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Discover Which Type Of Divorce Is Right For You

Couples have varied reasons they wish to divorce. But while these couples all share an end goal, how they get there and negotiate things doesn’t always look the same. If you’re beginning or considering divorce, you may have heard a lot about these two common approaches: contested and uncontested.

In the early stages, you might not know which one will work best for you – but that’s OK. At Rose Sanders Family Law, we’ve helped numerous Texans divorce and advocated for their best interests through every step of the process. We understand that ending a marriage can come with many unexpected twists and turns, so we’re ready and equipped to engage in civil negotiations or take matters to court at a moment’s notice.

Contested Vs. Uncontested Divorce: What’s The Difference?

Understand how each of these approaches work and learn which one makes the most sense for you and your circumstances:

Contested Divorce

A contested divorce is one where neither you nor your spouse can agree on all aspects of your split. Even if you can reach an agreement in some areas, a contested divorce can be vital if you must aggressively advocate for your best interests.

For example, suppose you and your spouse agree on how to divide your property but face tension over how to share time with the kids. In that case, you may have to settle the child custody portion of your divorce in court, where a judge can help you and your spouse reach an agreement.

When Is Contested Divorce A Good Idea For You?

You may find that contested divorce is an appropriate fit for you if:

  • Spousal or child support is involved.
  • You and your spouse have different preferences surrounding the custody of your minor children.
  • Your spouse is stubborn, difficult, or combative.

We are here and ready to fight for your interests when you need us to, no matter how your divorce starts out.

Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is one where you and your spouse have no disagreements over how to end your marriage. When you engage in an uncontested divorce, you can limit the emotional and financial toll your divorce may take on you otherwise.

While the state of Texas says you can engage in an uncontested divorce without an attorney, going it alone can be risky. That’s because your divorce could start as an uncontested divorce but lead to a contested one if you or your spouse disagree over one or more aspects of your split. In that case, having an attorney can help you quickly and effectively advocate for your best interests when things get tense.

When Is An Uncontested Divorce A Good Idea For You?

An uncontested divorce may be an appropriate fit if you and your spouse:

  • Wish to move quickly through the process
  • Want to have more control over the outcome
  • Want to save money
  • Want to limit the emotional and mental strain of the process

Divorce can come with many twists, turns, and surprises, so you may start with one approach but find yourself utilizing another. Our lawyers can help you feel confident no matter which route you choose to take.

Work With A Team Of Knowledgeable Texas Divorce Lawyers

No matter how you finalize your divorce decree, you can have the right Texas attorneys by your side regardless of where the process takes you. Schedule an initial consultation with us today by calling 713-766-9082 or visiting our contact page.