Contested Divorce Providing Compassionate Guidance, Advice, & Advocacy

Contested Divorce Lawyer in Longview, TX

Compassionate Mediation & Litigation for Difficult Situations

Divorce can be tense and conflicts of interest can slow the process. If your spouse attempts to make decisions you disagree with – like claiming your property as their own or seeking a possession schedule that is not in the best interest of children – The Hollwarth Law Firm can step in. Our Longviewcontested divorce attorney will represent you in court and aggressively advocate not only for your best interests but for the best interests of your children.

If you need help with a contested divorce, call (903) 234-0711. Our team can fight for you.

Representation with a Focus on Children

At The Hollwarth Law Firm, we make your children a top priority. In most cases, the court will ensure that both parents are able to enjoy significant quality time with the children. If there is a history of abuse, one parent may be restricted to visitations. If you are concerned about your spouse’s ability to parent your children, we can fight to help you protect your children.

The law also designates child support according to the net income of the paying parent. Child support ends when a child turns 18 or graduates from high school, whichever occurs later.

Dividing Property in a Divorce

In Texas, marital property is divided in a fair, just, and equitable manner. Generally speaking, each spouse will walk away with 50% of the community estate. This can get complicated when spouses disagree about what they want to take with them.

Common property debates in divorce include:

  • The house
  • Vehicles
  • Valuable collections
  • Investments
  • Insurances
  • Family pets
  • 401ks
  • Other items of significant value

Community property excludes either party’s separate property. Separate property is the property each party had coming into the marriage, any property received by gift or inheritance during the marriage, and certain personal injury settlements. The courts will almost always require mediation before hearing a final contested property issue, and we strongly believe in the benefits of mediation. In some cases, though, a judge must make the final orders when compromises cannot be reached. In such situation, we will do our best to argue for a property division that is fair and in line with our client’s desires, as well as seeking to have all premarital agreements followed.

The Importance of a Lawyer in Contested Divorce Cases

When a divorce is filled with tension and disagreements, emotions can run high. You may be caught up in the frustrating terms and insulting accusations, but an experienced, professional third party can provide a degree of clarity and civility when talking through these matters. Should your dispute go to court, our Longview contested divorce lawyer can inform you of your rights and represent you in a manner that prioritizes you and your children’s well-being.

Whether you need a mediator or a litigator for a divorce in East Texas, call The Hollwarth Law Firm at (903) 234-0711.

Further reading: Fault vs. No-Fault Grounds for Texas Divorce

The Hollwarth Law Firm Staff

The Team That Keeps Our Firm Running
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    Christina Hollwarth

    Founding Attorney

    Christina has practiced law in Longview since 2003, opening her own private family law practice in 2005. In 2007, she completed training to serve as a mediator in civil cases, family law cases, and cases involving Child Protective Services. She is also Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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    Naomi Krug

    Legal Secretary

    Naomi is the “sparkle” of our office. Anyone who speaks with her to set up an appointment, ask a quick question, or even just be transferred to someone else can attest to that fact! As our legal secretary and the first point of contact with our office, Naomi wears many hats: From running errands to answering phones to creating files, Naomi does a little of everything, and she does it all with a great big smile!
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    Kristi Kemper

    Legal Assistant

    Need to talk to Christina, but she’s not immediately available? Kristi is your go-to person for updates on your case, a shoulder to cry on, or a listening ear when you need to vent. Her hands-on approach and common sense pep talks make her an invaluable part of our team.
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Testimonials

Client Praise & Recommendations
  • Very friendly and helpful!

    - Fred
  • Christina is my newfound champion and a formidable heroine in the East Texas landscape of lawyers.

    - kc
  • Look no further for an attorney with supporting firm that will work for your benefit.

    - Kelly
  • She actually listened and was truly interested in helping me.

    - Jennifer
  • It’s nice to know that people like Mrs. Hollwarth still exist.

    - Jeremy
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Why Your Family Deserves
Our Firm

Guidance Through All Family-Related Legal Matters
  • Board Certified in Family Law

    Our Attorney is Board-Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

  • Highly Rated and Reviewed

    Our Firm has Strong Ratings by Established Law Associations Such as Avvo & Martindale Hubbell

  • Compassionate

    Our Firm Provides Compassionate Guidance & Advice for Families & the Protection of Children Involved

  • Experienced Mediator

    Our Attorney is a Trained Mediator for Family, Civil, and Child Protective Services Cases

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