Uncontested Divorce With No Children Or Property

We represent many people who have a very little community property and wish to complete their divorce as quickly as possible at minimal cost. If you and your spouse are in agreement to divorce and have no property other than your respective bank accounts, personal effects, household furniture and furnishings, your respective cars or trucks and minimal retirement such as a small 401(k) plan, and your spouse will cooperate in signing a Waiver or Service and an Agreed Final Decree of Divorce, your divorce may be handled at minimal cost.

However, if you and your spouse have children or any significant property which may include retirement accounts, a home or other real estate, a business or investment property, your divorce may still be handled quickly and at minimal cost as an uncontested matter, but in order to avoid problems you will need to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation to be certain we understand all of the issues that need to be addressed in your case and any potential problems.

We are here to help you with your divorce or other family law matter, and encourage you to call and schedule an appointment to discuss your specific problems and needs.

Counties We Serve

Although we handle divorce cases throughout the state of Texas, most of our cases are in Harris County, Texas, and all of the surrounding counties including Austin County, Brazoria County, Chambers County, Galveston County, Liberty County, Montgomery County, San Jacinto County, Waller County and Wharton County.

What Happens If Your Case Becomes Contested?

When people wishing to divorce do not have children and have very little property other than their respective bank accounts, personal effects, household furniture and furnishings, their respective cars or trucks and minimal retirement accounts such as a small 401(k) plan, and will cooperate with each other in completing the divorce, there is almost nothing to argue about. However, human nature being what it is, people sometimes (and often do) find things to argue about. If that is the case, your uncontested divorce will need to be handled as a contested divorce and legal fees and expenses, including the cost of paralegal time, will be billed at the normal hourly rate.

We are here to help you with your uncontested divorce. If you have any questions of concerns over what might be involved if your case should become a contested matter, we encourage you to call and schedule an appointment to discuss your specific problems and needs.

How Long Does It Take To Complete An Uncontested Divorce?

In Texas, a divorce must be on file for 60 days before it can be granted. Uncontested divorce cases, in which the parties have no children and no significant property, can usually be completed in approximately 70-90 days. Cases involving children and property may take longer to complete, and this is especially true if the case becomes contested and if complications (which might include the birth of a child or pregnancy during the marriage) arise.

Uncontested Divorce With Children And/Or Property

We represent people who wish to complete their divorce, address the needs of their children and divide their belongings as quickly as possible at a minimal cost as an uncontested matter resolved by agreement.

If you have decided to divorce and have children and/or property, and believe it may be possible to complete your divorce by agreement as an uncontested matter, we encourage you to engage the services of a competent divorce attorney who can assist you in understanding what is involved in the divorce process, and who will allow you to engage in pre-divorce planning. It is time and money very well spent. With divorce planning we can help you in many ways, including:

  • Thinking about your options and what you want to do in terms of meeting the needs of your children
  • Understanding the nature and composition of your community property, debts and the value of your community property
  • Understanding what may be involved in order to address any separate property you or your spouse may have
  • Assessing the need for and the cost associated with the services of various professionals, such as accountants, valuation experts, educational professionals and mental health professionals who may be engaged to assist with your divorce case
  • Addressing areas where you and your spouse might be in agreement ("uncontested" issues) and areas where you and your spouse might not be in agreement ("contested" issues) in your divorce process
  • Understanding what you may expect in regard to the cost of your divorce, and how long it may take to complete your divorce
  • Understanding the various options available to you, such as whether or not you should ask the court to issue a temporary restraining order, and whether it might be possible or advisable to handle the divorce by utilizing the Collaborative Divorce Procedures

We are here to help you with you divorce or other family law matter, and encourage you to call and schedule an appointment to discuss your specific problems and needs.

What Happens After Your Divorce Is Finalized?

After your uncontested divorce is final, certified copies of your Decree of Divorce can be obtained from the district clerk's office in the county where your divorce is granted. The following information will assist you in obtaining a certified copy of your divorce decree in some of the surrounding counties:

Austin County Divorce Cases

Austin County District Clerk

One East Main

Bellville, Texas 77418

Telephone: 979-865-5911

Brazoria County Divorce Cases

Brazoria County District Clerk

111 Locust, Suite 500

Angleton, Texas 77515

Telephone: 979-864-1316

Chambers County Divorce Cases

Chambers County District Clerk

404 Washington Avenue

Anahuac, Texas 77514

Telephone: 409-267-2434

Galveston County Divorce Cases

Galveston County District Clerk

600 59th Street, Room 4001

Galveston, Texas 77551

Telephone: 409-766-2424

Harris County Divorce Cases

Harris County District Clerk

201 Caroline, 2nd floor

Houston, Texas 77002

Telephone: 713-755-7300

Fort Bend County Divorce Cases

Fort Bend County District Clerk

1422 Eugene Heimann Circle

Richmond, Texas 77469

Telephone: 281-341-4515

Montgomery County Divorce Cases

Montgomery County District Clerk

301 North Main Street

Conroe, Texas 77301

Telephone: 936-539-7855

San Jacinto County Divorce Cases

San Jacinto County District Clerk

1 State Highway 150

Coldspring, Texas 77331

Telephone: 936-653-2909

Waller County Divorce Cases

Waller County District Clerk

836 Austin Street, Suite 318

Hempstead, Texas 77445

Telephone: 979-826-7735

Wharton County Divorce Cases

Wharton County District Clerk

103 South Fulton Street

Wharton, Texas 77488

While the cost for obtaining certified copies may change, the cost for obtaining a certified copy of your Decree of Divorce is usually $1 per page. If you want us to obtain the certified copy of your Final Decree of Divorce we are happy to do so for an additional charge.

If you have questions or need additional information, you may go to the website of the district clerk in the county where your divorce was granted. In some counties you may be able to obtain a certified copy of your Final Decree of Divorce over the internet without having to physically go to the district clerk's office.