorce attorneys can provide competent legal counsel while protecting the interests of the client at all times. There may be a lot at stake with a high net worth divorce, but a legal professional can help the parties reach an equitable agreement regarding the distribution of assets and holdings.