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The Best Texas Metroplex Lawyers Guide Clients Through the Divorce Process

PROVEN track record – DALLAS FIRM HANDLES EACH ASPECT OF divorce and MATRIMONIAL LITIGATION

Going through a divorce will disrupt your life in so many ways, and if you have children it can disrupt their lives as well.  However, having a qualified experienced matrimonial divorce attorney by your side, while they work to protect your and your family’s rights and work to protect your family’s interests, will reduce those disruptions and will relieve unnecessary stress. At Goldstein & Scopellite, PC, our attorneys servicing the Dallas, Collin and Denton TX areas, with over 85 years of combined legal experience, know how to protect your rights and your interests.  We have an excellent track record and have assisted hundreds of clients through the division of their marital estate and through the final orders process, and we have worked diligently to ensure that the marital estate is properly divided, the family is protected, and we have ensured that the family is left with a healthy environment. Throughout the DFW Metroplex, our lawyers, who know the courts and the law, have been able to negotiate and mediate to minimize the cost and the aggravation involved in the divorce process and if necessary we will be there to litigate, also ensuring that costs and aggravation are kept to their possible minimum.  Having an experienced advocate on your side in the dissolution process ensures that your position will be heard and protected. And, as stated above, if litigation is necessary, our family law litigators understand how to investigate and deal with complex estate situations and any issue that might arise during your divorce, and we will be there to protect you and your estate and your family, so that you don’t make a mistake that could hurt you and your children for many years to come.

DEDICATED dallas TEXAS ATTORNEYS PROVIDE DETAILED ADVICE ON DIVORCE LAW serving collin and denton couty, tx

Having an informed legal counsel will give you the ability to manage your divorce in a way that meets the needs of you and your children. We offer knowledgeable guidance on marital dissolution issues such as:

  • Grounds — Texas law allows spouses to seek divorces without alleging fault when the marriage is no longer supportable and there is no reasonable possibility of reconciliation. However, traditional fault grounds such as adultery, waste, affairs, and abandonment are also available. We will outline your options based on your specific circumstances.
  • Uncontested divorce — When possible, it is usually better for both parties to agree on issues such as child custody, property division and alimony.  This is known as uncontested. But even in the event that you cannot agree, as is the case in most civil filed divorces, it’s important to have skilled legal representative on your side. Our firm’s lawyers will conduct a thorough review of your estate and any agreement that you have made, and we will then, investigate the matter in order to determine if you have waived your rights in making that agreement or if key items were overlooked, and we will provide safeguards and protect your interests through the establishment of the final decree or orders.
  • Alimony — Spousal maintenance payments, often called alimony in other states, allows a party to receive temporary support in Texas, if one partner is unable to meet their financial needs due to a disability, childcare responsibilities or the lack of earning ability due to a marriage that has lasted at least 10 years. If you are in need of spousal support, or if the other party is seeking spousal maintenance, we will investigate the factors and the income of the estate and we will evaluate whether some sort of payment will be warranted. If spousal support maintenance is an issue in your divorce, we will press for a fair result.

Whether your divorce is amicable or contentious, our experienced divorce attorneys with an excellent track record will take the time to listen to your concerns and answer all of your questions.

ACCOMPLISHED LEGAL COUNSELORS TAKE ON CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION MATTERS

After parents break up, terms of custody or visitation, legal authority and the child’s residence must be set. Texas law refers to custodial parents as conservators, and in most Texas cases, unless a parent is proven unfit, the Texas courts will favor joint managing conservatorships so that both parents have a role in key decisions and in their children’s lives. Our child custody and family law divorce attorneys will represent you as a parent and we will work diligently to create mutually acceptable agreements regarding conservatorship as well as residence and visitation, known within the state as possession.

COMPASSIONATE LAWYERS WORK TO ESTABLISH APPROPRIATE CHILD SUPPORT TERMS

Noncustodial parents are required to help meet the financial needs of their children. To determine support payments, Texas uses a formula based on the paying parent’s resources and the number of children needing support. That number is paid by the noncustodial parent and the custodial parent’s income is not taken into consideration.  For each child you have, the percentage of your income to be paid goes up, up to 50% of your available resources. However, in some instances, certain factors make the formula rate inappropriate. Our firm will make sure that we bring the income issues to the court’s attention so that the appropriate child support payment is awarded and we will also handle any action relating to the enforcement of unpaid child support or the modification of existing child support orders if there is a change in circumstances to warrant the change.

EFFECTIVE ADVOCATES WORK TO RESOLVE PROPERTY DIVISION ISSUES

Texas is a community property state, so state law mandates that the value of assets acquired during the course of a marriage be split evenly between the divorcing spouses. This includes money or income or property made or obtained during your separation, and even if you are no longer living together. All assets and income are considered until you divorce. This might seem like a relatively simple equation of situation, but disagreements arise in the asset division process and in investigation of income and property all the time. If a disagreement exists over valuation, hidden assets, or other items, our lawyers will be there to stand up for your rights during the negotiations or in court.

Contact an experienced DFW Metroplex divorce lawyer to schedule a consultation

Goldstein & Scopellite, PC represents divorcing spouses throughout the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex in matrimonial divorce litigation and related matters such as child custody and child support disputes. Please call 469-470-4929 or contact us online to make an appointment at one of our offices, located in Addison, TX serving Dallas, Collin and Denton County Texas clients.

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    15455 Dallas Parkway
    Suite 725
    Addison, Texas 75001
    Phone: 214-351-9100
    Fax: 214-351-2889