Jury Trials In Texas Divorce Cases
Divorce can be a highly contested matter that causes a great deal of stress and anxiety for the parties involved. You can reduce the stress of a jury trial by hiring an experienced litigator as your lawyer.
Texas is one of only a few states that allow any family law matters to be decided by a jury. In fact, jury trials for family law matters are rare, even in Texas.
At the law office of Mary K. Quinn in Houston, we have been handling family law and divorce matters in court for over 25 years. Though we are skilled at negotiating the terms of a divorce settlement out of court, our firm also provides high-quality trial advocacy for our divorce clients. Contact us to schedule a confidential consultation.
A Jury May Decide Certain Family Law Issues
Only certain family law issues may be decided by a jury trial, including:
- Definition community property
- Asset valuation
- Geographic restrictions on a child’s residence
- Termination of parental rights
In order for a jury trial to take place, it must be requested by one of the parties. It is most common for a judge to decide all issues, including the ones listed above.
Our firm is able to assess your situation and handle your case according to your goals. We are poised in front of a judge and jury, articulating your position and issuing persuasive arguments that allow the jury to fully understand the situation.
There Are Certain Issues Juries Cannot Decide
Family law matters that are decided by a judge and not a jury include:
- Visitation schedule
- Child support
- Property division
- Alimony or spousal maintenance
Having an experienced litigator on your side is extremely beneficial, no matter if an issue will be decided by a judge or jury.
Will A Jury Trial Be Necessary In Your Case?
To learn more about divorce jury trials, contact attorney Mary K. Quinn today. We are dedicated to taking the time to ensure you thoroughly understand your options and each step in the process. Consultations are confidential and evening meetings are available by appointment.