Uncontested Divorce Attorney in Sugar Land
Pursue a Flat-Fee, Uncontested Divorce with a Skilled Texas Lawyer
When two divorcing parties are unable to agree on specific matters such as alimony or child support, they must usually seek litigious solutions in court. However, if both spouses can reach an agreement on all issues of the marriage, such as child custody or retirement benefits, without requiring litigation, they may be able to file for an uncontested divorce. At Kutty Law Firm, PLLC, we handle uncontested divorce cases for qualifying clients for $1,250 when the case does not involve children, real estate, retirement, or debt division. There will be an additional fee of $350 to cover court costs and filing fees.
Reach out to Kutty Law Firm, PLLC now at (713) 955-7477 or online to set up a case consultation with a Sugar Land uncontested divorce attorney.
Qualifications to File for an Uncontested Divorce in Texas
In order to file for divorce in Texas, at least one party must have resided in-state for the past six months and in the same county for 90 days before filing. You must also have an estate valued at less than $250,000 to qualify for an uncontested divorce.
You must also meet additional requirements including:
- Both parties agreeing to the divorce
- Being willing to sign paperwork without being served
- Agreeing to work with one lawyer
At Kutty Law Firm, PLLC, our Sugar Land uncontested divorce attorney requires a non-refundable fee for uncontested divorce paid upfront. Our firm does not prepare itemized bills for these services because uncontested matters are not billed by the hour.
It should be noted that you will not qualify for an uncontested divorce if:
- Either spouse disagrees on any issue in your divorce
- You are not aware of what assets or debts you and your spouse have
- You are concerned that your spouse may be hiding assets
- You or your spouse want a customized visitation schedule
- There are grounds for divorce because of cruel treatment or adultery
- You or your spouse has a bankruptcy case pending
- You or your spouse has had a child while married but with a third party
What Are the Steps for an Uncontested Divorce?
First, the parties need to reach an agreement on all issues prior to retaining our services. Next, one spouse completes all the paperwork and our contract for an uncontested divorce. In an uncontested divorce, only one party may have an attorney. An Original Petition for Divorce is drafted and filed with the court. The non-filing spouse must sign a waiver of service before a notary public indicating that they are waiving the right to service and that the divorce may be finalized without notice to the non-represented party.
After the petition for divorce and waiver of service are filed with the court, we will prepare a Final Decree of Divorce. Both spouses sign the Final Decree. The Final Decree can be presented to the court for approval 61 days after the Original Petition for Divorce was filed, which is required by state law.
After the required time has passed, one spouse must appear in court to present the Final Decree of Divorce to the judge. The Final Decree of Divorce and any other supporting documents are presented to the court electronically. Once the judge reviews all the documents and hears brief testimony from the spouse, the judge determines if the divorce will be granted.
How Long Does an Uncontested Divorce Take in Texas?
For a divorce in Texas, you must wait 60 days as the standard waiting period. Even if you filed for an uncontested divorce, the state requires 61 days for everything to be finalized. Be sure that all your paperwork is completed properly and that you attend the last court hearing before a judge. A Final Decree of Divorce will be signed and you will be on your way.
Get Started with a Case Consultation
The fastest way to begin your case is by submitting your uncontested divorce packet forms online. You can also schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable and experienced Sugar Land uncontested divorce lawyer at Kutty Law Firm, PLLC to discuss your situation. It should be noted that while no attorney can guarantee an expected outcome or conclusion, we can competently protect your legal interests and desires to help you get through the divorce as calmly and quickly as possible.
Contact Kutty Law Firm, PLLC at (713) 955-7477 to learn how to file uncontested divorce in Texas.
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