San Antonio Uncontested Divorce Attorneys
Few people are able to have an uncontested divorce, but it is possible. Even so, it is in your best interest to consult with an attorney and discuss all of the current and future scenarios. That way you can be well aware of your rights and see that you are properly protected. The divorce attorneys of Allen & Roig, LLP will represent you in an uncontested divorce and file the appropriate documents. Your spouse may or may not use the services of an attorney also, but as attorneys, we are only able to represent one side of the legal action.
Pros and Cons of Uncontested Divorce
Many couples go into the process thinking they will have an uncontested divorce because they haven’t really addressed all the issues and have just assumed certain things without considering all the details. In some cases, uncontested divorces can and do work to the distinct advantage of both spouses. They typically save both parties’ time, money, and energy, while lessening the emotional upheaval. Should both spouses approach the details in a practical and rational way, an uncontested divorce is a sound option.
However, sometimes an uncontested divorce can result in disadvantages to one of the spouses. This happens when one spouse convinces the other not to get attorneys involved and believe they will be able to work out all the finer points themselves. The spouse who agrees to this may later find that they gave up many important benefits and assets. Because of this, Allen & Roig, LLP always recommends legal representation for divorce.
Criteria for Uncontested Divorce
- Either you or your spouse have resided in Texas for at least 6 months
- Either you or your spouse have lived in the county where you are filing for divorce for at least 3 months
- Both you and your spouse have agreed on all issues in your divorce including:
- Agreeing to divorce
- Custody, visitation, and parental decision-making for the children
- Amount and duration of child support and spousal support
- Division of property and debts
Divorce can be complicated. Filing the forms is confusing and difficult for someone who is not a legal professional. Don’t go it alone or be caught off guard agreeing to something that will negatively impact your future. Yes, uncontested divorces are possible and make sense in certain situations. Before you go any further, speak with Allen & Roig, LLP. We will make sure you take the right legal steps. Call (210) 377-2529 Today!