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Canton is a small town located in the middle of Van Zandt County. Canton was settled in the middle of the 19th century, much like many towns in Texas. The town stretches across almost seven square miles and was officially incorporated in 1919. Present day, Canton is a quaint place with a small town atmosphere. Every month, Canton hosts a flea market called First Monday Trade Days. The town boasts that the First Monday Trade Days is the world’s largest flea market. And, every August, Canton has the Van Zandt County Fair and Rodeo, and the Annual Bluegrass Festival. Although Canton may be a very small town, there’s always something to do in Canton.

Petition for Divorce

A lot of people freak out when they see a court document with “petition for divorce” written on it.  This is completely understandable. Divorce is a big deal and there’s a good reason why it’s listed as the second most traumatic event that a person can go through. However, it’s also important to realize that a petition for divorce is only a petition. Though the marriage is likely ending, your spouse is not likely going to get everything they’ve asked for in the petition. Right now, contacting an attorney is the best thing you can do to protect your rights.

Is an Attorney Worth It?

In almost every case, an attorney is worth the extra expense. Though the do-it-yourself divorce can be alluring due to the low cost, it isn’t worth the risk for the vast majority of cases. Most divorces include children, shared finances, large assets such as homes or cars, retirement accounts, shared debt, alimony, child support, pets, or conflict. If you have any of these, and you probably do, especially if you’ve been married for a long time, hiring an attorney is in your best interest. This is because when it comes to dividing assets, arranging custody, or ordering alimony, you want to make sure things are done right. The problem with do-it-yourself divorces is that the divorce decrees can be unclear or poorly written. Fixing these decrees often costs more time and money than it would for parties to hire an attorney from the start.

When You’ve Been Blindsided by Divorce Papers

If you’ve been blindsided by divorce papers, you are not alone. It’s not uncommon for one party to file for divorce and the other party to be shocked or devastated. In a lot of these cases, a party may have known that the marriage was strained, but they were unaware that it was strained to the point of divorce. Or, it’s possible that one party wasn’t even aware their partner was unhappy. At CoilLaw, we see situations such as the aforementioned frequently. If you have been surprised by divorce papers, you are not alone. In a time like this, life may seem overwhelming and confusing. The best thing you can do to find surety is to consult with an attorney who can help you understand your rights and your best options.

Setting up a Consultation

At CoilLaw, we make setting up the initial consultation easy. We know just how difficult divorce can be. However, we also know that being able to plan out your future is an essential part of taking back control and moving forward with your life. Our talented and experienced attorneys have helped countless people through the divorce process. During the initial consultation, our legal team can help walk you through your rights and your options so you can feel the most confidence possible when planning for your future after the divorce. If you’re ready to file for divorce, contact CoilLaw today.


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