Uncontested Divorce

If you and your spouse have reached a 100% agreement on all matters regarding your divorce, then your divorce would be uncontested. Suppose you have agreed on the division of child custody, debts, and assets, then the divorce will go much smoother and faster. Attorney Racheal Adkins has years of experience and has helped many individuals with uncontested divorces.

An uncontested divorce can take place if the following are met:

• There are no issues that need disputings, such as division of assets, finances, spousal support, and child custody and support.
• Both parties agree to the divorce.

What are the advantages of an uncontested divorce?

• Only one attorney is needed
• A brief hearing will take place
• It will be a faster process
• An efficient and least expensive way to obtain a Final Decree

Why choose the Law Office of Racheal L. Adkins for an uncontested divorce?

It may sound easier to go through the uncontested divorce without the help of an attorney. But without an attorney, you could be missing any correct legal documents the Court may ask to be submitted. Leave the legal part to an experienced attorney familiar with the laws and can take care of the divorce process.

Contested Divorce

If spouses cannot agree on one or more issues related to the divorce, then it is considered a contested divorce. A contested divorce is a long process requiring extensive litigation. Only the involved parties can arrive at a mutually agreeable outcome. If the divorce turns out to be high-conflict, then the time to complete the case lengthens, and the cost can become high. Regardless of your situation, give us a call to see if we can take your case.

What can a contested divorce attorney help me with?

Filing a petition for divorce
An Original Petition for Divorce can be filed if you or your spouse has resided in the county for the previous 90 days. Also, one party must have lived in Texas for at least six months to file in Texas. This petition is a legal document that notifies the Court of your intention to seek a contested divorce. After a divorce is filed, the other party will receive a notice and be informed of any hearings or trial dates.

Temporary restraining orders
After a divorce has been filed, a temporary restraining order might be requested. A temporary restraining order in Texas divorce law is part of the divorce process. It is put in place to make sure both parties are fair regarding each other, the children, and property while the divorce is taking place. It prevents either party from making any significant changes that are not agreed to by both parties. A temporary restraining order is not a protective order used in family violence scenarios. A temporary restraining order is not put in place because of any wrongdoing, and it is simply there to protect both parties during the divorce process.

Discovery and Property Division
Discovery is the time between the hearing and the final trial. Discovery is a process to learn information about the other party. Discovery does not happen for all divorces, but it is a helpful tool that can be used to obtain information about the other party if needed. During discovery, both parties may learn about the other’s perspective regarding property division, the value of the marital estate, and income for child support.

Mediation can take place even if the divorce is contested. Mediation can be successful and can resolve disagreements. A third-party family law expert will neutrally help both parties reach an agreement and find resolutions on all issues. Mediation allows both parties to have input regarding any divorce matters. Once an agreement is reached and signed, it is binding for both parties and is enforced by the Court.

Whether a contested or uncontested divorce, all divorce-related concerns must be addressed in the decree, and both parties must follow all court procedures. The Law Office of Racheal L. Adkins can handle your entire divorce process.

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