Uncontested Divorce For Spouses In Agreement
The term “uncontested divorce” most often references a divorce in which both spouses agree to end the marriage and have no disputes over property division, no financial disagreements, and usually no children or other contentious issues.
Uncontested divorces are appealing because of their low cost, minimal stress and expediency. In fact, true uncontested divorces can be completed by email, fax or regular mail, as well as in person. However, an uncontested divorce should still involve a lawyer to ensure legal compliance. At the Law Office of Michael D. Tracton, P.C., in Sugar Land, I guide clients through the uncontested divorce process and handle the legal and clerical aspects of ending a marriage.
You Need Legal Representation Even In An Amicable Split
Although both spouses might be in agreement on issues such as division of property or the transfer of business ownership, legal representation is essential to ensure that the divorce is legal and your rights are protected.
It’s important to emphasize that I can only represent one spouse in an uncontested divorce. It is not legal for an attorney to represent or advise both individuals in a divorce. The spouse that I do not represent is not forced to retain a lawyer, in effect selecting divorce Pro Se. However, this can result in people forfeiting rights they did not know they had, including spousal support, a division of pension benefits, income from real estate and other sources of income.
Is An Uncontested Divorce Right For You?
If you are interested in a low-cost divorce that takes a fraction of the time required for a contested divorce, call 281-242-7111 or use the contact form to schedule a meeting with a Sugar Land uncontested divorce lawyer with more than 35 years of family law experience. During the free initial consultation, I can review your situation and give you a straightforward assessment of how realistic an uncontested divorce is for you.