Even the most agreeable divorce includes stress, disruption, and change. Hanshaw Kennedy Family Law attorneys strive to help you identify key issues and discoverable information related to assets and rights, and determine the most optimal pathway through your specific divorce. Our attorneys will handle your divorce with skill and compassion and with the appropriate attention, whether the situation should be “handled with care” or with bold, aggressive representation. We will keep you informed throughout the process, and your help will be vital in providing necessary documentation and a history of events.
Whether your divorce ultimately involves mediation, jury trial or bench trial, informal settlement, and child custody and visitation, our Family Law attorneys are experienced and equipped to serve your needs related to child support, property division, and spousal maintenance.
A divorce between spouses who have children always presents several special circumstances. You may want to review the Child Custody section of our site to understand possible issues that may arise, or that you should prepare discuss with your attorney.
High-Profile, High-Net Worth Divorces:
Our attorneys have experience handling the intricacies and complications presented in high-profile divorces and divorces that involve the assets of high-net worth individuals. Our team recognizes how divorce impacts business owners, and our firm includes accomplished business law attorneys who can provide insights regarding the impact of divorce on your business.
Areas We Serve:
Hanshaw Kennedy Family Law attorneys regularly handle cases in North Texas, and as a result, we have knowledge of local rules of practice and procedure. We use this knowledge and experience to tailor our advice and preparation. We serve Frisco and Plano, Texas, as well as communities in Collin County, Dallas, Denton, Hunt, and Rockwall counties.
If you have been served with a Petition for Divorce, don’t panic. Call us to discuss your options.
Contested means: the parties disagree on the terms of the divorce with respect to the assets, children (custody and visitation), maintenance and support. A Contested Divorce can go to trial before a judge or jury, or go to mediation or ultimately settle outside of court. We work with our clients to identify their concerns of prime importance and opportunities for agreement. As we take you through the divorce process, from original filing to the settlement/trial phase, we will seek to find common ground that frequently narrows the issues and expedites the conclusion of your divorce.
Uncontested Divorce means that before any filings are made with a court, both parties have reached an agreement as to the outcome of the divorce terms, such as: property division, custody, access to children, and child support. Hanshaw Kennedy helps clients in Uncontested Divorces prepare the information necessary to preserve the agreement of the two parties, to ensure enforceability, and most importantly – to protect the client.
If you are unsure whether your divorce qualifies as uncontested, or if you would like to explore your options with an attorney to ensure you are on the best path, please contact us to schedule a consultation.
In the Collaborative Divorce scenario, the parties seek to find an agreeable outcome, and their agreement is captured in a written document. The collaborative process follows special rules and a structured negotiation system that is confidential, handled outside a court, and frequently involves outside mental health and financial professionals.
A Collaborative Divorce is helpful when the parties seek to preserve co-parenting, relationships, and stability. Consult with an experienced family law attorney to determine if collaborative is the right approach for your situation. Hanshaw Kennedy Family Law attorneys will advise clients regarding financial, parental, and property rights related to the collaborative divorce process.
Family Violence cases are special -- they require an approach different from any other type of divorce. The importance of hiring the right attorney at the onset of a divorce involving family violence can make or break your case. It is crucial that particular measures be taken to protect children, victims, and the accused, and to address concerns of safety.
Our attorneys bring particular understanding to your case, based on their legal experience as well as personal experience in divorce. We are familiar with managing the intricate details that arise from violence between one spouse and another, and between one spouse and any children. We will also walk you through matters where other professionals (such as psychologists, counselors, and Child Protective Services) may need to become involved.
Hanshaw Kennedy Family Law attorneys recognize: in a divorce involving family violence, you don’t just need an attorney, you need a legal counselor.
To schedule a consultation, please complete our short consultation form and our office will contact your personally to schedule a consultation. Or you can call our office directly at (972)731-6500.Hanshaw Kennedy, LLP law offices are located at 1415 Legacy Drive, Suite 350 Frisco, Texas 75034.