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In a simple, uncontested divorce, you can expect a relatively straightforward and quicker process compared to a contested divorce. There is no fighting in court when you enter into an uncontested divorce, but the hurdle to getting there is making sure you and your spouse agree on all the terms of the divorce. You also want to ensure that all terms of your divorce are fair to you. 

Hiring an experienced uncontested divorce lawyer can help you achieve these results.

Ramos Law Group, PLLC, has the best experience to help you navigate an uncontested divorce in Houston. Our uncontested divorce attorneys focus exclusively on family law matters, and our founding attorney is board-certified in family law. We can tackle any family law issue you face with skill and confidence.

Are You Eligible for an Uncontested Divorce in Texas?

In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse must agree on everything. This means that you must agree about the following:

  • How you will split marital assets and debts;
  • What custody and parenting time rights each spouse will have for each minor child you share;
  • How much child support either spouse will pay for each minor child you share; and
  • Whether one spouse will receive spousal support payments, including how much they will receive.

Getting to the point of agreement can take several negotiations that should involve a skilled uncontested divorce attorney. Ramos Law Group can protect your interests in any divorce negotiation. 

Are You Eligible for an Uncontested Divorce?

Aside from your ability to come to an agreement with your spouse on all divorce matters, there are several prerequisites to filing for and finalizing a Texas uncontested divorce. To obtain this type of divorce, the following must apply to you.

You Must Fulfill the Residency Requirements

You cannot file for uncontested divorce in Texas unless the state and county have jurisdiction. This means that either you or your spouse must have been a resident of Texas for at least six months and a resident of the county where you file for divorce for at least 90 days.

You Must Properly Serve Your Spouse with the Divorce Petition

A divorce case begins when the other spouse is served with the filing spouse’s petition for divorce and a summons. In the typical divorce case, a sheriff, constable, or authorized adult serves the other spouse by personally delivering the paperwork. But if the divorce is truly uncontested, the other spouse may sign a waiver of service to acknowledge receiving the petition, which negates the necessity of personal service. 

You Must Fill Out the Appropriate Divorce Paperwork

You and your spouse must fill out a divorce decree that includes all of your agreements and background information about your marriage and your family. You might also need to submit paperwork regarding previous family court orders and notices to other government agencies. A divorce lawyer for uncontested proceedings can help you determine which forms are necessary for your specific case.

You Must Fulfill the Waiting Period

Texas law requires divorce petitioners to wait 60 days before their divorce can be finalized. There are very few exceptions to this waiting period.

You Must Attend the Final Hearing

If you have a full agreement with your spouse and all your documents are in order, the court may schedule a final hearing. The judge will review the paperwork and, if everything is properly executed, will sign the divorce decree to make the divorce final.

How an Attorney From Ramos Law Group Can Help

At Ramos Law Group, we have a high level of experience that is rare among family law attorneys in Houston. With our experience, we can do the following for you:

  • Help you identify the most important legal matters in your divorce,
  • Negotiate for your wants and needs in your divorce agreement,
  • Put you in touch with other professionals (e.g., financial and healthcare professionals) who can help your case,
  • Gather the best evidence necessary to negotiate for your wants and needs in a divorce agreement, 
  • Timely submit all required paperwork for your divorce, and
  • Effectively communicate with your spouse or their lawyer.

And with our exclusive focus on family law matters, we know the judges and court systems in Texas well. Our knowledge of local courts and judges helps us customize each client’s legal approach so that they can get the most out of their divorce proceedings.

Hire One of Our Uncontested Divorce Lawyers in Houston Today

Ramos Law Group is an award-winning firm with nearly 100 years of combined experience. We are knowledgeable, passionate, and discreet about championing clients’ family law rights in Texas. Take a look at our website, and you will also see that we receive top reviews from our clients.


Call us or contact us online to schedule a consultation. 


Last Updated on July 3, 2024 by Mary E. Ramos

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Mary E. Ramos

Mary E. Ramos is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is recognized and respected throughout the Houston legal community for dedication in effectively representing clients’ rights and interests. Mary understands the emotional side of divorce and brings a special compassion to each and every case.

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