While most marriages may end with major disagreements, in some cases, the husband and wife are able to part ways by agreeing on all issues pertaining to the divorce.
A simple divorce is also the fastest way to a divorce, but there are certain requirements that must be met.
The first requirement is residency. At least one of the parties must have lived in Texas for at least six months and also lived in the county where the divorce is being filed for at least three months.
When you agree on all the issues related to the divorce, this is known as an uncontested divorce. In many cases, you can proceed with the divorce on your own. However, in some instances, it makes sense to have a lawyer prepare the necessary paperwork to ensure things are done properly. Although a lawyer can only represent one side in a divorce, they can prepare the paperwork based on what both parties have agreed to, thus informally representing the interests of both parties.
You and your spouse cannot have any children together who are under 18 years old.
You and your spouse cannot be currently involved in an ongoing bankruptcy, and neither party may seek alimony.
Simplified divorces are relatively fast and can be finalized in as little as 60 days following a final hearing in front of a judge. If the judge finds that all the forms are correctly filled out and that the divorce agreement is reasonable and acceptable to both parties, then he or she will sign a Final Decree of Divorce.
In addition, although it varies from county to county because there are fewer forms to complete, the cost of the divorce is much lower.
The Bryant Law Firm proudly serves Harris County and the surrounding communities of Galveston, Fort Bend, Brazoria, and Montgomery Counties.
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