Filing For Divorce In Texas

Posted on : September 23, 2019

Are You Contemplating A Divorce In Texas?

Divorce is a difficult decision to make. Often you may put a divorce off for months if not years but when that decision is finalized, what happens next?

Important Questions To Consider

  • Do you have any children?
  • Do you have any joint property?
  • Do you have any joint financial accounts?
  • Do you own a joint business?
  • Are you and your spouse on amicable terms?

Contested VS Uncontested Divorce

Depending on your responses to the above questions, you will file one of two divorces; contested or uncontested. The most ideal divorce involves both parties coming to an agreement. If you and your spouse are on good terms and can agree on most of the elements in your divorce, you may opt for an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is similar to what it sounds like meaning that neither you or your spouse plan on contesting anything surrounding child custody, property divisions or the division of financial assets. In most cases, the uncontested option allows the divorce to move through the system at a reasonable pace ensuring that both parties are content with the conclusion of their divorce.

Contested divorce implies that one or both parties involved are contesting the divorce and some or all of the elements involved such as child custody, alimony, financial and real property assets, etc. A contested divorce will likely involve regular contact with attorneys, court adjournments and even the possibility of counselors, mediators or child guardians. The process for a Contested Divorce can quickly become complicated.

Divorce Timeline

The timeline on when your divorce becomes finalized may fluctuate however, in many cases it can be in as little as 60 days from the date of filing. The best way to gauge what type of divorce to file and what length of time you should expect, it is a good idea to speak to a qualified Texas Divorce Attorney who can provide you with compassionate and confidential guidance on how to move forward. Contact Bourlon Law Firm today to learn how we may be able to help you.