Uncontested Divorce in Texas
Experienced Divorce Attorney Serving Couples in Longview & East Texas
At the Hollwarth Law Firm, we serve couples facing divorces of all kinds. Attorney Christina Hollwarth is trained in mediation, family litigation, cases involving Child Protective Services, and more, and she is well prepared to handle any curveballs your divorce may throw at you. Allow us to come alongside you and help you make your divorce as streamlined and simple as possible.
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What Qualifies as an Uncontested Divorce in Texas?
Unlike contested divorce, an uncontested divorce is one in which both spouses agree on all terms. In order for a divorce to be considered uncontested in the state of Texas, a couple must not have any minor children, co-own any property, or be actively undergoing bankruptcy. They must also be in agreement that neither will seek spousal support and not have any retirement funds or benefits to split up.
If there is even one point on which you and your spouse do not agree during your divorce, it is no longer uncontested. Many people pursuing uncontested divorce go into it thinking they agree on the essentials, only to later find themselves in at least one significant conflict with their spouse. This poses serious problems for couples who attempt to divorce using online services or by merely submitting all the necessary forms.
Why an Attorney Is Better than an Online Divorce Service
As previously stated, many couples pursue uncontested divorce believing that they agree on all important points but later find that they disagree on at least one issue. Resolving divorce-related disagreements often requires mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and sometimes litigation, none of which can be done without an experienced legal representative on your side. Filling out divorce paperwork improperly could also have painful, lasting consequences for you and/or your spouse, especially when it comes to property division. However, having an experienced divorce attorney makes a world of difference, and it allows you to go into your divorce with confidence.
We’re here to be your advocates. Contact the Hollwarth Law Firm today to schedule your confidential consultation.
Further reading: Fault vs. No-Fault Grounds for Texas Divorce