Lawyers who have a vested interest in their clients’ cases say that many divorces in Texas are legal.
The issue is not always the person seeking a divorce, but rather the way in which the divorce is negotiated, said attorney Elizabeth Bouchard, who specializes in divorce litigation.
In some cases, a judge may be inclined to grant a divorce in order to protect a party’s reputation.
“A divorce is never the fault of the parties,” Bouchards said.
“But sometimes it is the fault in the process.
It’s a difficult balance to strike.”
Texas divorce lawyers say that the most common divorce lawyers have little to lose by offering a divorce to their clients.
“They are often the best attorneys in the state and the state has very few attorneys who are not practicing,” said Dallas divorce attorney Robert Kiehn.
He also noted that divorce lawyers are often well paid.
Bouchard says divorce lawyers should not expect that they will always get their clients a divorce.
“You are not going to get a divorce if you have a divorce attorney and your ex is not representing you,” she said.
“But you should not feel as if the law is going to take you by surprise,” Bower said.
She advises that she will generally be able to negotiate a divorce without the lawyer being there.
Bower says she and her clients are willing to negotiate for the best divorce deal for both parties.
She said it is often easier for a woman to have an attorney represent her than it is for a man.
“I am very happy to be the one representing my wife, because I know she loves me,” Bowers said.