What To Expect At A Texas Divorce Trial
In most situations, it is best to try to resolve legal matters, including divorce, before you are at trial. This can lessen the financial and emotional toll that these proceedings can take on the entire family.
In some cases, however, a trial cannot be avoided. In these situations, your best bet is to have a good understanding of what to expect — as well as representation from an experienced divorce lawyer.
In Texas, divorce trials typically include the following steps:
- During the final trial, both parties call upon witnesses, present evidence and testify themselves before a court or jury.
- After all testimony has been heard, the court judge or jury will decide upon the terms of the divorce. This includes the division of property and debts as well as applicable decisions regarding child custody, child support and alimony.
- The terms are then drawn up into a court decree, which governs the divorce. Both spouses must abide by the decisions outlined in this final decree.
Hire An Accomplished, Experienced Dallas Divorce Attorney
The law firm of Lisa E. McKnight, P.C., can provide strong representation through all stages of your divorce, from pretrial preparation to adherence to the final court decrees. Attorney Lisa E. McKnight has more than two decades of legal experience and is a board-certified family law specialist.* She is prepared to handle even the most complex situations during a divorce, and can be a strong advocate for you both in and out of the courtroom.
* Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of family law