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When is an uncontested divorce the right choice for your family?

Every divorce is different. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for issues regarding child custody, visitation, property division and more. For this reason, Texas couples seeking to end their marriages may look for a better way to divorce other than the traditional, often contentious, contested divorce. For some, an uncontested divorce is the optimal way to end a marriage. 

While not the optimal choice in every situation, an uncontested divorce process could be a positive option for you. Not only could it be an easier, more peaceful way to divorce, it could also provide you more control over the terms of your final divorce order.

Why should I consider an uncontested divorce?

There are many reasons why a couple would choose an uncontested divorce. In addition to a more simple divorce process, the benefits may include:

  • Savings in the cost of the divorce
  • Faster divorce process from start to finish
  • Allows couple to keep more information private
  • Allows a divorcing couple to have more control over final divorce decree

No one knows your family like you do. With an uncontested divorce, you may be able to draft an agreement that is suited to the unique needs of your family, especially any minor children.

Who is eligible for an uncontested divorce?

An uncontested divorce is not the best choice for every situation. It is not optimal for couples that have disagreements over certain issues, such as a visitation plan or custody. It may also not be a good choice for couples that must divide complex marital property and complicated assets. Every decision made during the divorce process will have ramifications that will impact your family for years to come. You would be wise to be thoughtful and intentional, even with this type of divorce.

Seeking a strong and positive post-divorce future

If you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse agree on most major issues and are able to discuss and negotiate on the rest, you may find that an uncontested divorce is the right choice for you. The end of a marriage is a difficult time of transition, but this option may make it easier for every member of the family.

Before you decide on what type of divorce you need or make any important decisions that will affect your family on a long-term basis, you would be wise to seek a full understanding of all of the legal options available to you, including the benefits and implications of an uncontested divorce.

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