divorce turns into a messy litigation process that unfolds in court. In Texas,
spouses who are on the same page regarding every key issue in their divorce,
can pursue an uncontested divorce. Although you will have to appear before
a judge to finalize your split, you can essentially avoid having to hash
out this private matter in court, saving you a considerable amount of
time and money.
If you and your spouse do not agree on every issue, you can always opt
for mediation or another alternative dispute resolution that will keep
you out of court.
Getting an Uncontested Divorce in Texas
Typically, an uncontested divorce requires less time. However, you will
first have a mandatory 60-day waiting period, beginning on the date you
filed for divorce, until you are required to appear in court to finalize
your divorce. Additionally, before filing, you must meet the state’s
In Texas, one spouse must be a resident of Texas for 6 months or more and
be a resident of the county in which the divorce is being filed for the
preceding 90-day period.
If you are unsure if you have an uncontested divorce, these are some common
- Your spouse received and signed the Waiver of Citation voluntarily.
You and your spouse agree on asset and
You and your spouse agree on all child-related issues, including
- You and your spouse are able to civilly discuss the terms of settlement
and your children’s needs.
If you do not trust that your spouse is being forthcoming regarding marital
assets or you are in an abusive marriage, an uncontested divorce may not
be right for your situation. Whether your divorce is uncontested or contested,
it is crucial to hire an experienced family law attorney to help you navigate
each step and ensure your interests are protected.
Reach Out to a Knowledgeable Divorce Attorney to Discuss Your Case Today!
No two divorces are alike, so even if some end up in a heated legal battle,
yours may not. Under the best of circumstances, some couples are able
to end their marriage without having to spend time in court. At the Law
Office of Kathryn Marteeny, our experienced family law team will help
you and your spouse stay out of court if you wish to minimize conflict
and legal costs.
Call our legal team today at
(713) 936-2300 to request a case review with a skilled divorce attorney to get started!