Texas Uncontested Divorce Attorneys
Working Together 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 between parents after the divorce is finalized. To accomplish an uncontested divorce, 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
To file for an uncontested divorce in Texas, you must meet Texas’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 related to your divorce, it is still in your best interest to hire a family lawyer in most situations. Discussing your goals and options with an experienced lawyer can give you peace of mind that your needs are met and that the agreement is legally sound and durable. In addition, a family lawyer 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 right option for you. If you are unsure whether your divorce is uncontested, please get in touch with one of our Austin, Plano, or Dallas divorce lawyers 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 uncontested divorce cases. Our lawyers 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.