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Divorce Lawyers in Dallas - Fort Wort, TX

A divorce in Texas, like anywhere else, can be a deceptively complex endeavor. Don’t try to represent yourself unless you have no children and no disputes, neither spouse has any significant assets, and your spouse has not hired a Dallas divorce attorney. Since that’s unlikely, your best bet is to contact a divorce attorney in Dallas, TX with the experience required to maximize your interests. That would be us.

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Our Top Divorce Attorney in Dallas Is Here to Help

As a top Dallas divorce law firm, we can assist you with either a contentious or an amicable divorce. With personal attention to your concerns, our Dallas divorce attorney can help you craft a solution that fits your individual needs and priorities.

We have successfully represented both fathers and mothers, and we enjoy a strong record of increasing our clients’ child support and alimony awards. Contact Brooks & Radchenko immediately if you need legal aid for a Dallas, TX divorce. We serve clients across the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.

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Aspects of Divorce Cases That We Handle

Brooks and Radchenko is a comprehensive family law firm, in the sense that we handle a multitude of family law matters. Mr. Brooks, for example, is one of the top divorce lawyers in Dallas, Texas. Below is an introduction to some of the aspects of divorce cases that we frequently handle, including property division, legal separation, and more.

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Contested Divorces

At their worst, contested divorces can get ugly, expensive, drawn-out, and harmful to the interests of everyone involved. We will do our best to prevent this from happening. Business owners and high-asset couples are most likely to get into conflict during a divorce.
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Uncontested Divorces

The most important concern in an uncontested divorce is to keep it uncontested, while at the same time protecting your best interests and the interests of your children. Uncontested divorces tend to be relatively quick and cheap.

Mediation

Mediation is one way to turn a contested divorce into an uncontested divorce. It can also save you a lot of money and time. Mediators facilitate solutions, but they represent neither party and they cannot impose an agreement on divorcing spouses.
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Divorce Planning

The more thoroughly you plan for your divorce, the smoother it is likely to go, and the fewer conflicts are likely to arise later. Divorce planning includes inventorying assets, distinguishing marital and separate property, and coming up with a parenting plan.
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Property and Asset Valuation and Division

If you own significant assets, especially if they were generated during the marriage, valuation is critical to allow for an equitable division of property. Important tax implications can arise as well. We can contact financial experts who can help you accurately value your assets.
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Child Custody and Support

Child custody and support are perhaps the two most contentious issues in most contested divorces. These issues require a delicate touch because of the innocent parties involved.

Contact the Best Divorce Lawyers in Texas Today!

Texas divorce law is complex and arcane. Even if you anticipate an amicable divorce, an experienced divorce lawyer can help you reach the best outcome. Contact Brooks & Radchenko, divorce lawyers in Dallas, TX, for a free consultation so that we can discuss your options.

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Dallas, Texas Divorce Laws

Dallas divorce laws are Texas divorce laws because, in Texas, divorce law is state law. That doesn’t mean that results can’t vary in local courts, however. Different courts can look at the same issues differently. Some of the features of Dallas, TX divorce law include:

  • You don’t have to have been married in Texas to get a Texas divorce.
  • Texas applies residency requirements to the spouse who files for divorce: six months in Texas and three months in the county where the divorce petition is filed.
  • Texas is a community property state. 
  • Texas recognizes both fault-based and no-fault divorce.
  • Texas applies a mandatory 60-day “cooling off” period, which represents the minimum time necessary to get a divorce. 
  • Texas courts strongly encourage reconciliation, even after one party has filed a divorce petition.
  • The “best interests of the child” standard take priority over the interests of either of the divorcing spouses.

A divorce in Dallas, Texas can get complicated very quickly, even if it doesn’t start that way. Such is the inherent nature of the conflicts that typically erupt during a divorce.

Divorce Process in Texas

The typical Texas or Dallas County divorce process works something like this:

  • One spouse petitions for divorce.
  • A spouse may seek temporary orders, if necessary (restraining orders, etc.).
  • The parties gather evidence during the court-supervised discovery process.
  • The divorcing spouses engage in settlement negotiations or mediation.
  • The divorcing spouses go to trial if the couple cannot agree on the terms of the divorce.
  • The court issues a final divorce decree.

The terms of the divorce (child support payments, for example) can change after the court issues a final divorce decree if circumstances change. A divorce attorney in Dallas, TX can help guide you.

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Our Top Divorce Attorney in Dallas - Fort Worth

Britton Brooks

Britton Brooks

For 14 years, award-winning prosecutor Britton Brooks served as the Grayson County Assistant District Attorney (ADA), prosecuting over 150 jury trials and supervising the highest felony jury trials from intake to completion. In 2017, he was named “Best Criminal Lawyer in Texoma” by the Herald Democrat, which was the first time the award has been bestowed upon a prosecuting attorney. Currently, Britton serves as a Texas Municipal Court City Prosecutor prosecuting municipal criminal, city ordinance violations, dockets, and jury trials.

Why Choose Brooks & Radchenko, Top Divorce Attorneys in Dallas, TX?

Following are just a few of the reasons why we’re the best divorce lawyers in Dallas, Texas:

Personal attention
As a two-attorney firm, you are more than just a case number to us. We will not pass off your case to a junior associate, because there is no such thing at our firm. Mr. Brooks and Ms. Radchenko personally handle all cases.
Experience
Britton Brooks has handled over 700 family law cases, and Ms. Radchenko enjoys a wealth of trial experience. We know our way around a courtroom.
Quality
After being named the Best Family Lawyer in Texoma, Mr. Brooks has a strong claim to be the best divorce attorney in Dallas, Texas, and beyond.
Negotiation skills
We can help you reach an amicable solution without sacrificing your best interests.

Featured Clients Testimonials

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Halina Radchenko was so hardworking when she was handling my car accident. Unlike with other attorneys, I always felt supported and confident with her help, and I could not be more pleased with the results!

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Divorce Case

I really needed a lawyer and a law firm that would go above and beyond for me, and not make me feel like another name on the roster. Britton Brooks was that attorney! My trial went smoothly, and I couldn’t be more grateful!

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Slip and Fall Case

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Contact Brooks & Radchenko at 903-818-8681, or simply contact us online for a free initial case review with an expert Dallas divorce lawyer.

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Areas We Serve

  • Mesquite

  • Sherman

  • Dallas / Fort Worth Area

  • Denton

  • Denison

  • Rockwall

  • McKinney

  • San Antonio

  • Houston

  • McAllen

  • Frisco

  • Plano

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can my attorney represent both me and my spouse?

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    No, not even in an amicable divorce. Since you two are divorcing, representing both of you would be engaging in a conflict of interest. This is an ethical violation that would subject us to sanctions. It is possible, however, to have a single neutral attorney mediate your disputes. This attorney would represent neither of you.

  • What is the cost of a divorce in Dallas, Texas?

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    A divorce in Dallas, TX could be very expensive or it could be relatively cheap. The less conflict, the fewer assets to divide, and the fewer children from the marriage, the cheaper a divorce will be. According to USA Today, in 2020 the average cost of a Texas divorce was $15,600 with no children and $23,500 with children.

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