How Uncontested Divorce Works?
In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse agree on all of the issues in your divorce.
The issues in a divorce include:
- Custody or conservatorship
- parenting or visitation schedule
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Medical and Dental support
- Division of marital property
The benefits of an uncontested divorce is that it is a quick divorce. How do you get a quick divorce and save money from attorney’s fees: agreement. Both parties to the divorce suit should decide how they want to split the properties; also, you should decide who gets to decide where your child will live and when.
Do I need a lawyer for an agreed divorce?
It is good to have an attorney review your Final Divorce Decree. We have had clients come into our office because their divorce papers were not done well. For example, in order to divide the house or collect on the equity from a house, there are additional documents you need to sign. These papers are separate from your divorce decree. Therefore, you are not required to hire an attorney. But, you can ask one of our staff attorneys to review your prepared documents. We provide limited representation. It will save you time.
What Happens if I don’t Sign the Divorce Papers?
After you get the divorce petition (granted you were served properly), you have 20 days to answer in Texas. In other word, you have to file an answer with the court by Monday, 10 a.m. after you count 20 days from when you are served. If you do not respond or if you refuse to sign divorce papers (notice of acknowledgment) and do not want to attend mediation or show up on the court date, the case can be decided as a default divorce.