Protecting You Through The Divorce Process

Divorce is a complex process. Your assets, your future comfort and your relationship with your children are all on the line. There is simply no room for mistakes. You need an advocate who knows the law and is willing to work hard to protect you.

At Law Office of Michella K. Melton, our attorneys are committed to excellence. We will stand by your side through this difficult process, protecting you and everything you care about. From day one, we will put forth every effort to see that your needs are met. Our services are available to people in McKinney, Frisco, Plano and all of Collin County.

What Is Important To You?

No two divorce cases are the same, which is why we build customized legal strategies. We will take the time to learn what is important to you, and we will build your case accordingly. Nothing will be overlooked. We can assist with all aspects of your divorce, including property division, child custody, child support, spousal support, relocation and more.

Our knowledge and experience mean we are equipped to deal with even the most unique and challenging issues. For example, we understand how to navigate the issues that arise in same-sex divorce and military divorce cases, such as division of military retirement benefits and child custody arrangements for military personnel stationed in other states or overseas.

How Will Your Divorce Be Resolved?

When it comes to divorce, there are many paths to a resolution. Our philosophy is to choose the path of least resistance whenever appropriate.

At the outset of your case we will gauge the level of conflict. Appearances can often be deceiving in these matters. It is not uncommon for people to think they have an uncontested divorce, only to find a variety of issues that have not been agreed upon. Likewise, we frequently work with people who believe they have serious disputes, but after reviewing all of the issues those disputes may be resolved through negotiation.

Much of the heavy lifting can be accomplished simply by ensuring that there is a clear understanding of how family law cases work in Texas. We will take the time to educate you about how the courts may view your situation. Then we will explain your options.

Collaborate Divorce — The Efficient, Less Stressful Option

We do everything we can to minimize the cost, time and stress of divorce. One option that many people are not aware of is collaborative law. This is a unique process that encourages divorcing spouses to collaborate and reach agreements with the help of lawyers trained in the collaborative divorce process. It is typically considered an efficient, cost-effective, alternative means of handling a divorce. If you and your spouse are able to work together, you may find this to be a positive way to move forward.

We are your advocates. As such, we recognize that negotiation, mediation and techniques like collaborative law are not suitable for every case. When conflicts simply cannot be resolved amicably, trial may be necessary. We are trial-tested and ready to argue your case in front of a judge if that is what it takes to protect your interests.

Talk To Us About Your Divorce Options

Call 214-449-1900 or send an email to schedule a meeting at our law office. We are ready to answer your questions about divorce and help you determine how to move forward.