Contested Divorce

Skilled Lawyers for Complex Divorce Matters

It is common for people to begin a contested divorce process with a lot of unsettled issues. With our contested divorce attorneys, it is equally common for most or all of those issues to be resolved before it comes to a trial in Texas family court. But in a small percentage of cases, the disagreements are simply too important, and a trial is necessary.

At the Schneider Law Firm, our family law attorneys care deeply about the clients we represent in contested divorce cases. We take a client-centered approach that places you in the driver’s seat, with our legal knowledge and resources backing you up, helping you reach your goals. Call 817-755-1852 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our skilled divorce lawyers.

Issues that Cause Problems in Contested Divorce Cases

While most people would like to think they can hammer out a quick agreement, that is seldom what happens in real life. Common contested issues are property division, distribution of a pension, alimony, and child custody.

Fair Division of Assets: Our firm can handle complex divorce cases involving large estates, financial interests in a business, and division of a military or work pension. Even in a “simple” divorce, there may be questions about whether an inheritance or a “separate” property has become a marital asset. When needed, we access financial experts to help our clients feel confident they are being treated fairly in the property settlement agreement.

Child Custody Battles: We have worked with several clients who had challenging jobs with variable schedules, such as firefighters, police officers, airline pilots, and high-level executives. Our clients were caring parents, but the other parent questioned or contested how they handle parenting and work responsibilities and these contested divorce cases ended up in family court. Our goal is to help you find workable solutions to child custody that safeguard your relationship with your child. We do that in negotiations as well as at trial if that is what it takes to protect your parental rights.

Fault and Other Emotional Issues: Sometimes the biggest stumbling block to an uncontested divorce is emotional. A spouse is mad and unwilling to compromise. A parent harbors fears about the parenting ability of the other parent, leading him or her to make claims of unfitness. In such cases, our divorce attorneys take aggressive action to protect our clients’ rights and interests.

We often take contested divorce cases to court. We do not shy away from the hard work of preparing for trial; in fact, that is where we shine. By preparing every case as if it will go to trial, we are prepared to succeed in the face of challenges.

Call Our Office to Speak to a Contested Divorce Attorney

Whether you live in Southlake, Keller, Colleyville, Grapevine, HEB, Mansfield, or Arlington call or email us to schedule a free initial consultation. We have two offices for your convenience, Fort Worth call (817) 755-1852, Arlington call (817) 799-7125. Learn more about how we can help you put your best foot forward in a divorce that has messy or complicated issues.