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Divorce Attorney in Richardson, TX

Helping Clients Smoothly Navigate the Divorce Process

The divorce process is often an emotionally challenging time for both parties, regardless of who initiated it. Many of the issues you will address, such as child custody, property division, and spousal support will cause tensions to rise and, without an experienced legal advocate on your side, you might make a mistake that cannot be undone. At The Law Office of Ellen Schutz in Richardson, our divorce attorney has assisted clients in navigating this complex legal process for more than two decades. You can rely on our knowledge and skill to protect your interests, so you can start a new and brighter chapter in your life.

Call The Law Office of Ellen Schutz today at (214) 301-3418 to set up a consultation with our Richardson divorce attorney.

What is the Difference Between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce?

When a couple moves forward with the divorce process, many key issues require their attention. If you and your spouse cannot agree on property division, child custody, or any other pertinent divorce matters, you would have a contested divorce. On the other hand, if you have an uncontested divorce, it would essentially mean that you are on the same page regarding all of these major issues.

One of the biggest differences between these two forms of divorce is the amount of time it requires to finalize the process. If your divorce is particularly contentious, you can expect it to take more time. Not only are you at the mercy of the court’s schedule under these circumstances, but you might require a lengthy discovery process. An uncontested divorce, by comparison, requires considerably less time.

Key Divorce Issues

As mentioned above, there are several key issues in a divorce and, if you and your spouse cannot reach an agreement on them, you will have to address them in court when you go through the litigation process.

Below are the issues most essential in a divorce case:

  • Debt division
  • Property and asset division
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Spousal support
  • Child support

Even if you can reach an agreement on some of these issues, you must still go through litigation or mediation to achieve a resolution on any remaining legal matters you cannot see eye-to-eye on. Moreover, whether you are able to agree on each of these issues or not, it is imperative to hire an experienced attorney to assist you in finalizing this process.

Schedule a Consultation with an Experienced Divorce Attorney Today!

At The Law Office of Ellen Schutz, our Richardson divorce attorney is committed to helping clients get through what is undoubtedly one of the most difficult experiences they will ever endure. Our trustworthy and compassionate team will help you navigate every step of this process from start to finish.

Contact our law office today at (214) 301-3418 to request a consultation with our divorce attorney to discuss the details of your case.


Our Clients Come First
  • “Ms. Schutz is an outstanding family law attorney and advisor. She worked very hard for me in successfully changing my child support arrangements. My circumstances were very difficult so I was thankful ...”

    - JDS
  • “Ellen is truly phenomenal, her work ethic is impeccable. She has helped me through one of the toughest times in my life and I am very pleased with how everything turned out. She is the best attorney ...”

    - Whitney W.
  • “Ms. Ellen was excellent in providing me service, I would recommend her to anyone needing a family attorney. She gets the job done and is really firm with what she says. Nothing but the best.”

    - Eric
  • “I just finished a custody battle that took almost three years. With Ellen’s professional guidance and support, I was able to secure what was best for my children. Without Ellen’s tireless and ...”

    - Russell
  • “It was great working with you. I was stuck working with a previous lawyer where my case did not proceed and I was being charged unduly. You took on my case and brought it to an end in four months with ...”

    - Bhakti D.

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  • Personalized Attention

    We go the extra mile for each client so that their result is the best possible outcome

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    Over two decades of family law exclusive experience.

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    Our communication is clear and consistent. Our clients know where their case stands every step of the way.

  • Honest Representation

    Our attorney understands first hand what you're going through; our firm will always be 100 perfect transparent about your case. 

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