Dallas Office – Located Near Highland Park in Dallas County TX
Do you need a Family Law Attorney for divorce or custody issues in Dallas County? What about complex divorce issues, asset and property divisions, or international child custody law? In the area of family law, the final outcome of your case depends a great deal on the capabilities of your attorney.
How Do I Find The Family Law Firm in Dallas?
The first step is to hire a family law attorney. An attorney that only handles family law cases. The next step is to find an attorney that is board certified in family law. A status earned by a small fraction of family law attorneys in Texas. This certification means that you have found a best-in-class attorney. An attorney that has taken the time to educate themselves to set themselves apart from the pack.
Who Is Jeff Anderson
When you hire Jeff Anderson, you are working with a respected member of the legal community, who has received several awards individually for his contributions to family law cases. He also has a team of attorneys who know the Texas Family Law Code inside and out, and can help you in court no matter how seemingly simple or complicated your case is. Get started by scheduling a consultation to discuss your case. We have offices conveniently located in Highland Park and Frisco. Call us today to schedule a consultation!
JEFF ANDERSON DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY – Dallas Office
5950 Sherry Ln #808
Dallas, TX 75225
Phone: (972) 248-8383
Hours: Monday – Friday 8AM to 5PM
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Family Law Cases We Handle in Dallas County
- Child custody
- Uncontested & contested divorce
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Father’s Rights & Paternity
- Protective orders
- Dividing Property & Assets in Divorce
- grandparents parental and custody rights
- stepchild adoptions
- Custody modifications
- Adoption & Adopting a Stepchild
- Changing Custody Agreement
- Terminating Parental Rights
- Child support modifications
- Prenuptial agreements
Where Can I File for Divorce in the Dallas Area?
If you live in Dallas County, you can file for divorce at the Dallas County District Clerk’s office located at: 600 Commerce Street Suite 103, Dallas, TX 75202. Click Here for Directions
Can I represent myself in a divorce in Dallas County?
Although it is perfectly legal to file divorce papers yourself and act as your own attorney, we highly recommend that you hire an experienced Dallas Divorce lawyer. If the divorce is uncontested, the legal cost will be considerably lower but your interests will be well protected should your soon to be ex-spouse surprise you with anything in court.
What Documents Do I Need to Submit When I File for Divorce at the Dallas County District Clerk’s Office?
You need to turn in a signed copy of the petition for divorce, this year and last year’s tax return, and filing fees payable by cash, check, or credit card.
Do I Have to Be a Resident of Dallas to file for Divorce in Dallas County?
According to the Dallas County District Clerk’s Office “To file for divorce in Dallas County, you should have lived in Dallas County for 90 days and in Texas for six months”. Technically, this means that either you or your spouse need to have lived in Dallas for at least 90 days, and have been a resident of Texas for a minimum of 6 months. Details can be found at this link here Representing Yourself in a Divorce:
How Much Does it Cost to File for Divorce in Dallas County?
The filing fees to submit a petition for divorce at the Dallas County District Clerk’s Office are $282 for a divorce without children. The cost for filing a divorce with children is $333. If you are filing for a divorce with children, we highly recommend that you call an attorney experienced in child custody cases. A judge alone can decide the custody and visitation arrangements for your children, and without an experienced custody lawyer on your side you will be leaving custody to chance.
Do I Have to Pay for My Spouse to Be Served Divorce Papers?
You have two choices; one is free and the other you will fit the bill for. If you choose to let a Dallas County Constable serve your spouse with divorce papers, you pay nothing. However, if you wanted a private certified process server to serve the divorce papers to your spouse then you are responsible for delivering the papers to them to be served and paying the process servers. In some situations, like when the party that is to be served is evasive or hard to find, it is necessary to hire a process server.
How Long Does it Take for My Divorce to Be Final After I File the Paperwork at the Dallas County Courthouse?
If everything goes through without a hitch, your divorce can be finalized a minimum of 60 days after the petition for divorce is filed. Once the final divorce decree has been signed and filed, your soon to be ex has 20 days from the date they are served to respond to the divorce petition.
If they do not respond, your divorce is finalized by default. To check the status of a return of service visit: http://courts.dallascounty.org/default.aspx. To check the status of an answer to a petition for divorce visit: http://courtecom.dallascounty.org/pav/.