One of the very first steps for those considering a divorce is to decide the likelihood of whether the divorce will be contested or uncontested.

Texas law does not define an uncontested divorce. The term “uncontested divorce” means different things to different people. It is important when talking to an attorney, or spouse, to make sure that everyone understands what is meant by uncontested divorce.

Uncontested Divorce
An uncontested divorce simply means that both spouses agree on every issue at stake. Even with the best of intentions, one or both spouses often find themselves eventually disagreeing on one or more issues so uncontested divorces are the exception. However, an uncontested divorce costs less than a contested divorce.

Contested Divorce
Most people head toward divorce because of disagreements. And disagreements almost always show up in divorce proceedings. This is where good legal representation will help.

Divorce is rarely as simple as filing a few forms to dissolve your marriage. If you have children, a house, and other accounts/assets, divorce proceedings can become complicated very quickly.

If you or your spouse is contesting any aspect of the divorce, from child custody to alimony, matters can be even more complex — and very painful.

Bottom Line

There are thousands of laws involving a divorce. Although an uncontested divorce sounds ideal and might be sufficient, you need to at least consult with an attorney to see if that is the best route for your circumstances. Attorney Vince Handler will help you evaluate so you can make an informed decision for the best chance of success. Contact us today.

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Filing for Divorce
Standing Orders
Divorce Waiting Period
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