Q&A: What To Know About Uncontested Divorces In Texas
Our clients often have the same questions regarding uncontested divorces. As such, it can be a good idea to have these answers before you come into our office to give you a running start.
At Law Office of Randy Mora, PLLC, we want you to know what to expect. Keep in mind that every divorce is different and our attorneys have the experience necessary to answer your individual questions and give you personalized advice.
Who Can Get An Uncontested Divorce?
To file for an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse must:
- Have resided in Texas for six months or more
- Have resided in the county for three months or more
- Agree to every term of the divorce
How Long Does An Uncontested Divorce Take?
In Texas, you must legally wait at least 60 days before your divorce can be finalized from the date the Original Petition for Divorce is filed. However, it can take longer depending on factors such as the court’s docket, time needed to draft the documents, custody arrangements, service, opposing counsel, and opposing parties.
Why Should I Hire An Attorney If My Divorce Is Uncontested?
While you are not required to hire a lawyer, doing so can be critical to:
- Ensure a fair settlement agreement — You do not want to get roped into an unreasonable settlement and walk away with less than you are entitled to receive. We know how to draft documents that will protect you, your relationship with your children and your wallet.
- Cover your legal bases — You will need to jump through various legal hoops to ensure the agreement will be approved by a judge. We are well-versed in divorce law and can assist with the filing and drafting process from start to finish.
- Avoid the pitfalls of do-it-yourself documents — Many people do not realize the dangers of using boiler plate divorce documents online. For example, the documents may not be drafted in accordance with Texas law or they may overlook key issues in your divorce, which will cost you a substantial amount of money to remedy. We can help you avoid these common mistakes.