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Divorce is a big event in most people’s lives because it concerns the division of marital assets, and often child custody and possession arrangements. It is important to have the attorney best suited to guide you through the process and advocate for your rights.

Jessica Fritz is a skilled and compassionate attorney, and she is here to help you reach the best possible resolution in your divorce case. Through negotiation or litigation, she is prepared to fight for what is best for you and to make the process as painless as possible.

A few common divorce issues we handle include:

  • Property Division
  • Child Custody
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Modifications

Divorce Process in Texas

  1. Petition: One spouse must petition the court to ask for a divorce. This means that one of the spouses must file an Original Petition for Divorce. The person who files the petition is called the Petitioner and the other is call the Respondent. Once the divorce petition is filed, the Petitioner must either have the Respondent served or get a waiver from the Respondent.
  2. Temporary Restraining Order: this is not required in a Harris County divorce, but if necessary the court can sign an order that prevents either party some or all of the following:
    • Hiding or destroying assets
    • Harassing or threatening the other spouse
    • Hiding the child from either spouse
  3. Answer: The Respondent with file an Answer with the court (if that party did not sign a waiver).
  4. Discovery: While the divorce is pending, the parties may request an exchange of information from the other spouse. This process is known as Discovery.
  5. Mediation: The parties can try to settle out of court through mediation. This is an informal settlement process where each spouse and their attorneys meet with a mediator. A mediator is an attorney who assists that parties with the negotiation process. If mediation is successful, the parties can reach an agreement and avoid having to go to trial.
  6. Trial: If the parties fail to reach an agreement on some or all of the issues in their case, they will go to trial. Each side will present evidence and put on testimony and ask the court to rule on necessary matters.

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