Sometimes a divorce can be easy. When a husband and wife can agree on all of the issues in a divorce, they do not need to go through extensive settlement conferences, mediation or family court processes. An uncontested divorce is less costly, less time-consuming and less stressful than a contested divorce. An uncontested divorce means that all issues are agreed upon by the parties without the need for any third-party involvement to negotiate terms. Therefore, it is important that the parties remain amicable to the extent that the issues can be resolved by and between them.
Neal Ashmore works to ensure that individuals in Texas move smoothly through the divorce process. While we cannot represent both parties, we can help you put the agreement between you and your spouse down on paper and file your divorce with the court.
At Neal Ashmore, we provide guidance to clients throughout the uncontested divorce process. Our services include:
- Drafting and filing the divorce petition
- Filing the waiver of citation to show the court that the other party does not need to be served a copy of the divorce papers
- Advising regarding the financial and child-related issues involved in your divorce
- Negotiating, drafting and filing qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs), as needed
- Representing you at your uncontested divorce hearing
In Texas, there is a mandatory waiting period of 60 days from the date of filing the petition for divorce and entry of the Waiver of Service before a Court will grant your divorce. At an uncontested hearing, you will be required to give testimony, which your attorney will elicit through a set of simple questions, in order for the Court to determine that adequate evidence has been presented to grant the divorce. Provided both parties have complied with the procedure for an uncontested divorce, the Court likely will grant your divorce.