The Stanley Law Office,
          P.L.L.C.

Divorce

At The Stanley Law Office, P.L.L.C., first and foremost, Mrs. Stanley will listen to you and answer your questions. She will evaluate your specific situation and advise you of your options under Texas law. The firm’s goal is to help its clients make informed decisions – decisions that are both best for the client and the children who are potentially involved in the litigation.

After an initial consultation, if an individual decides to proceed with a divorce action, The Stanley Law Office can represent that individual throughout the process. Common areas that the firm will offer advice in beginning a divorce revolve around issues of the grounds for a divorce in Texas, various residency requirements, the necessity of a temporary restraining order or protective order, relevant required waiting periods, and issues with the filing of the divorce petition. Furthermore, if retained, the firm will represent you through all negotiations and assist in hammering out a tailored divorce settlement that meets your individual needs. However, when a divorce settlement cannot be reached, Mrs. Stanley has the skill and dedication to prepare your case and effectively represent you before the divorce court. Many issues can materialize in the course of a divorce in Texas. At the Stanley Law Office, P.L.L.C., Mrs. Stanley can help resolve divorce issues such as division of community property holdings, spousal support, child custody and child support.

Mrs. Stanley will strive to effectively move your case toward resolution – by settlement or trial. At the Stanley Law Office you can expect solid representation both in the mediation room and in the courtroom. This is important because many judges will require mediation to take place prior to any trial. This can be quite beneficial to many individuals and Mrs. Stanley often recommends mediation as an avenue for reaching agreements involving child custody, support, marital property division and other central issues. Mediation often has more benefits than litigation and these benefits include, but are not limited to: (1) the divorcing couple can reach creative agreements that sometimes the court cannot employ; (2) the parties to the suit maintain control over the outcome (it is often comforting that strangers are not deciding your domestic affairs); and (3) private family matters can remain private and not become part of the public record. However, while the majority of divorce cases are resolved through negotiations, litigation and trial are sometimes a necessity. If that is the case, Mrs. Stanley is comfortable in the courtroom and will aggressively represent your interests in court.