Filing for Uncontested Divorce

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There are a whole host of benefits when couples have uncontested divorces. When couples are in agreement on matters such as child custody and division of their assets and property, it makes the process that much easier. At the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny, we encourage communication and amicable divorce resolutions to our clients, in ways such as an uncontested divorce.


Call us at (713) 936-2300 to make an appointment. We are more than happy to sit down with you and discuss all of the details concerning your divorce matter.


How to File Your Uncontested Divorce Case

Uncontested divorces can be completed quickly and tend to be less complicated. First, you would need to fill out a Petition of Divorce from the county clerk’s office in the county in where you currently live. A link to the Harris County Clerk's Office can be found here.

These are the following steps in an uncontested divorce:

  1. You must be a Texas resident for at least 6 months before you file.
  2. Bring a signed and completed Petition of Divorce form to the county clerk where you live.
  3. You must serve your spouse with a copy of the Petition of Divorce papers. You can ask the sheriff to serve or hire a process server.
  4. File the proof of service. The court hearing date will then be sent.
  5. A 60-day waiting period commences. You must finalize your terms divorce for child support, custody, spousal support, property division, and other agreements.
  6. The divorce hearing takes place. The judge will confirm with you and your spouse that you are in agreement before signing off on your divorce.
  7. The clerk signs off files away your divorce decree. You and your spouse should be given certified copies.

It is important to remember first and foremost that these divorces will require full disclosure from you. This information includes your finances, assets, properties, debts, the terms of your divorce, and the reason for the end of the marriage. Being honest and up-front at the onset can most assuredly save you headaches later on and ensure that your divorce runs as smoothly as possible.

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For more information about uncontested divorces or the divorce process in general, please contact our Houston divorce attorneys at the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny. We have over 30 years of legal experience representing clients in a variety of family law and divorce matters.

Do not hesitate to contact us and request your appointment.

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