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What happens if you can’t agree on a major issue before divorce?

On Behalf of | Sep 30, 2021 | Divorce |

If you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage, you may hope to have a no-conflict or uncontested divorce.

Many people prefer this type of divorce, but it requires teamwork and negotiation. What happens if you agree on everything except for one major issue?

About the uncontested divorce

Both parties must want to have an uncontested divorce. Texas residents who want a “simplified dissolution of marriage” try to work out an agreement in which they agree to all aspects of their divorce. While this is possible, it is not uncommon for a couple to find at least one sticking point they cannot resolve.

Mediation

If the two of you face an issue you cannot resolve, the court may require you to engage in mediation in order to avoid going to trial. You and your spouse would meet with a licensed mediator who would offer guidance and access to legal information as you work together to solve your differences. The goal is to create a divorce agreement that is satisfactory to you both.

Additional help

Even if you and your spouse are among those who agree on everything, it is wise to seek legal guidance since there are areas you may overlook. You will want to be sure of your rights and entitlements. An uncontested divorce attorney can draft legal documents for you or ensure that your own paperwork is free of legal missteps. Asking for professional help could save you time, expense and stress as you go down the path toward an uncontested divorce.