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Gary Kollmeier

Denton Divorce Attorney

Litigation

Sometimes, disputes involving family law matters may require the option of resorting to the courts for their power to make final, binding decisions.  In family law matters, going to trial should be the last resort for individuals who are unable to resolve their differences through mediation, the collaborative law process, or direct settlement. The Law Office of Gary Kollmeier is prepared to assist a client if this ultimate measure is required.   With 19 years litigation experience, Gary Kollmeier as a Board Certified Family Law Attorney is noted for his litigation skills.

In family law matters, going to trial should be the last resort for individuals who are unable to resolve their differences through mediation, the collaborative law process, or direct settlement. The Law Office of Gary Kollmeier is prepared to assist a client if this ultimate measure is required.   Many times, a trial attorneys' reputation in the court arena assists the other party and their lawyer in determining that settlement might be in their best interests, rather than go to court.
In Texas Family Law matters, a jury primarily decides only the following issues:

  • Child custody
  • Whether property is community or separate; and,
  • The value of property.

All other issues are decided by the Judge who has broad discretion in making determinations such as how the property is divided, whether child support should be awarded outside of the guidelines, whether times of possession of the children should be awarded outside of the guidelines, the rights and duties of parents, who pays what debts, whether geographic limitations on where the children live should be ordered and myriad other decisions involved in finalizing a family law, divorce or modification action.

While the general rule is that all parties in a family law dispute are usually better served by settlement, sometimes one of the parties makes such unreasonable demands that the only logical thing to do is to allow the Court to make the final decisions. If that situation arises, Gary Kollmeier is prepared to present the client’’s case to the Court in a professional, experienced manner.

Please call and schedule an appointment for a consultation. An in-depth interview usually takes at least one to two hours to explore and understand the dynamics of a client's situation and explore practical options and resolutions to legal issues. The normal cost of an initial consultation is only $175.00

 

 

 


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