The Law Office of Beth A. Klein, P.C.
Committed to Achieving the Best Legal Outcome
The process of going through a divorce can be overwhelming. Attorney Beth A. Klein is an experienced, Board Certified Attorney, who has battled in the courtroom numerous trials, both judge and jury, over high conflict custody disputes and multi-million dollar estates. It is important to understand your rights, the process of a divorce, and likely outcomes. We are committed to achieving the best legal outcome in your case and will guide you step by step through the process.
A divorce lawsuit is started by the filing of a divorce petition. Unless the parties have an agreement right away, temporary orders while the case is pending may be necessary to establish temporary agreements/orders regarding the children, support, use of property, and payment of debts. These orders generally remain in effect during the divorce process until an agreement is reached for final orders or a trial ruling by the Judge or Jury.
While the divorce is pending, discovery is conducted whereby the parties exchange information and documents that are relevant to the case. There are many forms of discovery and what is necessary to be conducted is determined on a case by case. In addition to discovery, if there are businesses or separate property, the need for experts to conduct the business evaluations and trace the assets may become necessary.
Unless an agreement has been reached, most courts require the parties to attend mediation prior to a final trial. Mediation is a confidential process whereby the parties attempt to resolve their case without the necessity of trial. If an agreement is reached at mediation, the final order will then be prepared in accordance with that agreement. If no agreement is reached or only a partial agreement is reached, then the remaining issues go to trial.
While the law is the same in the State of Texas, counties are different in their procedures, and even courts within the same county have different procedures. We have practiced and know the procedures and courts in Harris County, Brazoria County, Fort Bend County, and Galveston County.