Houston Divorce Lawyer-Uncontested Divorce
Our staff here at The Rudisel Law Firm, P.C. understands that going through a divorce is a life changing event. Although divorces have the potential to become bitter legal disputes, many times spouses understand that a separation is necessary and they agree on all aspects of the divorce. These uncontested divorces not only save both spouses money, they allow the spouses to secure a divorce quickly with minimal time spent in court.
For a divorce to truly be considered “uncontested” both spouses must:
- Agree to proceed with a divorce;
- Agree on all aspects of the divorce including child custody and visitation, child support, paternity, property division and allocation of debt;
- Hire only one attorney; and
- All parties must agree to sign all necessary documentation.
What is the process for completing an Uncontested Divorce in Houston?
Our team will file an Original Petition for Divorce in the county where a least one spouse has resided for a minimum of 90 days. The divorce will be finalized after it has been on file for at least 60 days (Texas Family Code 6.702). The non-filing spouse will then need to sign a Waiver of Service in the presence of a notary public. The waiver brings the non-filing spouse into the process and allows the divorce to move forward.
The parties will then meet with our staff to go over the details of the divorce (custody, property division, child support, etc.). The attorney will draft the agreements reached in a final decree of divorce. Both parties will sign the decree and at least one party will appear in court for a brief hearing so a judge may grant the divorce. Once signed, our staff will provide the client one certified copy of the decree.
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