If you live in Texas, you have the ability to request a trial by jury in your divorce. Admittedly, this is a very expensive, long and drawn out process. Most attorneys and even the courts try to only use this method as a last-ditch effort in an ever-contemptuous divorce.
Jury trials are helpful in cases where the divorcees want more than one opinion as they decide the terms of their divorce. An unbiased jury of peers can help to carefully select a child custody order or visitation.
In Texas jury divorces, the jury has the authority to decide:
- Child custody
- Child support
Judges are the only one with authority to decide property division in the Texas courts. If you want to request a jury so that you can hash out property division issues, it is important to remember that the judge will have sole authority over this matter, and it may be cheaper and simpler to simply request a trial with a judge.
Your professional Plano divorce attorney can help you to decide whether it is prudent to request a jury trial, stick with a judge, or seek an amicable divorce. Amicable divorces often yield the most satisfactory results, but they require divorcees to work together for a noble cause. If you are facing a divorce and you need assistance from a trusted lawyer, don't hesitate to call the firm today.
At the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, we offer compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys that can carefully guide you through your divorce. We will do what we can to save you time and money or secure the satisfactory outcome that you desire. We understand that divorce is a difficult season of life and want to try to lighten the burden. Call today to get more information about how we can help you!