Quick Divorce in Texas (Flat Fee Contract)
The Ramos Law Group provides agreed divorces, also known as an uncontested divorce. All you have to do is fill out the uncontested divorce packet for Houston with your spouse and leave the rest in our capable hands.
What is an Uncontested Divorce?
This type of divorce is a divorce in which both spouses have reached an agreement on all issues of the divorce. This is generally the quickest and least expensive method of divorce, however, both spouses must agree on all issues for this process to work.
What is the Uncontested Divorce Process?
Once an agreement has been reached, one spouse contacts the Ramos Law Group and signs an uncontested divorce contract. In an uncontested divorce in Houston only one party may have an attorney. An Original Petition of Divorce is then drafted and filed with the Court. The non-filing spouse must sign a waiver before a notary public indicating that the divorce may be finalized without notice to the non-represented spouse. This waiver must be filed with the Court.
After the filing spouse provides all the necessary information about the agreements in the divorce to the attorney, a Final Decree of Divorce is prepared. Both spouses sign the Final Decree. The Final Decree may be presented to the Court for approval 61 days after Original Petition was filed. State law requires the 61 day waiting period.
After the required time has elapsed, one spouse, usually the filing spouse, must appear in Court to present the Final Decree to the judge in a process often referred to as a prove up. The Final Decree of Divorce, as well as other supporting documents, is presented to the Court at this time. The attorney asks the party a series of questions about the divorce, the judge listens to the answers, reviews the documents, and decides if a divorce should be granted.
To qualify for an uncontested divorce, both spouses must meet all five of the following requirements:
- Agree to be divorced on the grounds of insupportability.
- Reach an agreement on all issues, including property division and child custody issues.
- Agree that only one party will have an attorney.
- Voluntarily sign all papers.
- Have assets valued at less than $750,000.
Do NOT use this Process if:
- You or your spouse disagree about any issue in your divorce.
- You do not know what assets or debts you and your spouse have, or if your spouse has hidden money from you.
- You and your spouse believe that a non-standard custody agreement is in the best interest of your children.
- You or your spouse wants to file specific grounds for divorce, such as cruelty or adultery. An uncontested divorce provides for a no-fault divorce only and will be listed as “insupportability.”
- You or your spouse has an ongoing bankruptcy case.
- There is an existing attorney general order or if the attorney general is involved.
Additional Factors to Consider:
Wife has had a child by someone other than the husband since the date of marriage.
- Even if husband and wife have been separated for a long period of time, any child born during the marriage is presumed to be the husband’s child and must be included in the divorce.
- The biological father of the child must be added as an additional party to the divorce.
- The biological father must also meet the requirements for the spouses above.
- An additional fee will be assessed for adding a third party to the divorce.
Simply put, a contested divorce exists when one or more of the five requirements listed above are absent, or an additional factor complicates your case to an extent that all parties cannot reach an agreement.
Filing a Divorce with the Ramos Law Group
To get started, please complete the uncontested divorce flat fee contract and client questionnaire along with submitted your payment in the amount of your total fees via the our law pay portal.
Within 7-10 business days from the date your contract and questionnaire are received & accepted, we will prepare your petition for divorce and waiver of service. After receipt of your waiver of service, a draft of your divorce decree will be prepared for your review and we will contact you to schedule a date to finalize your divorce case with the Court.
After your divorce is final, an electronic certified copy of your divorce decree will be provided as soon as the court has imaged the order and made it available online. Alternatively, we will mail a request for a certified copy along with payment for the same on your behalf to the district clerk’s office in the county in question. Please be aware that U.S. postal service option may take an extended period once the court makes the order available.
Cost of Filing an Uncontested Divorce with the Ramos Law Group
Our fees start at $2,096.00 for a signature divorce with no children, no real estate, and no retirement. This fee includes filing fees and court costs which can range between $325 to $400. Please note, unlike our competitors, our service is all inclusive. We include all aspects of the divorce in one fee including the following:
- Filing fees
- Real Estate Deed (1)
- Electronic Certified Copy of Decree (not all counties)
- Paper certified copies ONLY for counties where electronic version is not available.
- Paper certified copies will be requested via USPS which can take several weeks to arrive.
- Name Change (former name only)
- Power of attorney (1 motor vehicle)
- Notice to Employer of Income Withholding & Associated Fee (1)
- 30 minute post-hire Q&A session or consultation with an associate attorney
- Allotted communication time with paralegal
How do I get started?
Fill out the contract, questionnaire, and submit payment. Once we receive and accept the case, our firm will file the case within 7-10 days of accepting the case and within two days for those paying for a rush file and decree. Please keep in mind that we DO NOT get started until all three steps below have been accurately completed.
- Complete & Sign the Uncontested Divorce Contract
- Complete & Sign the Client Questionnaire
- Complete & Submit Payment
- In ‘Reference’ field enter last name and “flat fee contract. (e.g. Ramos – Flat Fee Contract)”
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Below is a fee schedule for the most common divorces cases we receive. For a complete fee schedule, please review the divorce packet linked below.
Uncontested Divorce Fee Schedule
- No children
- No real estate
- No retirement
- Real estate
- *Retirement – Decree Language only
*If retirement, pension or additional compensation plans are divided, an additional QDRO fee must be paid for each account. Please download and review the complete fee schedule.
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