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An Uncontested Divorce Timeline

Texas Uncontested Divorce Process Timeline

After a divorce is filed in Texas, there is a 60-day waiting period before the divorce is finalized. Generally, a divorce in Texas takes about six months to one year to be finalized, depending on how much conflict and complexity is involved in the divorce.

An uncontested divorce can save you time, money, and frustration, making it the best option when all requirements are met. Below is a timeline that may help in planning your divorce and serve as a reference during the process. If you have specific questions or if you are ready to learn if you meet the requirements for uncontested divorce in Texas, please give us a call at (713) 955-7477 to schedule a consultation right away.

Detailed Uncontested Divorce Timeline

While there are some variations depending on circumstances, a basic uncontested divorce timeline is as follows:

  • Day 1
    • Review contract and all associated forms
    • Notify client via email of acceptance and include copy of receipt
    • Rush draft and file Original Petition for Divorce, draft waiver of service and provide the same to client via email
  • Day 10
    • Draft Original Petition and Waiver of Service
    • File Original Petition and email the same to client
  • Day 12
    • Email client the Waiver of Service, court receipt and acceptance of case
    • NOTE: The client is required to collect the original and notarized Waiver of Service along with a copy of their spouse's driver's license
    • Client will be provided with a list of parenting classes (required by court when children are involved)
  • Day 20
    • File Original and Notarized Waiver of Service with court
    • NOTE: Failure to provide Original and Notarized Waiver of Service will delay the case
  • Day 30
    • Draft and email Final Divorce Decree to client for review
    • Client must submit all revisions to Attorney Kutty within 5 days
  • Day 40
    • Make all revisions and email the same to client
    • Client must provide parenting certificate on this date
  • Day 50
    • Schedule final court date
  • Day 61 or Later
    • Prove up final divorce decree for all clients paying for rush filing
  • Day 71 or Later
    • Prove up final divorce decree for all other clients

During this entire process, Sugar Land divorce attorney Yasmin Kutty will remain in close contact with you, helping ensure you are aware of progress and informed of any hiccups.

If you are considering Divorce in Sugar Land, Houston, Katy, or surrounding areas, please contact the Kutty Law Firm to schedule a consultation. Mrs. Kutty serves the counties of Fort Bend, Brazoria, and Montgomery.