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Is your divorce heading to court?

Although many divorces are handled outside of the courtroom in Houston, some do need to have a court date to be resolved. When certain aspects of a divorce cannot be resolved, like child support, division of assets, alimony, etc., a court date becomes inevitable. Certain tips may help divorcing spouses prepare for the court date.

When a divorce court date becomes inevitable because of a dispute, emotions can be at an all time high. There are some things to keep in mind before the court date occurs. First, it is important to know what the rules are surrounding the procedure. Discovery is the first part of the divorce process after the court steps have been taken. This is the time when spouses will need to share all relevant information. Depositions may be taken, case information statements, and questions answered in written form.

Experts may be brought in to appraise property or a business, conduct psychological examinations, and the like. A divorce is full of emotions, but it can be helpful to try to minimize the impact these emotions can have. Be prepared to answer any questions in front of the judge in a calm manner. Kids should also not be brought into the courtroom. Also, it is important to know that even if a divorce is being contested in a courtroom, it can still be settled out of court. Keeping the options open can be beneficial.

A legal professional skilled in family law can help a person who is facing a divorce. They are experts in Texas divorce law and the many different ways a person can proceed in a divorce. An attorney understands that each divorce is unique and can make sure their client's needs are being met.

Although the vast majority of divorces are settled out of court, when there is a dispute that just cannot be resolved, going in front of a judge may be the best option. Knowing what this entails can help a person prepare for the court date.

Source: huffingtonpost.com, "Are you prepared for your day in (divorce) court?", Bari Zell Weinberger, Feb. 29, 2016

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