Uncontested Divorce

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Uncontested Divorces vs. Contested Divorces

If you and your spouse are seeking a divorce and believe you agree to the terms of that divorce, you may want to consider an “uncontested divorce”. An uncontested divorce is a quicker, cheaper, and a less emotionally taxing option than a traditional divorce.

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The process for an uncontested divorce looks like this:

The rough timeline for this process is 3-4 months, accounting for the 60-day waiting period that is required by the State of Texas prior to finalizing the divorce.

Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce

A traditional divorce can take months, even years, and cost thousands of dollars. The process often includes multiple court hearings, evaluations, a process called discovery, and can become very time consuming and overwhelming.

The biggest advantage is cost. Uncontested divorces are generally much less expensive than contested divorces. When the parties are in agreement the attorney’s fees necessary to complete the divorce can be kept lower than when the parties’ resort to court. Often the only other fess are court fees and copies.

Where to Start?

An uncontested divorce requires both parties to work together to come to agreement. Although speaking to a lawyer is always advised, having a general working knowledge of the issues that need to be discussed and worked through at the outset is a good way to get the process started, or to see if it is even possible to come to an agreement. If you are wanting to get that conversation going, click HERE to get a copy of our “Conversation Starter”.

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