Uncontested Divorce

McKinney, Texas, Uncontested Divorce Attorney

An uncontested divorce is possible when both parties come to an agreement on all of the property and parenting aspects of the separation. At the law office of Barbara L. Jouette, Attorney, P.C., we encourage couples to consider this option. We educate our clients on the benefits of reaching an amicable divorce settlement without the cost and time involved in a long, drawn-out courtroom battle.

If you and your spouse have made decisions regarding child custody, visitation, child support, alimony and property distribution, attorney Barbara Jouette can help you prepare the necessary legal documents to finalize your divorce.

Contact our Collin County law firm today to discuss your questions about uncontested divorce with a knowledgeable family law attorney.

More Information About the Uncontested Divorce Process

In many of the uncontested divorce cases we handle, only one spouse has formal legal representation. The other spouse acknowledges that our office cannot give him or her legal advice because - in a formal sense - we represent the other spouse. The unrepresented spouse may even sign a waiver of service, waiving the requirement of formal service by a process server.

With that paperwork out of the way, the spouses describe their agreements about financial and parenting issues such as property division, child custody and child support. We then process the necessary divorce paperwork to formalize the spouses' agreements following the necessary filing procedures.

Mediation and collaborative law are two alternative dispute resolution processes that may be helpful in divorce cases where the spouses are close to — but cannot finalize — an agreement. As a trained mediator, attorney Barbara Jouette can advise clients on whether mediation or collaborative law may prove helpful in their specific circumstances.

In almost all cases, a client will pay less in attorneys fees in an uncontested divorce action through the law office of Barbara L. Jouette, Attorney, P.C. Uncontested divorces always proceed more quickly than contested divorces, and thus will cost the client less money.

Benefits of Uncontested Divorce

Every family is different, with a unique history, lifestyle, situation and values. When spouses work together, they keep control over decisions regarding the future of their children and their property. In amicable divorce negotiations, divorcing spouses can freely make choices that are in the best interests of their families. By leaving these decisions to a judge, the parties risk an outcome that does not take into account the uniqueness of their family. Our firm will guide you in achieving an outcome tailored to your family's needs.

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Discuss your individual needs and legal options with a trusted divorce lawyer. Contact our law firm today for a free 30-minute family law consultation.