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Uncontested Divorce Lawyer in Fort Worth and Dallas

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uncontested divorce lawyer Adam Kielich helps clients in Dallas and Fort WorthUncontested divorce lawyer Adam Kielich helps clients navigate the family courts in Tarrant County and Dallas County in agreed divorces. In uncontested or agreed divorces the spouses havean agreement on the property and custody issues in their divorce. The Kielich Law Firm helps clients in Fort Worth, Dallas and surrounding cities with cheap, flat fee uncontested divorces. (If you need a divorce attorney for a contested divorce, see this page on contested divorces.) Uncontested divorces are great options for people who can reach an agreement on the issues. You don’t need to spend thousands on a Texas divorce if the parties are able to reach a fair agreement. However there are three good reasons why you still may benefit from hiring a lawyer for an uncontested divorce:

1. The uncontested divorce lawyer can review the agreement to make sure it is fair and durable. The last thing you want is for a simple, agreed divorce to turn into a costly mess down the road.

2. The uncontested divorce lawyer will draft all the documents and take you through the judicial process to ensure your agreement is accurately described in the divorce decree. Drafting the documents incorrectly or not presenting the right evidence to support the agreed divorce can result in the court not granting the divorce or worse, granting the divorce with the wrong provisions in the decree.

3. Get your divorce as quickly as possible. In many counties, including Tarrant County and Dallas County, parties with agreed divorces without attorneys must schedule a hearing with the court to grant the divorce. The courts schedule these hearings as much as six months in the future. Uncontested divorce lawyer Adam Kielich can get you in front of the judge on your divorce in as little as sixty days. (The minimum waiting period for a divorce under Texas family law.)

Uncontested divorce pricing for Dallas and Fort Worth

  • No Kids|No Real Estate
  • $ 500 /Flat Fee
    • No children and no real estate
    • All paperwork and hearings included
    • Filing fees not included
  • Kids or Real Estate
  • $ 700 /Flat Fee
    • Children or Real Estate
    • All paperwork and hearings included
    • Filing fees not included
  • Kids and Real Estate
  • $ 900 /Flat Fee
    • Children and Real Estate
    • All paperwork and hearings included
    • Filing fees not included

Are the issues in my divorce right for an uncontested divorce in Texas?

An uncontested divorce is a great option for people who have simple issues and moderate assets if the spouses can reach a fair agreement.

An uncontested divorce is not right for complicated assets (or debts) or child issues that need more creative solutions. These issues can be addressed with a more involved process; but not necessarily a divorce that costs an arm and a leg and leaves everybody angry. The parties may cooperate on these more complicated divorces like any other agreed divorce; however, they may need more help crafting the agreement. In these cases, agreeing is often less important than the terms of the agreement.

Of course, without agreement an uncontested divorce is simply not an option.

If the parties cannot agree or need help crafting an agreement then that divorce is probably not right for a flat fee uncontested divorce.

The Uncontested Divorce in Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas

The usual steps in an uncontested divorce:

1. We will meet to discuss your divorce and divorce agreement and enter into our own agreement for legal services.

2. I will file a petition for divorce with the appropriate court asking the court to grant your divorce. This begins a sixty day waiting period for divorce in Texas.

3. I will work with your spouse to obtain a waiver of service to file with the court to avoid having to pay the costs to serve your spouse with the divorce petition. (If your spouse refuses to sign a waiver of service then he or she must be served and that will add an additional expense to your divorce.)

4. I will draft a divorce decree on the basis of your agreement.

5. We will work together to ensure the proposed divorce decree aligns with the agreement.

6. Once we have a proposed divorce decree and the sixty day waiting period is over we will go to court and attend a brief hearing called a “prove up” and ask the judge to sign the decree. The judge will grant the divorce and sign the decree.

Is an Uncontested Divorce Right for You?

1. Do the spouses have the ability and desire to work together in the uncontested divorce?

If there is a hostile relationship between the spouses or a lack of desire to cooperate in the divorce then it is nearly impossible to proceed with an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce requires the parties be able to sit down together and work out the terms of the divorce. That’s difficult to do if the parties cannot sit down together and have a conversation without fighting.

2. Do you understand all of the issues involved with your children in the uncontested divorce?

Before you can design the co-parenting relationship after the divorce you must understand all the issues involved with your children. These might include complicated issues like medical conditions or special educational needs down to less complicated issues like how to coordinate extracurricular activity schedules.

3. Are both of you willing to do what is in the best interests of your children?

One of the problems that often arises in a divorce is that some parents want to arrange the children’s lives around their own for their own purposes rather than think about what is best for the children. If the spouses have different priorities over the kids then it can be very difficult to reach an agreement that is fair and in the best interests of the children.

4. Are you aware of and understand the assets and debts in the uncontested divorce?

Another major problem in divorces is when the spouses are not aware of or do not understand the assets controlled by the other spouse and how the marital debts affect those assets. Sometimes this happens because one spouse does not have information on retirement plans in the other spouse’s name or because business ownership is involved. Not understanding both the assets and debts can result in an agreement that looks fair on paper but actually is much less fair. Unfortunately once the divorce is granted there is minimal opportunity to fix a property issue that is later discovered.

5. Can the parties reach a voluntary agreement for the uncontested divorce?

Sometimes in a divorce one spouse will try to coerce the other side into accepting a divorce agreement through unfair or even unlawful means. (This is especially problematic when domestic violence occurs.) When one side tries to force an agreement through these actions it usually means the agreement is not truly voluntary which in turn means it is probably not fair. If the agreement is not fair to you then it is probably not in your best interests.

6. Will the agreement cover all the important issues?

In a divorce the majority of issues will fall into custody issues or property division issues. The agreement between the spouses needs to cover all of these issues for the court to grant a divorce that will help the parties move on with their lives. If the divorce decree fails to properly address the major issues then it sets up the parties for more conflict down the road. This doesn’t mean every minutes of your kids’ lives or every small piece of property must be part of the decree; but the terms of the divorce decree must generally apply.

7. Is there already an agreement or an expectation the spouses will agree?

Before filing for divorce the parties should either have an agreement or be close enough to an agreement will occur soon. The further away the parties are from reaching an agreement means the divorce process will be extended and that itself can add a lot of frustration that can end up breaking down the cooperative relationship and turn the divorce into an ugly affair.

8. Is the agreement fair?

Generally I do not convince parties to disrupt an agreement because an agreement the parties can live with is usually a better option for long term success than fighting over details and end up with a compromise that neither side likes but gets the parties to a divorce just so they can move on. This assumes, however, that both sides understand all the issues explained above and agreed with full understanding of everything involved. Often an unfair agreement occurs because one side understands the issues less than the other.

Contact Fort Worth and Dallas uncontested divorce lawyer Adam Kielich

Divorce attorney Adam Kielich represents clients in uncontested divorces in Fort Worth and Dallas from his Bedford, Texas office. Although his Bedford office is conveniently located near the intersection of highways 121 and 183 (near Arlington, Irving, Grapevine, Euless and Hurst), some clients prefer to work completely by email. Whether you want to schedule a consultation in the office or work by email is your choice. Either way you can start on your uncontested divorce by filling out the contact form below. Not ready to talk to an uncontested divorce lawyer? Review more information about uncontested divorces in Texas on the uncontested divorce resources page.

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