Uncontested Divorce in Texas

Uncontested Divorce in Texas

May 31, 2024
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There are many different scenarios that people might find themselves in when going through a divorce, from straight forward and agreeable to contested and complex. There are two types of divorce in the state of Texas; an uncontested or a contested divorce. 

An uncontested divorce is what you might imagine, this is a divorce in which both parties agree to the divorce or one party is defaulting to the other party’s request for a divorce. This typically means that the divorce can be settled much faster and without the additional negotiations that a contested divorce might go through. 

While an uncontested divorce is simpler than a contested divorce, you still should have help from an experienced Southlake divorce attorney

How long does an uncontested divorce take in Texas?

One of the benefits of an uncontested divorce is that it will typically be settled quicker than if the divorce was contested. Texas does impose a sixty-day waiting period for all divorces, meaning that when you file for a divorce, the courts will wait for that amount of time before finalizing the divorce. Technically, sixty one days would be the absolute fastest amount of time for an uncontested divorce. That said, working through the terms of the divorce and determining the division of assets often takes a bit longer. 

Do I need a lawyer for an uncontested divorce in Texas?

While an uncontested divorce is often faster and less complicated than a contested divorce, it is still advisable to work with a lawyer to solidify the details. You and your spouse will still need to negotiate and agree to the terms of the divorce, decide how you are dividing your assets, agree to a child custody schedule, draft and file your divorce petition, and more. This can be overwhelming and stressful for anyone going through a divorce, even if you and your spouse are agreeable and on the same page regarding the terms. An experienced divorce attorney can help with this process and help you avoid any snags that might delay your divorce.

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How much does an uncontested divorce cost in Texas?

An uncontested divorce in Texas can range in price averaging from $300 to $5,000, depending on whether you hire an attorney or mediator or attempt to go through the process on your own. This is significantly less than a contested divorce that requires in-depth negotiation and is not as straightforward as an uncontested divorce. The fees you might expect to see for an uncontested divorce include court filing, lawyer fees, court costs, mediation, and any other services provided by a third party. 

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Dealing with the divorce process can be challenging, even if both parties are in agreement. It is helpful to work with an experienced attorney to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. If you are going through a divorce or thinking about initiating one, the team of attorneys at MBH Fort Worth Family Law is ready to support your decision. Contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation, or call us at 817-476-7964 to discuss your options. 

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by Founding Partner, Constance Mims who has over 15 years of experience practicing exclusively family law. Mrs. Mims is Board Certified in Family Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization..

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