The skilled divorce attorneys at the Evans Family Law Group in Austin and Bastrop, Texas have a deep understanding of the often devastating psychological, emotional and financial effects divorce can have on those considering it. That’s what enables us to minimize the toll on your family on your way to doing what’s right for your family
For the clear, caring, and practical legal guidance you need to do what’s best for you and yours, contact Evans Family Law Group today.
Or, if you’d like to find out more about the types of divorce cases we handle, and about our approach to getting the best results for our clients families, please read on.
Our Philosophy: Make Divorce as Civil as Possible
James W. Evans, lead attorney at our firm, stands by the central philosophy that, “just because you are able to do it, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you should.” Not all cases should be litigated through the court system. We don’t believe in costly litigation, simply because the option is available. There are many more affordable and effective alternative options to resolve your case. We explain those alternatives on our mediation and collaborative law pages. We understand the process, and we know that you need closure to move on with your life.
Types of Divorce Cases We Handle
Experienced and reliable legal representation is needed, whether your case is mediated, negotiated in the office, or litigated for a judge to decide. Our knowledgeable attorneys take an aggressive, yet passionate approach in working with our clients until they are fully satisfied. If you or someone close to you is either considering or going through a divorce, our divorce lawyers in Austin or Bastrop can help. We are a well-known Texas divorce law firm offering representation in areas including, but not necessarily limited, to the following:
- Agreed (Uncontested) Divorce
- Contested Divorce with Property, Children, or Child Custody Issues
- Contested Divorce
- High-Net-Worth and High-Asset Divorces
- Divorces without a Prenup
- Mediated Divorce
- Military Divorce
- Divorce Decree Modifications
- Collaborative Divorce
- Valuations for Property and Assets
- Spousal Support, Alimony, or Child Support
- Protection for Community or Separate Property Rights
- Asset Tracing
- Collaboration with Business Evaluation Experts and CPA Professionals
- Financial Analysis
- Property Analysis
Contested divorce can get ugly in some circumstances. At minimum, it’s often a long, drawn-out and unpleasant battle. You can be assisted throughout that process with thoughtful guidance by one of our firm’s experienced Texas divorce attorneys. We will work with you closely until and amicable agreement is reached. A contested divorce can refer to a couple of different scenarios.
- One party to the proceeding does not believe there are sufficient grounds for a divorce. In this scenario, one party or the other does not want the divorce. A contested divorce will require the services of a competent attorney. After the petition for dissolution of marriage has been filed, either party can request a court hearing to dispute or formalize the grounds for divorce.
- One or both parties do not agree to the terms of the divorce. In this scenario, both parties have agreed the proceedings should take place, but they believe the terms are unacceptable. Disputes may include alimony, property ownership, child custody, joint business ventures, or other disagreements. This scenario is the most common type of contested divorce.
Any type of contested divorce proceedings can take months, if not years, to resolve. You should never attempt to represent yourself in these types of proceedings. A knowledgeable lawyer from Evans Family Law Group has years of experience in representing both petitioners and respondents in these types of cases. We will do our utmost best to seek an outcome that fully satisfies the needs of our client while reducing the stress and burden that comes along with a contested cause of action.
Experienced, Understanding Austin Divorce Attorneys
The divorce attorneys at Evans Family Law Group have considerable experience in divorce proceedings. We understand how to assist you no matter how complex or simple your case might be. From cases with children that have special needs, to family situations involving mental health issues, addiction, domestic violence or other issues, we have the experience to properly represent you in every circumstance. We are also well-versed in dealing with relocation issues and international abductions.
Whether you have a major property issue, a child-custody issue, or a simple problem that can be quickly remedied, dealing with one will be stressful. It is imperative to know that you have the assistance of a skilled attorney that you can trust. You will need a professional lawyer who has experience both in and out of the courtroom. It is important to know that your attorney will provide sound advice and care for your needs, regardless of your situation.
About James Evans
James W. Evans has been practicing since 1995 and he has tried more than 100 jury trials during his tenure. Over the past few years, Mr. Evans has used his extensive experience to focus entirely on practicing family law. He has significant experience in both the courtroom and in negotiations. Our sole goal is to offer the compassionate, experienced, and aggressive representation your case requires. Our team of Austin divorce lawyers and staff members will work diligently to ensure that the rights of our clients are fully protected. We offer free consultations and convenient appointment times. You can put the experience of our law firm to work on your case by contacting us today at (512) 628-2550. You can also contact Mr. Evans directly at email@example.com.
Divorce Is Hard, But We Are Here to Take the Journey with You
The psychological, emotional and financial effects divorce can have on those considering it can be devastating. It’s important to understand that impact because more than 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce.
The Evans Family Law Group is a team of Texas divorce lawyers who understand what you are going through. James W. Evans, lead attorney at our firm, stands by the philosophy of, “just because you are able to do it, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you should.” Not all cases should be litigated through the court system. We don’t believe in costly litigation, simply because the option is available. There are many more affordable and effective alternative options to resolve your case. We explain those alternatives on our mediation and collaborative law pages. We understand the process, and we know that you need closure to move on with your life.
Review from Our Divorce Clients
“Jimmy Evans is smart, intuitive, and creative. I am so grateful that a close friend recommend Jimmy for my divorce. Jimmy treated me like a real person–not like a client getting billed (as other attorneys had done in the past). In fact, Jimmy was always careful with how much money I was spending. He provided solid, expert advice. Not to mention, he is very respected in the community, which helped a lot in communicating with my ex’s attorney. I highly recommend Jimmy.” – Jenni Fluhr (see review on Google Maps)
“Jimmy clearly laid out a plan that helped me through this difficult and unexpected divorce. I was able to be in a situation where I could keep my home which was all I had left at this late stage of my life. He was patient and tolerant. His experience was exhibited in his clear understanding of the law and the courts.” – Kimberly Williamson (see review on Google Maps)
“I contacted the Evans Family Law Group to assist with filing a divorce in Austin. At the time, both the ex-wife and myself were living abroad. To add to our complications, COVID-19 restrictions prevented either of us from traveling to Austin to consult in-person or attend the court proceedings. Mr. Evans and his team were able to work through our difference in time zones and COVID restrictions to facilitate a painless and smooth filing of paperwork and completion of the divorce. 100% would recommend to anyone in need of legal assistance.” – Edmund Lee (see review on Google Maps)
“Jimmy and his team are amazing. The depth of experience and ability to advise on my divorce was incredible. It became very clear to me that they work very hard at what they do. The most amazing thing that I continued to notice was how Jimmy could see far down the road and predict what was going to happen based on the TX legal system in conjunction with the personalities of opposing counsel. This was impressive and these are the qualities you want in an attorney that you hire to represent you. Surprises are the most difficult thing when you are going through tough times like this, and Evans Family Law Group does their best to set proper expectations and ease the anxiety of their clients. I would highly recommend their services for any family law related matter.” – Ali Saeed (see review on Google Maps)
“After much research and many referrals, I met and hired Jimmy Evans immediately after our consultation. He is very knowledgable with multi-state divorces and pointed out mistakes my out-of-state spouse made with her divorce petition behind my back. We took advantage of them, locking the case in Austin with a counter-petition. Jimmy gave excellent advice when I asked about using a private investigator. That turned the tide in the divorce negotiations. She asked who my lawyer is and pretty much gave up nearly all of her demands because of Jimmy’s stellar reputation and reviews. Hiring Jimmy was the best decision I made. The judge granted the divorce at an emergency hearing without her presence.” – Craig DeBellis (see review on Google Maps)