San Antonio Divorce Lawyers
Divorce Lawyers Serving Bexar County
Many people fear that their divorces will be long, costly, and full of disagreement. While this indeed happens in some divorces, many couples are able to take another, less adversarial approach. When spouses agree on all divorce-related legal matters — such as the division of assets and debts and child custody and visitation — the divorce is considered uncontested.
In other words, the court need only sign off on the divorce because all topics have already been resolved. We would far rather collaborate on a mediated agreement and save you money and time. At Wilson Brown, PLLC, our law office expediently represents clients through the terms and process of an uncontested divorce, even if substantial assets are involved.
Saving on Legal Fees
Although uncontested marriage dissolution is not for every couple, it is a desirable legal option from a time and financial standpoint. The many benefits of uncontested divorces include:
- Save time. Because the parties agree on all issues, there is nothing for the court to decide. Avoiding litigation drastically decreases the time to get a divorce.
- Save money. Uncontested divorces tend to cost less than contested divorces.
- Less stress. Couples whose divorces are uncontested often get through the process amicably and efficiently.
What is the difference between an uncontested and contested divorce?A contested divorce typically describes one where the parties can not agree on one or several vital issues, such as the division of assets and debts or matters involving child custody. Additionally, you must qualify for an uncontested divorce in Texas.
How do you file for an uncontested divorce in Texas?Even if you and your spouse agree to the terms of a divorce, it’s recommended that you work with a family law attorney to file for an uncontested divorce in Texas. Hiring an attorney is especially important if you have assets or debts to divide or minor children.
What happens at an uncontested divorce hearing?Uncontested divorce hearings are typically short. The judge will ensure the couple has complied with all applicable requirements for obtaining the divorce and will review the divorce decree.
What are the disadvantages of an uncontested divorce?The agreed-to terms may not be fair to both parties in an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce isn’t a good idea if there is an imbalance of power in the relationship or if there is a history of physical or emotional abuse.