Divorce does not always have to be an awful, long, drawn-out process. For couples in Texas who are ready and willing to work together to negotiate their settlement terms, the finalization of the marriage dissolution can happen pretty fast by filing an uncontested divorce.
Traditionally, the divorce process involves a lot of back and forth, arguing and disputes over settlement terms. Not every couple wants to go through all of that, however. That is the beauty of the uncontested divorce. There are some things that may not be so great about this route as well, though. It all really depends on what you want to get out of it.
Why choose an uncontested divorce
There are quite a few benefits to going this route. First and foremost, it offers more privacy. Settlements reached without going to court are a matter of private not public record.
Second, it can save time. Couples who do not fight about every little detail can set their terms, file their paperwork and simply wait for the granting of the divorce. This can take as little as a month, slightly longer if a couple has any children.
Finally, the third benefit is that it can save money. Court and other legal costs can add up quickly when dissolving your marriage. An uncontested divorce can greatly reduce the amount each party spends on the dissolution process.
Something to consider
Yes, an uncontested divorce can mean a quick dissolution process, but if there is no level of care or concern put into it, you may end up short changed on your settlement terms. Just because one does not contest a divorce does not mean that the final terms of the dissolution should not be fair and balanced. It is okay to seek assistance in order to have the terms reviewed before papers get sent to court for approval.
An uncontested divorce can still be a difficult process through which to get. It is still putting an end to a chapter in your life. This is not something that you have to do all on your own, however. With some legal guidance, you can file and complete an uncontested divorce as swiftly and smoothly as possible. In the end, you can come out of the process feeling satisfied with the final result.