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Efficiently Guiding You Through an Uncontested Divorce

More and more couples are looking to the cordial and less costly option of an uncontested divorce. If you and your spouse have already negotiated the major terms of your divorce without the assistance of attorneys, Sugar Land divorce attorney Chikeersha Puvvada can help you amicably finalize your agreement with your spouse and then cost-effectively turn your agreement into a binding and enforceable divorce decree.

Uncontested Divorce FAQs

Where can I get an uncontested divorce?

To file for divorce in Texas, you must have lived in Texas for the past 6 months, and lived in the county where you plan to file for the past 90 days. These rules don't apply to military personal from Texas out of state on duty.

How does an uncontested divorce work?

For an uncontested divorce to work, both spouses must agree on the divorce settlement. Usually, only one spouse hires an attorney. The attorney files a petition for divorce with the court, and the non-filing spouse signs a Waiver of Citation, thereby relieving the filing spouse from serving the non-filing spouse with process. The attorney then drafts the agreed upon divorce decree and submits the decree to the court. The decree divorces the parties and states, among other matters, how marital property will be divided, custody of any children and spousal maintenance, if any. The attorney and the filing spouse eventually go before the judge. After the attorney asks his client some routine questions, the judge grants the divorce by signing the divorce decree.

How long will my uncontested divorce take?

In Texas, a divorce cannot be granted until 60 days after the divorce suit is filed. Most uncontested divorce are resolved soon after the expiration of the 60 day waiting period.

Can one lawyer represent both spouses in an uncontested divorce?

No. Lawyers are not permitted to represent both spouses in an uncontested divorce. Typically in an uncontested divorce, only one side has an attorney since the parties have already agreed to the terms of the divorce. However, the spouse without the attorney bears the risk of forfeiting rights they may not know they have.

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Useful Articles for Uncontested Divorces
Dividing the Marital Home in Divorce
October 6, 2014

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For most Texans, their home is their most valuable asset. It's valuable both financially and emotionally. That is why the uncertainty of what will happen to your home after a divorce can be stressful and worrisome. In this article, we will review the various ways a residence can be divided at the end of a divorce.

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Dealing with Out-of-State Property in a Texas Divorce
November 18, 2014

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More and more people are moving to Texas, with Dallas and Houston being the 2nd and 3rd fastest growing cities in the United States. This also means that more and more often, people who are going through a divorce in Texas have to split up property located outside of Texas. This article discusses how the Texas courts treat such out-of-state property during divorce.

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50/50 Possession Schedules
February 10, 2020

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While 50/50 possession schedules are not built into the Texas Family Code, they are still available to parents should a Court decide to adopt such a schedule and/or should the parents agree to such a schedule. In this article we will review three common 50/50 possession schedules.

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"It was a good experience working with Mr. Puvvada. He helped me out with my divorce and was able to settle it in an amicable way. He's a straight shooter and goes by the book."
-Shahid K. (client review)

If you need help with an uncontested divorce, contact divorce attorney Chikeersha Puvvada at 281-313-5300 or online today to schedule a consultation. Due to the "Stay Home to Save Lives" order issued in Fort Bend County on March 24, 2020, our office will only be available by phone and teleconference until April 4, 2020.

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