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The Right Time to Seek Attorneys Post-Dissolution


If you were part of a messy divorce procedure, chances are trouble will follow you as well. Of course, nobody wants that – getting through the constant court hearings, mediations, or arguments were already exhausting enough. Sometimes, though, these things are just beyond your control. 

Your ex-spouse, for instance, can be giving you headaches post-dissolution and you don’t know how to respond to it. Calling your attorney when this happens might be the right thing to do. They can advise you on how to deal with the matter at hand and provide remedies to the issues. Your lawyer can also notify the other party’s attorney so that mediation could occur. If worst comes to worst, your case may be brought to court once more to settle the differences. 

Hypothetical situations when you need an attorney to sort the mess out once and for all:

  • Your ex-spouse is in clear violation of the final divorce decree and its contents
  • There are problems pertaining to their share of the finances or on their child support payments. 
  • You are denied the right to see your child despite your legally-pronounced visitation rights. 
  • Your co-parent is making decisions about your child’s medical procedures or extra-curricular activities on their own without your consultation. 
  • The child is in danger because of your ex-spouse, or your child’s health and well-being in any way endangered.
  • Your ex-spouse caused your current parenting plan unworkable because of logistic concerns.

Of course, these situations are just some of the most common issues that arise when it comes to divorcees post-dissolution. You may or may not relate to the hypothetical instances above, but at the end of the day, you and many divorced parents all have one thing in common – you want what’s best for your child. 

You might not want to involve your lawyers after the divorce has been finalized, but maybe doing so is the best way to settle you and your ex-spouse’s differences. However, before you go into all that trouble of contacting your lawyers and spending money, ask yourself if your problems are worth mentioning to them. 

There’s a fine line between problems that can be settled between you and your ex-spouse through mediated communication, and then there are problems that need to be taken to court. Figure out which one fits you before you do anything rash. 

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Mr. Hutton is a Divorce and Custody Lawyer based out of Round Rock, TX. His background is with child psychology at Arizona State University where he received a B.S. in 2006, and he continued this by working with the Children’s Right’s Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law where he received his J.D. in 2009. Throughout his practice, he has been a strong proponent of utilizing modern technology to improve his practice and the representation of his clients. He currently is the technology chair of CAFA of Travis County and is committed to improving and modernizing the practice of law in Texas.

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