Let Our Experienced Attorneys Bring Your Divorce to a Quick and Fair End
Contrary to popular opinion, a divorce doesn’t need to result in a messy courtroom battle. If you and your spouse generally agree on how to handle your divorce-related issues, a mediated divorce maybe your best option.
What is a Mediated Divorce?
A mediated divorce is an agreed divorce. Mediations are facilitated by a third-party mediator, typically a former Family Judge or seasoned Family Law Attorney, who does not take sides but facilitates an agreement each party can live with to finalize the divorce. Mediated divorces are faster and more affordable than a contested divorce, which involves litigation and a trial in front of a judge.
Benefits of a Mediated Divorce
It’s always better and cheaper when the divorce is not dragged out in court. In addition to being expensive and emotionally overwhelming, the courtroom is uncertain. Arriving at a mediated resolution versus leaving matters in the hands of a judge is generally a better option. Our Fort Worth mediated divorce lawyers will help ensure there’s a fair outcome for both parties.
If you’re unable or unwilling to solve your problems through mediation, our award-winning DFW divorce attorneys will passionately represent you during a contested divorce.
Quality Legal Services at a Price You Can Afford
The mediated divorce lawyers at Sean Lynch, PLLC, are pleased to offer some of the most affordable legal services in Fort Worth and Arlington. Unlike other law firms in DFW, we are up-front about our pricing, so that you know exactly what you’ll pay.
We are able to offer the majority of our services for an initial retainer of $2500; however, some cases, like uncontested matters or enforcement cases, might be less. Likewise, some cases might require additional upfront funds.
What sets us apart from other attorneys is that we do not bill hourly. Rather, we bill out of the initial retainer based on a flat-rate, per event price structure, which is outlined in your contract. This way, you know exactly what to expect on your monthly bill based on what work has been done in your case. No hidden fees, only up-front pricing.
What to Consider Before Getting a Divorce
Before getting a divorce, there are many issues you will need to consider.
- Asset Valuation: The court will generally divide the marital property in half during a divorce. Each spouse will get half of all assets, including:
- Personal assets, accounts, and debt
- Joint assets, accounts, and debt
- Real estate
- Intellectual property
- Real estate
- Educational degrees
- Child Visitation and Parental Rights: In Texas, parents have two conservatorship options to consider:
- Joint Managing Conservatorship: Both parents share decision-making about most issues. This does not necessarily mean, however, that the child’s time is split between both parents.
- Sole Managing Conservatorship: One parent has the exclusive right to make most decisions about the child.
- Spousal Maintenance: Under Texas law, there’s no guarantee of spousal maintenance, but either party may qualify for extra financial support if…
- The marriage lasted at least 10 years.
- The spouse requesting maintenance is unable to support themselves financially after the divorce. Being unemployed is not enough — the spouse must prove diminished earning capacity. We can help you do this!
- Taxes and Retirement: We will help you navigate the various financial challenges that stem from a divorce, including retirement plans and the first tax return filed, which can be full of surprises.
Get Through Your Divorce Swiftly and Effectively
Regardless of how you and your spouse want to handle the divorce, the DFW divorce attorneys at Sean Lynch, PLLC can help you reach your goals. We understand that going through a divorce is stressful. We’re committed to helping you achieve a fast and affordable resolution.
If you have questions or would like assistance with your uncontested divorce, our award-winning legal team is at your service. Schedule a consultation with us today.