Consider The Pros And Cons Of Uncontested Divorce

Every divorce poses unique challenges that require creative solutions to reach reasonable settlements. In some divorces, we can resolve issues outside of the courts through mediation or arbitration. Others, however, require the court's assistance. At The Law Office of Randy Mora, PLLC, we have represented hundreds of clients in overcoming the hurdles in their divorce as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

While uncontested divorces may be the way to do so, they are not always feasible. Here are some things to consider before you begin the divorce process.

What Are The Benefits Of An Uncontested Divorce?

Uncontested divorces in Texas offer several advantages that contested divorces do not, including:

  • Time — You will not have to spend as much time negotiating the terms to reach an agreement.
  • Money — You and your spouse can save money on legal fees, accounting fees and court costs.
  • Emotional toll — You can end the marriage quietly and efficiently, minimizing the emotional stress the divorce will have.

Uncontested Divorces Are Not For Everyone

Unfortunately, litigation is sometimes necessary to reach a fair settlement agreement. You may need to file for a contested divorce in the following scenarios:

  • There is a history of domestic violence It is our No. 1 priority to ensure you are safe throughout the divorce. Contacting your abuser may jeopardize your safety. If there is a history of physical, emotional or financial abuse, we can help you determine if a contested divorce would be a better route in your case.
  • You and your spouse cannot remain amicable — You and your spouse are less likely to reach an agreement if you are constantly arguing and unable to remain levelheaded. In this case, you may save time and money by litigating your divorce.
  • You need to resolve complex issues — Not all issues are best resolved in mediation or arbitration such as those involving substantial assets. It is possible to mediate a high-asset divorce, but sometimes these cases require many legal hoops to jump through to reach a settlement. This may require litigation to sort out as efficiently as possible.

Call An Attorney Who Can Get The Job Done

Do not hesitate to seek the advice of a seasoned lawyer. Call us today at 210-446-0306 or request a case evaluation online. We assist clients throughout south central Texas and have offices both in San Antonio and Castroville.