Divorce Lawyer in McKinney
Finding the right divorce attorney is critical to getting the results you want in your case. The McKinney divorce lawyer, Melody Petitt, at Petitt Family Law has years of experience providing legal services to individuals who want to secure their futures and peace of mind.
An attorney who can listen to your story compassionately and apply their knowledge and experience to your greatest advantage is who you need during difficult times like these. We offer legal advice that is solid, researched, and tailored to your specific circumstances. Whether you need help working out alimony, child custody, or any other legal issue, we are confident you will choose Melody Petitt to lead the way as you begin building the next chapter of your life.
Petitt Family Law values a strong client-attorney communication and a commitment to integrity in everything we do. We manage the challenging legal aspects of your divorce so you can focus on healing and supporting your children. We will be with you every step of the way as we seek the best possible outcome.
Types of Divorce in Texas
Filing for divorce in Texas can open the door to a number of family law concerns that must be addressed appropriately. Divorces can be uncontested or contested. An uncontested divorce, sometimes called an agreed divorce, requires both parties to agree on the division of their property and rights to children. Even if your divorce is amicable and both spouses seem to agree, having someone to advise you on family law matters is highly recommended. You and your children deserve this guidance to safeguard yourselves.
Contested divorces are those in which the parties disagree on the terms of spousal support (alimony), child support payments, child custody, and property division. A contested divorce requires a family law attorney to negotiate a favorable settlement or take your case to trial if agreements can’t be reached.
Understanding the Divorce Process in Texas
Going through a divorce can be a complex and emotional process, especially when navigating the legal system. Our experienced McKinney divorce lawyers are here to guide you through the entire divorce process, ensuring that your rights and interests are protected every step of the way.
Some key aspects of the divorce process in Texas include:
- Filing for divorce - Understanding the legal requirements and paperwork involved in filing for divorce in Texas.
- Division of assets - Ensuring that your assets are fairly divided according to Texas community property laws.
- Child custody and support - Advocating for the best interests of your children and securing a fair custody and support arrangement.
- Spousal support - Determining if spousal support is applicable and advocating for a fair arrangement.
- Mediation and litigation - Exploring options for resolving disputes through mediation or, if necessary, through litigation in court.
Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate and knowledgeable legal representation to help you navigate the divorce process with confidence and peace of mind.
A Divorce Attorney Will Protect Your Assets and Your Interests
Texas is a community property state, providing both parties an equitable split of all marital assets. However, you may have significant separate assets you wish to protect from division. If you do not have a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement to protect it, your spouse could seek division of those separate assets.
At Petitt Family Law, we can review your financial history and investigate your spouse’s to verify whether an asset is subject to division. This research can include assistance from a forensic accountant to establish separate property or other financial claims.
Melody was easy to work with, listened to what I had to say, and helped me navigate a complicated divorce. Her knowledge of the law made it easy to feel confident in our case. She was very professional and could not have been more thorough. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great attorney who is willing to fight for you.- Taylor
Simply the best lawyer I have ever had. I have had the pleasure of having her work on my case for a year. She is full of information and guidance. She is not afraid to tell you if what you think is a bad move and direct you in the right direction. She will not let you down.- Anonymous
When Melody took over my case, it was going nowhere, the previous attorney had done nothing for months but allow opposing counsel to stall, allowing my case to become dormant, luckily that attorney left the firm. When Melody took over she immediately began filing motions, requesting documents that previously had been denied. The outcome of my case was not all I’d hoped for, but Melody made sure I was able to maximize and make the best out of a bad situation. She was always honest, forthright, and meticulous in her handling of the case. She even pushed for the firm to credit my account for work that the previous attorney had not completed. If you want integrity, honesty, and hard work, definitely hire Melody Petitt as your counsel.- Tomas
You don’t know what you don’t know. However, you do know when something is not working out. With that said, I went through a couple of attorneys before being represented by Melody Petitt and that made all the difference.
I will start off saying that the divorce process is like a game. And the law is the rule book, which is a constant that does not change. Where the game gets interesting are the players involved, petitioner, respondent and legal team. Every case is unique, yet some attorneys approach the process as if it’s all the same. However, in my case, we were dealing with a high conflict personality; and, it cannot be taken lightly. Unlike my prior attorneys, Melody jumped on my case and took the time to really understand my situation and what we were dealing with. She took the time to educate me on the law and how it applied in my situation, whether it was something I wanted to hear or not. The law is the law. She knew how to deal with the opposing party. Strategy was the key, and she was prepared for anything. She earned my trust and with that trust, she help make this process tolerable. Most importantly, she was able to get my case wrapped up in a timely manner with a desirable outcome. An outcome that would not have been possible otherwise. I highly recommend Melody Petitt.- Dai
Melody exemplifies everything that I needed in an attorney. She followed through on every aspect of what she said she would do. Along the way, she always kept my interests in mind when following up with the courts and giving me closure. All this in just a few short weeks before closing out the 2020 year during a pandemic.
In my previous experiences, I’ve always had to chase down my attorney or come up with the solutions on my own. Melody was the exact opposite of that. Replies were very timely, and she came up with solutions prior to discussing with me with any setbacks that would come up.
My only regret is not hiring her initially several years ago.- Anonymous
Excellent, professional and knowledgeable staff. Always ready to serve your family law requests.- Ross
Melody Petitt handled my case quickly and thoroughly. I was so happy with her dedication to keeping my family and I safe and getting the proper legal measures in order. She was able to get my Protective Order filed and eventually won while keeping me informed and confident through the whole thing. I would highly recommend her to anyone.- Anonymous
Melody handled my case with care & logic. She challenged me when I was leading with emotional rather than logic, and understood when she needed to pull back. She was an excellent partner through the whole process, and I have already recommended her to others.- Anonymous
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