What is an uncontested (Agreed) divorce?

An uncontested divorce is the quickest and the least expensive way to get divorced in Texas. In this type of divorce both parties must be able to remove the emotional side of divorce and treat the process as a business transaction without the need of extensive litigation.

To quality for an uncontested divorce both parties must be in agreement with all of the following terms:

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PULL YOUR CREDIT REPORT Pull your credit report before the divorce so that anything in dispute can be resolved before the divorce is final. There are three major credit reporting agencies: Experian, TransUnion and Equifax. Be sure to get a copy of your report from each of them. You can view all the reports one time per year at no charge.  A website to request your credit reports is www.annualcreditreport.com. The reports are the quickest and easiest way to get an overview of the outstanding loan balances, mortgages and credit card debt that you and your spouse will eventually divy…

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TYPICAL POST-DIVORCE SCENARIO: After my divorce, my ex was responsible for paying on several credit cards. The credit card companies refused to remove me from the accounts, so the judge ordered my ex to pay them in a timely way to avoid credit problems for me. He did not pay them in a timely way and it took three months for the creditors to contact me and ask me to pay since he didn't. I have begun making payments and filed a contempt order with the court. But each credit card company and their collection agencies (for those who sold…

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DO’S: DO CONSULT WITH A LAWYER. It's a good idea, especially if you have children or assets. Experts say when looking for an attorney, you should ask people you trust for recommendations, and don't cut corners when it comes to good, solid legal help. If you intend to hire a lawyer, start putting aside money for your legal costs, so you can pay the upfront retainer fee often required. The lawyer's hourly rate is billed against the retainer. DO MAKE COPIES. Photocopy every important, relevant document from the last three years of your marriage. This includes tax returns, mortgage payments,…

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