Houston Divorce Attorney
We’ve all heard about divorce cases that drag on in court for months – or even years – because the parties are more concerned with tearing each other down than resolving their disputes. These divorces typically result in astronomical costs, bruised egos, and the unfair treatment of one or both parties (and their children). The good news is that divorce doesn’t have to be a war between husband and wife: today, more people are settling their cases amicably and more attorneys – including Houston Texas Divorce Attorney Wilfried P. Schmitz – are assisting them.
“There’s no way to win a divorce or custody battle when children are involved,” says Schmitz, who has practiced family law since 1984. Schmitz strives to settle clients’ cases and not to get adversarial until all peaceful options have been exhausted. Still, he does recognize that sometimes litigation is necessary if the opposing party is being unreasonable in their demands. “I try to get everything resolved amicably, but I’m also well suited to try cases in court, if necessary.”
Schmitz cites quality service, his understanding of the law, trust and respect as the foundations of the strong relationships he and his staff have with their clients. He also believes in keeping the lines of communication open at all times.
“I make my clients aware of all aspects of the law,” he says. “I communicate their duties and responsibilities to them in plain English, and I also keep them informed about the case at all times. Without effective communication, they can’t make the best decision about the future for themselves or their children.” And communication works both ways, of course, “We always listen to our clients’ fears and frustration. We’re there for them.”
If you need a Texas divorce lawyer in Houston, Texas, contact the law office of Wilfried P. Schmitz & Associates, P.C., at 281-486-5066 for the legal advice you need.
Schmitz understands the effects marital conflict can have on children, so he always tries to consider their best interests. “We try to keep kids out of the mix as much as possible,” he explains. “We use a child psychologist when possible and make sure there’s no pressure on the kids, so they don’t feel that the divorce is their fault. You can’t really handle custody issues without understanding the family dynamics before divorce; we also examine the likely post-divorce dynamics.”
In order to help his clients make the best decisions for their future, Schmitz advises them to put their hurt and anger aside. “I can get you divorced legally, but not emotionally,” he says. “Try not to have animosity after divorce, especially when children are involved. You and your ex-spouse will still see each other long after the divorce at weddings and graduations. If we can get you through with the least animosity possible, it’s much better in the long run. Once you understand this, and get past the emotions, you can take care of the issues in a reasonable manner.”
Schmitz, who is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, says he truly enjoys making a positive difference in people’s lives. One satisfied client wrote, “I am in a place that, two years ago, no one could have ever made me believe would be possible.” An experienced, knowledgeable attorney who cares about clients’ deeply, Wilfried Schmitz will help you through this difficult time towards an outcome that will be in everyone’s best interest.
About Houston Divorce Attorney Wilifried Schmitz
Wilfried P. Schmitz is a dedicated and well-respected Houston attorney who is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. For 25 years, he has been committed to the pursuit of excellence, possessed high academic credentials and demonstrated the strictest personal and professional ethics to his clients. By utilizing his state-of-the-art technology, he is able to provide services in a timely, cost-efficient and organized manner. Schmitz takes the resolution of his cases personally and focuses on his clients’ background, needs and goals in order to accurately represent them during this crucial time in their life.
Schmitz is an advocate for children in a divorce. He believes children deserve to have custody procedures conducted in a manner that greatly reduces the stress and anxiety a divorce might bring to a child. Along with custody issues, Schmitz is also dedicated to helping his clients with complex marital disputes and sophisticated property/asset issues. Schmitz strives to reach amicable resolution but he is well versed to try cases in court if a resolution can not be reached.
Schmitz is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University and his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law. He is a fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas and is also a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialist, American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, Bay Area Bar Association and Gulf Coast Family Law Specialist.