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Flower Mound:
    •    Lewisville: (469) 948-4764
    •    Frisco: (214) 269-9601
    •    Flower Mound: (469) 817-3273

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Blog of David Heiman - Family Law Attorney - Divorce Lawyer

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 20:39

Can Divorce Mediation Save You Time & Money?

Divorce cases have traditionally involved the husband and the wife each getting their own lawyer, filing a lawsuit for divorce, and then, treating the case much like any other civil case: setting hearings on preliminary matters that should be resolved early in the case; sending and responding to written discovery requests; taking depositions of each other, along with any other witnesses who know things that are important to the case; attempting to negotiate a settlement of the issues of the case; and finally, if no agreement has been reached, setting the case for a contested trial.  Most Texas Courts also now require the parties and their lawyers in a divorce case to spend a full day in mediation prior to the trial date. These steps make up the Litigation Process. It is time-consuming and costly.

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Thursday, 04 August 2016 19:42

Does it matter who files first for divorce?

Either the husband or the wife may file for divorce in Texas. Sometimes, when it appears that divorce might be coming, we are asked whether it matters who files first. The short answer is: it does. While the burdens of proof and presenting evidence do not change based on who files first, other, important, tactical factors will vary.

Published in Blog
Thursday, 07 May 2015 19:00

Collaborative Law

Mr. Heiman practices Collaborative Law, should you be interested in that method of legal resolution.

The “collaborative law concept” is still relatively new to Texas, but has established itself as a viable alternative to divorce litigation when both parties are committed to: 1. resolving the issues of the case amicably; and 2. both parties act honorably and in good faith. Instead of a typical divorce where couples battle out their disputes publicly in a courtroom, collaborative law offers a calmer alternative of dispute resolution. In other words, it offers both a “no fault” and “no fight” divorce for clients who want to avoid conflict in the divorce process.

Published in Practice Areas
Sunday, 30 November 2014 18:00

Divorce and Child Custody FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Divorce and Child Custody

Q1:  For how long must a person live in Texas before he or she can obtain a divorce in Texas?

A: The wife, the husband, or both spouses must have lived in Texas for at least the most recent six months (this is referred to as “being domiciled in Texas”)
Had a home for at least the last ninety days, in the particular county in which the divorce case will be filed (this is what is meant by “being a resident” of that county).

Published in Blog
Monday, 09 June 2014 19:00

How to Find a Divorce lawyer

My Search For a Divorce Lawyer

Guest post by Ellen R

When you’re in the middle of a marital crisis, the last thing you need is to hunt for the right divorce attorney. My husband and I had separated and were exchanging terse emails, and I felt traumatized and not up to much of anything let alone Googling and asking friends (when I was embarrassed to even admit I was in this place). I called a lawyer friend and she gave me a few names. I went to their websites and entered contact information and we set up a call. I was first shocked at the hourly rate – she had given me the names of some of the top lawyers in the city – and the questions. What was our net worth? Did my husband have a personality disorder? Could I pay $10,000 for a retainer…today? One lawyer I talked to told me I was about to have a $90,000 lesson and I should think of it like paying for a college degree…NOT what I wanted to hear. A loan I’d made my husband would have to be written off, he said.

Published in Blog
Thursday, 16 October 2014 19:00

Who Gets Divorced in America and Why?

The Who

Most of us have heard the divorce rate in America is high. Overall, approximately half of all marriages end in divorce, according to the most recent statistics. This works out to 6,646 divorces per day, and 46, 523 divorces per week-large numbers. But upon a closer look, the statistics reveal interesting differences in the types of folks who are more or less likely to see their marriages end in divorce.

The numbers reveal that 41% of all first marriages end in divorce. 60% of all second marriages wind-up in Divorce Court. And 73% of third marriages end there. This is somewhat more optimistic for folks who have not already tried marriage. Three out of five first wed Americans will not be divorced during their lifetimes.

Researchers have looked at Americans who divorce, and found some interesting trends. For example, the careers or occupations with the highest reported divorce rates are: dancers and choreographers, who have a divorce rate of 43.05%; bartenders, who divorce at the rate of 38.43%; massage therapists, whose divorce rates clock-in at 38.22%; “gaming cage workers” go through divorce at the rate of 34.66%; and “extruding machine operators” have their marriages end in divorce 32.74% of the time.

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 19:00

8 Steps to Take to Prepare for Divorce

In the years that I have been licensed to practice law (1989-present), I have represented hundreds of divorce clients. That experience has taught me that relatively few people adequately prepare (or prepare at all) for divorce, even when it looks likely to occur for a long time before it actually happens. I hope that this piece will provide some useful information about what to expect in a divorce case and how to be ready for it.

Step 1 Divorce is usually emotionally-taxing. It is easier to get through the stressful or lonely times of the case if you have family members and friends to talk to, to socialize with, and to discuss your case with. Drinking and watching television are poor substitutes for the emotional support and advice of loved ones. Having their support will allow you to better weather the storms of your case.

Published in Blog
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 00:00

Divorce Lawyer

Attorney David Heiman, Intro Video on Divorce Services More...

Divorce Lawyer serving Denton County, Lewisville, Denton, Plano, Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Dallas, Texas

Searching for a good Divorce Lawyer is a challenge. Get an attorney that has the experience and the resources you need. If you're ready to make a big change in your life or considering it, get your free consultation today. Attorney David Heiman practices exclusively Family Law, Divorce Law and related matters including Child Custody with the passion and experience you need - so, if you need to make a life change, make the change for the better! Don't wait, contact us today.

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About Us

The Heiman Law Firm provides professional family law services in cases such as divorce, child custody, child support, CPS, adoption and more. We have been proudly serving clients, primarily in Denton County, for over 25 years.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday Appointments Available

DFW Office Locations

Lewisville, Texas
405 State Highway 121 Byp Ste A250
Lewisville, TX 75067

  (469) 948-4764

Frisco, Texas
2770 Main Street Ste 179
Frisco, TX 75033

  (214) 269-9601

Flower Mound, Texas
2201 Spinks Rd
Flower Mound, TX 75022

  (469) 817-3273

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