I understand that the decision to end your marriage is not one that you have entered into lightly, and I make it the focus of my Family Law practice to listen to your concerns and to help guide you through this tough time. Whether you and your spouse agree on the terms of your divorce, or whether there is contention as to some of the division of marital property, child custody, or child support issues, the Law Offices of Shawn H. Smith is the right choice for your Texas Divorce or Dissolution of Marriage in San Antonio and the surrounding counties.
Among Family Law Attorneys, we generally divide divorce into two categories: Simple or Uncontested Divorce and Contested Divorce. At the Law Offices of Shawn H. Smith, I am ready and able to help you with both.
Simple Divorce: As the name implies, in a Simple or Uncontested divorce, the parties agree to the terms of the Divorce Decree, and there is no argument as to how the property is to be divided and how child custody and support will be handled for any children of the marriage. I have had clients in the past ask why an attorney would be necessary for this type of a divorce and the answer is quite simple: you are dealing with matters of the utmost importance in your lives, and any mistake in the paperwork or shortsighted agreement made just for the purpose of getting it over with could affect you for decades to come. You need the experience of an attorney who has seen the problems that can arise out of even a simple divorce to help assure that your rights are adequately protected and to give you the peace of mind that your divorce has been handled properly. Call me today for your free consultation, and I will answer your simple divorce questions for you.
Contested Divorce: The most common areas of conflict in a contested divorce are Child Custody, Child Support, and Property Division. At the Law Offices of Shawn H. Smith, I will work tirelessly for you to get you your fair share. I will use all of the tools available to us, including negotiation with the opposing party or mediation, in order to help you avoid the necessity of a trial. If litigation becomes inevitable, however, I will not hesitate to take your case to court and fight for your rights. The division of property after divorce can be extremely complex, and you need an attorney who understands the Texas Family Code and who can explain the process to you in language you can understand. Likewise, there is no more important issue in marriage dissolution than the care and support of your children, and you need an attorney that will be willing to fight for what is best for your family. Please do not hesitate to call me today with your questions about your contested divorce, your first consultation is free and I am available nights and weekends for your convenience.