Reaching an agreement so that you can proceed with an uncontested divorce can be difficult. We’re here for you.
An uncontested divorce is often preferred by spouses seeking to dissolve their marriage. It is much faster and can be much less expensive than a contested divorce. Additionally, an uncontested divorce can allow for a more amicable post-divorce relationship which is especially important if there are children involved. Uncontested divorces, however, can be difficult to achieve due to the fact that both spouses must agree on some complex and often emotionally charged issues. Without agreement on the essential terms of the divorce, an uncontested divorce is not possible. If you are attempting to work towards an uncontested divorce, contact the Angleton divorce attorneys at Scott M. Brown & Associates. We are here to make sure your best interests are always protected.
Am I Eligible for an Uncontested Divorce?
In order to proceed with an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse must agree on the essential terms of the divorce. The essential terms of a divorce include:
- Property division
- Allocation of debt
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Health insurance coverage for children of the marriage
Without an agreement on all of these things, an uncontested divorce will not be possible. That is why, while often the preferred route, uncontested divorce can be hard to come by. When it comes to issues of money and children, emotions can run high and make an agreement almost impossible.
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Even if you believe you and your spouse could have an amicable and uncontested divorce, be sure to protect yourself. Uncontested divorces can all too easily become contested. Gather and maintain thorough records of your finances, including jointly and individually held accounts. Make an accounting of your assets and debt liabilities. Speak to our dedicated family law attorneys right away to make sure you are prepared for any type of divorce that may be headed your way.
If you and your spouse can come to an agreement on the essential divorce terms, the agreement will be memorialized in the divorce decree which legally ends the marriage. You must wait a minimum of 60 days between the date you file your divorce petition and the date the judge will finalize the divorce decree.
No matter what type of divorce you find yourself up against, we are here for you.
Divorce is rarely easy. Whether it be contested or uncontested, there is a lot of things being decided that will have a significant impact on your financial and family future. Get the trusted legal counsel you need by contacting the dependable family law attorneys at Scott M. Brown & Associates. Contact our divorce attorneys today by calling (281) 612-8241 or go online.