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Ramos Law Firm

Excellence in Family law
1214 Miramar Street
Houston, TX 77006
Phone: 713-225-6200

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Uncontested agreed divorce in texas

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"Everyone at the office was so friendly and helpful; I tried to do my own divorce and was having an extremely difficult time. But their staff was very understanding and completed my final divorce decree in one week. I highly recommend them to anyone needing legal help." - J. G. on.


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*Uncontested divorce services for Austin, San Antonio and Dallas are handled remotely from Houston, TX. We do not have a local office in any city other than Houston, TX.

Quick Divorce in Texas (Flat Fee Contract)

The Ramos Law Firm provides agreed divorces — also known as an uncontested divorce — in most major cities in Texas. The uncontested divorce process is quick and easy. All you have to do is fill out the uncontested divorce packet with your spouse and leave the rest in our capable hands.

What is an Uncontested Divorce?

An uncontested 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 Firm and signs an uncontested divorce contract. In an uncontested divorce 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 $500,000.

Do NOT use this Process if:

  • You or your spouse disagree about any issue in your divorce.
  • 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.

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 an Uncontested Divorce with the Ramos Law Firm

To get started, please mail, fax, or e-mail the completed client questionnaire and uncontested divorce flat fee contract along with your cashier's check, certified check, money order, personal check, or credit card authorization in the amount of your total fees.

Within 7-10 business days from the date your paperwork is received, 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, certified copies of your Divorce Decree can be obtained from the district clerk's office in the county where your divorce occurred. If you want us to order the certified copies for you, there is an additional charge of $100.00. This service is only available in Harris County.

Cost of Filing an Uncontested Divorce with the Ramos Law Firm

Our fees start at $600 for a signature divorce with no children, no real estate and no retirement. This does not include filling fees and court costs which will add $300 to all divorces. Below is a fee schedule for the most common divorces cases we receive. For a complete fee schedule please review the uncontested divorce packet linked below.

Uncontested Divorce Fee Schedule
Fee Type of Divorce
$600
No children, No real estate, No retirement
$976
Includes children (only)
$950
Includes real estate (only)
$1,076
Includes real estate and children
$1,176
Includes children, real estate and retirement (language only)
NOTE: Add $350 for filing fees and court costs to each item listed above.

Download: Uncontested Houston Divorce Information Packet (With Form Fields)