Whether you have children or not, it is never easy to end your marriage with a divorce. However, if you and your spouse are able to agree on how to resolve all of the issues between the two of you, then you would benefit from the services of an Uncontested Divorce Lawyer. Even if you and your spouse are not able to agree on how to resolve all of the issues between the two of you, the divorce may end up being uncontested through the assistance of a mediator and another Uncontested Divorce Lawyer.
An Uncontested Divorce Lawyer can help streamline the process to help reduce the emotional and financial stress that accompanies the end of a marriage. Too often people are turned away by the courts and denied a divorce because they improperly relied on do-it-yourself paperwork which did not ensure all of the legal requirements were completed properly.
Once you retain the legal services of an Uncontested Divorce Lawyer, the parties will complete the paperwork provided by the lawyer. The Uncontested Divorce Lawyer, who can only represent one of the parties, will file the Original Petition for Divorce with the Court and seek a Waiver of Citation from the other party so expenses are not incurred for the service of the lawsuit on the other party. Once the Waiver of Citation has been filed, the Uncontested Divorce Lawyer will prepare an Agreed Final Decree of Divorce which will also be filed with the Court after both parties have signed the Agreed Final Decree of Divorce. Texas requires the parties to wait sixty days before asking the Court to grant a divorce to ensure enough time has passed that if the parties reconcile with one another, it will be before the divorce is granted and not afterwards.