Uncontested Divorce Serving Families Throughout McKinney, TX & Surrounding Areas

Are You a Candidate for a Flat-fee Uncontested Divorce? 

An uncontested divorce makes sense for couples who can communicate effectively and agree on the terms of their divorce without court intervention. It's a quicker and typically less expensive route, with fewer court appearances and less emotional stress.

A divorce lawyer can be incredibly helpful in an uncontested divorce, whether you start out in total agreement or have to work your way through to one. Our attorney can provide legal advice, protect your rights, help draft the divorce agreement, and guide you through court.

Fee Schedule for Non-Litigation Divorce Cases:

  • Simple Divorce starting at $4,500 plus expenses - Simple divorces are uncomplicated and easy.  The parties agree on almost all of the terms of child custody, child support and health insurance for the children and the division of only a few community assets.
  • Moderately Complicated Divorce starting  at $7,500.00 plus expenses - Moderately complicated divorces means that there are some minor issues related to child custody, child support or health insurance for the children and there  may be more community assets to divide, or those that require additional documents to transfer. 
  • Complex Divorce starting at $10,000.00 - Complex divorce means those divorces that include more unusual child custody terms, like a non-standard possession schedule, child support for disabled children, deviation from child support guidelines or health insurance for the children and may include the division of small business assets, spousal support, separate property of one or both parties, division of stock or other securities, etc. 
  • Litigation Divorce Cases - Petitt Family Law does not offer flat fees for litigation cases, but we do offer other fee structures to accommodate cases that require litigation. Contact us today to discuss how we can best be of service to you in this area!

Contact Petitt Family Law by email or at (469) 716-6893 to discuss your case with our McKinney uncontested divorce attorney. We serve Denton and Collin Counties. 

McKinney Uncontested Divorce Lawyer

Divorce generally involves countless decisions about how to disentangle two lives intimately entwined physically, psychologically, financially, as parents, and in many other ways. This process can be painful, uncertain, and highly stressful. Leaving all the decisions up to a judge in a family court can lead to even more upset and dissatisfaction if you believe the results are unfair or inappropriate.

Resolving the decisions between you and your spouse outside of court can be the fastest, least expensive, and least stressful way to achieve a Texas divorce. This is called an “uncontested” divorce. This means that you and your spouse agree on all issues related to the termination of your marriage. 

At Petitt Family Law, our experienced divorce lawyer can help you through the process of uncontested divorce from start to finish. Attorney Melody Petitt is adept at assisting clients to resolve the process through negotiation, mediation, and collaborative divorce

In some cases, you and your spouse may already have agreed on terms, especially in more straightforward cases that do not involve complex property and child-related issues or those where the split is amicable. In others, negotiation with the help of Ms. Petitt may resolve issues entirely prior to the formal filing of an uncontested divorce petition.

Our firm has been exclusively devoted to Texas family law for years. We can help smooth the way, from skilled negotiation to filing documents, having them formally served to the other party, and overseeing the entire process through to its conclusion. 

Uncontested Divorce in Texas

In an uncontested divorce, spouses must come to a mutual agreement on several key issues, including:

The term "no-fault" divorce is essential to understand in this context. Texas is a no-fault divorce state, meaning you don’t have to prove fault, such as adultery or cruelty, to file for divorce. Instead, you can cite insupportable differences, which make uncontested divorces significantly more straightforward. Without the need for court hearings to prove fault, the process can move forward much faster. 

The Process

The process of an uncontested divorce in Texas generally involves several steps. First, Texas residency must be established. At least one spouse must have lived in Texas for at least six months and in the county where the divorce is being filed for at least 90 days.

Next, you must file a divorce petition outlining the grounds for divorce and any other issues that must be addressed. If these issues have already been agreed upon, you will still be subject to a mandatory 60-day waiting period from the date the petition is filed before a judge can grant the divorce.

The divorce will be finalized after the waiting period if all issues are agreed upon. The judge will review and approve the agreement, issuing a final divorce decree.

Getting an uncontested divorce without the cooperation of your spouse can be challenging, depending on the circumstances. If your spouse fails to answer after being served with divorce papers, the divorce will go into a default judgment. This means the court will hear only your side of the story. However, the judge retains the authority to ensure the final decree is legal and fair. 

If your spouse responds to the divorce paperwork by disagreeing with your proposed terms, the process may become a contested divorce, which often requires more time and resources. You still can engage in negotiations and other alternative dispute resolution methods to resolve the matter without litigation. 

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    In my previous experiences, I’ve always had to chase down my attorney or come up with the solutions on my own. Melody was the exact opposite of that. Replies were very timely, and she came up with solutions prior to discussing with me with any setbacks that would come up.

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