People in Texas who are going through a divorce must decide whether to settle or to go to trial. In most cases, the parties may be able to save time and effort by settling, but there are circumstances under which settlement is not a possibility. If it is clear to the parties that their case will not settle, it might make sense to get to it as soon as they can, rather than going through settlement negotiations.
Money is one of the major issues in many divorces, and time has a real dollar cost. The client expends financial resources during the time that he or she works with the attorney, and pays for the court's and judge's time as well. Court costs and attorneys' fees can grow rapidly during a trial. The cost of a case that is settled is generally lower than the cost of a case that goes to trial.