Texas Uncontested Divorce Attorneys
Working Effectively with Your Spouse to Resolve Divorce Issues
Uncontested divorces are desirable because they tend to be less stressful, require fewer legal costs, and are more time-efficient than a contested divorce. Additionally, when children are involved, an uncontested divorce typically allows for better preservation of the co-parenting relationship. To accomplish an uncontested divorce in Texas, both spouses must reach agreements to resolve all divorce issues.
What is an Uncontested Divorce?
An uncontested divorce means that the spouses have or will quickly reach a complete agreement on their divorce issues, including:
- Ground for divorce
- Conservatorship of children
- Allocation of parental rights and duties
- Parenting time (“possession and access”)
- Child support
- Health insurance and dental insurance for children
- Allocation of uncovered healthcare expenses for children
- Division of marital assets
- Division of marital debts
- Post-divorce spousal maintenance (if any will be paid)
When outlining the terms of your uncontested divorce, honesty, transparency, and mutual decision-making are important for you and your spouse.
If you and your spouse will be able to discuss options for divorce terms and reach agreements, then proceeding with an uncontested divorce may be possible.
Residency Uncontested Divorce Requirement
In Texas, an uncontested divorce can only be filed if you meet the state’s residency requirements, which are:
- You or your spouse must continuously reside in Texas for six months immediately prior to filing for divorce; and
- You and your spouse must live within the specific county in which the divorce lawsuit is filed in the ninety days prior to filing the lawsuit.
Should You Hire an Attorney for an Uncontested Divorce?
Although you have agreed on the issues in an uncontested divorce in Texas, lawyers are still a helpful tool to have at your disposal. It is still in your best interest to hire a family lawyer in most situations. Discussing your goals and options with experienced uncontested divorce lawyers can give you peace of mind that your needs are met and that the agreement is legally sound and durable. In addition, the right attorney for an uncontested divorce will ensure that all the details you need are addressed during the divorce process and are included in the agreement – saving you time and money down the road.
Is an Uncontested Divorce Right for Me?
If you and your spouse agree on all the terms of your divorce and want an efficient, expedited, and cost-effective resolution, an uncontested divorce may be the best option for you. If you are unsure whether your divorce is uncontested, get in touch with one of our uncontested divorce lawyers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Granbury, or Plano to learn more about which divorce process is the right option for you.
Our Family Law Firm’s Uncontested Divorce Services
At Goranson Bain Ausley, we provide a Flat Fee divorce option for a case of an uncontested divorce in TX. Our uncontested divorce attorneys are available to draft a petition, a waiver of service, and an agreed final decree of divorce. We also provide legal counsel, discuss options and answer critical questions on the uncontested divorce process.