Answering Your Questions About Family Law

If you are facing a family law issue, you may have questions about where to start or what to expect. At The Harris Law Firm, our goal is to help you reach your desired outcome. During a free initial consultation, clients often have similar questions about how the family law process works. We compiled the most common below. Read on to learn more.

What Is The Process For Legally Resolving A Family Law Issue?

Family law matters vary based on the circumstances of the family, but in general the steps toward resolution follow a basic pattern. The process begins with filing a petition or modification request. After filing, you must give legal notice to an opposing party through a service of process notification or have the opposing party sign a waiver of service.

Generally, when an opposing party signs a waiver of service, this is a notification that the parties will attempt to reach an agreement. Following notification, the opposing party has a chance to answer the petition. After a short waiting period, the case proceeds to an initial hearing in front of a family court judge. If an opposing party ignores a service of process notification, a default will be entered with the court where all relief requested by the filing party will be granted.

Why Hire An Attorney For Your Divorce?

The divorce process can be complex, even when couples wish to end the marriage amicably. Couples must divide significant assets, create a parenting plan when children are involved and meet all legal requirements. Family laws are nuanced, and you could inadvertently cause yourself disservice by attempting to navigate the process alone. Our attorneys understand what is at stake and fight to make sure your rights are protected.

Why Choose The Harris Law Firm?

Our boutique firm focuses on family law issues, giving our team an in-depth knowledge of Texas family law. Harry "Trey" Harris is board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization; Genevieve Barr is selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers list and named in Fort Worth Magazine as Top Attorney. Our attorneys have the skills and experience needed to successfully navigate your case.

Still Have Questions?

If you have additional questions, our team would be happy to answer them during a free half-hour consultation. To schedule your appointment at our Fort Worth office, please call 682-990-5757 or reach us by email.