Filing For Divorce When Both Spouses Are Amicable
Some couples may find that marriage, or their partner, is simply not what they expected. Texas has laws in place to assist couples that are amicably trying to end their marriage with as little fuss as possible.
At the Law Office of Brian Bagley, PLLC, we routinely work with couples who want a smooth ending to their marriage but still want to protect their finances and best interests.
Do I Have An Uncontested Divorce?
When both spouses agree on the marriage ending and the terms of the divorce, they may be able to file for an uncontested divorce. These types of divorces can still be lengthy with a 60-day minimum filing period, but they can save you money, frustration and time in the long run. You can even file for an uncontested divorce if one of you is an active military member.
You can legally file for an uncontested divorce if you:
- Do not have any children who are under 18 years old (This does not include children from a different marriage.)
- Have discussed ending the marriage with your spouse and they agree
- Are bankrupt or in the middle of filing for bankruptcy
- Do not own property with your spouse, or only one name is listed on the property title
- Do not have retirement benefits or accounts to divide
- Are not seeking alimony or spousal support
If these criteria match your situation, then you may be able to seek the benefits of an uncontested divorce. Our firm can explain the nuances of these criteria and ensure the filing process goes as smoothly as possible.
What To Expect During The Process
During the process, you will discuss how to split things fairly. We can help keep these talks effective and friendly between spouses. Not everyone knows how to value their belongings, so we will help you determine a truly fair split that will be approved by the court.
We can also complete and file the required paperwork, making sure you are prepared for your final hearing in front of the judge and we have mitigated unseen issues along the way.
We Can Help You Understand Your Options
Our office in Plano serves all of North Texas and the surrounding areas. If you have additional questions about what to expect in the process or how an attorney can help, ask us today.