Uncontested divorces require agreement on complex issues. We are here to protect your best interests.
An uncontested divorce scenario exists in two situations: either you and your spouse agree to all material terms of the divorce or your spouse fails to file a written response in the divorce proceeding and you are granted a divorce by default. There are many benefits to going through an uncontested divorce. It is often quicker, less expensive, and less public than the contested divorce alternative. Additionally, uncontested divorces tend to be more amicable, which is especially beneficial if there are children resulting from the marriage. That being said, uncontested divorces still require agreement on some complex issues that can have lasting consequences on your family and your financial future. Additionally, what you may think will be an uncontested divorce can quickly become contested. Be prepared for either. If you are considering divorce, contact the trusted divorce attorneys at Scott M. Brown & Associates. We are here to protect your best interests in any type of divorce you may be up against.
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What issues do spouses have to agree on to qualify for an uncontested divorce?
There are several issues material to divorce that you and your spouse must agree on to proceed with an uncontested divorce. These issues include:
- Asset division
- Debt allocation
- Child custody
- Child support
- Health insurance coverage for children
It must be noted that, even if you and your spouse agree to it, child support cannot be waived in Texas.
These issues involve a lot of consideration as they have serious impacts on your family structure and financial planning. Many divorces may start out seeming like they will be uncontested, but when you get to things involving kids and money, things change. Consider consulting with one of our divorce attorneys even if you are expecting an uncontested divorce. We will review the proposed divorce agreement to make sure it protects you and your interests. If the divorce becomes contested or at all contentious, we will continue to protect your best interests throughout whatever fight may lie ahead.
If you and your spouse manage to agree on all material terms, the terms will become part of the divorce decree which is the legal document ending the marriage. Both spouses must sign the decree and it will be sent to the Texas County District Court for the judicial approval. There is a minimum wait time of 60 days between the date the petition was filed and the date when a judge can finalize the divorce decree.
In uncontested divorces or contested divorces, we are here for you and your family.
There are a great deal of logistics involved in divorce. There is also a great deal of emotion involved in divorce. Both are true even in an uncontested divorce. At Scott M. Brown & Associates we are here to make sure your best interests are protected no matter what type of divorce you may be facing. Divorce is difficult, but the terms of the divorce can have a substantial and lasting impact on your family and financial situation. Proudly serving the residents of Pearland, Texas, we are here for you in all divorce related matters. Contact the dedicated divorce attorneys at Scott M. Brown & Associates today by calling (281) 612-8241 or go online.