Many Texas divorce cases settle outside of the court forum. You may be wondering why you should attend mediation and you may just be ready to have your day in court. Attending mediation doesn't mean that you are giving up on your day in court and in many instances a Texas court of law will require the parties to attend mediation before any contested hearing, especially if child custody is involved or their are complex property issues to be litigated. If you are interested in learning more about mediating your case then the Law Office of Chad Zubi can assist you with that and can be reached by phone at 281-962-3877 or by filling in and submitting your contact information on this website.
You are in a better position to understand your life than a court is. For this reason mediation is a great place for you and your soon to be ex-spouse to come to custom agreements regarding many issues that arise in a divorce or other family law case. Some of these issues include child visitation, the right to designate where a child lives, the matter of child support, spousal support, and property division. A court in Texas will generally not veer from what is mandated by the Texas Family Code and you can expect an approach that does not take into consideration every issue that is important to you. For this reason you should consider mediation an opportunity rather than a setback in obtaining your objectives during your family law case. The Law Office of Chad Zubi has experience representing people in mediation and encourages you not to go at it alone. Call the office at 281-962-3877 to schedule your free consultation.
If you are nervous about being in the same room with your spouse during a mediation then don't be. Mediation is meant to be a non adversarial environment where you are free to work together with your attorney and the mediator to come to an agreement that everyone can live with. That being said, most times the parties are placed in different rooms and the neutral mediator will travel back and forth between rooms to help the parties reach an agreement.
If you are thinking about starting a family law case or you are involved in a case then do not go at it alone. Call the Law Office of Chad Zubi today to schedule your free consultation.
Most Houston family lawyers are going to need some initial information from you to be able to get your divorce case or other family law case started. Your lawyer needs to know things such as where you work, where you live, where your spouse lives, information about your children, among other things. This information will be used in drafting the relevant court documents that are necessary to begin the case. At the Law Office of Chad Zubi you will be given a client questionnaire that asks you for this information and it is a good idea to fill it out as carefully and completely as possible, doing so will eliminate many little problems down the road. There are three more documents that are very important and that you need to gather before your divorce begins. The first document is the inventory and appraisement which is provided to you by your attorney, this document shows what property the community estate has and what you believe to be your separate property. This document will need to be notarized. The reason that it is notarized is that it is a sworn statement to the court as to what you believe the community and separate estate to be. The second document that needs to be completed, and this one does not have to be notarized, is the financial information statement. This document shows what income you have and what your expenses are. This will also be submitted to the court. Another important document is the proposed property division. This document shows what you have and how you believe the property should be divided between you and your spouse. The proposed property division need not be notarized. Lastly, you need to gather your two most recent pay stubs, your tax returns for the past two years, and your W2s and/or 1099 forms for the past two years. If you gather and complete all of the documents at the beginning of your case it will help the process move forward more smoothly and efficiently. I encourage you to call the Law Office of Chad Zubi to get any questions that you have answered and to schedule a free consultation. 281-962-3877.
Divorce isn't something people usually enjoy and it doesn't happen often with most people. There are so many feelings that are involved in the process, hurt, burdened, afraid, angry, are a few, there are too many to list. The following article is going to give you a few tips about what why talking to an attorney before a divorce is a good idea. Divorce should not be taken on alone and I encourage you to schedule a free consultation by calling 281-962-3877 or by sending your contact info on any page of this site or by sending an email.
The first real step in obtaining a divorce should be a consultation with a qualified family law attorney. It is a good idea to get a good overview from an attorney about what to expect before plunging into the often complicated divorce process. Here is a list of a few good reasons to schedule a consultation.
1. A Texas family law attorney will be able to give you ways to help accomplish your ends in your family law case. An example of such ends would be how to obtain the right to dictate where your child lives or how to prove that something is your separate property or how to make sure you get as much of your retirement account as you are entitled to.
2. An attorney will be able to tell you whether you should file now or later. Are you in need of temporary orders while the case is going on? What should you do with your assets while the case is going on and beforehand? Sometimes these are tricky situations and a family law attorney can help you make those decisions.
3. You need to get to know a little bit about your potential attorney. You should not pick just any attorney to handle your case and it is a good idea to see if the attorney you are thinking about choosing is compatible with your personality. You are undertaking a major part of your life with them so you should know them well.
4. It is a good idea to meet with an attorney in a family law consultation to learn what your role is in the case vs. what the attorney's role is. This issue will help resolve many questions and concerns about how your case is going to proceed. You will find that the attorney will take much of the hassle out of your hands and at the Law Office of Chad Zubi we intend to make this transition from married to single as seamless and easy as possible.
I hope this short article helped you understand the first step in getting your divorce case started. For more information or to set up an in person or phone consultation, do not hesitate to call the Law Office of Chad Zubi at 281-962-3877.
Divorce isn't exactly the topic of discussion that everyone enjoys the most or that is the easiest to to talk about or comprehend. The legal procedures can be complex if you aren't prepared with a trained family lawyer at your side. There are many issues that come into play during a divorce, some of which you probably haven't considered. Issues arise such as child visitation and custody, child support, spousal maintenance, and how to divide the community estate. These issues seem simple at first glance but the rules regarding these issues in Texas family law can be very complex. The Law Office of Chad Zubi understands the issues and understands that you want someone who will look out for your best interests and provide you with the best information possible. The Law Office of Chad Zubi strives to make this difficult part of your life as easy as possible and as seamless as possible.
The next few blog articles will help you understand some of the major issues that you will likely face in your divorce. If you are unsure of where to go next, or have questions, I urge you to call The Law Office of Chad Zubi today to get a free 30 minute consultation in person or by phone. 281-962-3877