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Uncontested Divorce Resources in Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas

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Uncontested Divorce Resources in Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas

Uncontested divorce is a low cost, less complex way to resolve a divorce in Texas. Uncontested divorce is a divorce in which the spouses have an agreement on the custody and property issues in their divorce. The result of an uncontested divorce, sometimes called agreed divorce, is to end the marriage with an enforceable, clear divorce decree. The divorce decree should describe the agreement of the parties on custody, child support, division of property and debts and any other important issue in a way that is clear for the parties and allows them to enforce the terms of the divorce decree in the future. Three benefits of an uncontested divorce include:

  1. Lower cost than a contested divorce;
  2. Less stress, frustration and time than a contested divorce; and
  3. The parties create their own agreement so they own the terms of the divorce.

The Kielich Law Firm offers flat fee uncontested divorce in Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas. Uncontested divorce lawyer Adam Kielich helps clients find affordable ways to craft a divorce around the agreement between the spouses. An agreed divorce is particularly useful for divorces with children because the co-parenting and parent-child relationships survive the marriage. The more the parents begin the next chapter of their lives working together, the more likely they are to continue working together as challenges arise. You may not be ready to hire an uncontested divorce lawyer. If so, review these resources and schedule a consultation when you are ready.

Uncontested divorce process in Texas

The uncontested divorce process in Texas is the same as the contested divorce process. Under Texas law, the Texas Family Code does not distinguish between a contested and uncontested divorce. The difference is how the parties choose to handle their divorce and which legal procedures they choose to follow. An agreed divorce strips away several complicated, expensive procedures necessary in a contested divorce but not in an uncontested divorce.

General resources on uncontested divorce process


Specific legal issues in the uncontested divorce process


  • How long does a Texas divorce take? Divorces in Texas generally require a sixty day waiting period but may last years. Learn more about what to expect in your uncontested divorce.
  • Waivers of service and uncontested divorce: Does a party need to be served in an uncontested divorce? Not necessarily if the parties use a waiver of service.
  • Waivers of service: What can you do with a waiver of service in an uncontested divorce?
  • Do I need temporary orders in my divorce?: Typically uncontested divorces do not use temporary orders because the parties will agree on the terms of the divorce. However, sometimes temporary orders are necessary to help preserve the spouses’ agreement.

Uncontested divorce, child custody and child support in Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas

Uncontested divorces often deal with custody and child support issues because any divorce with children under the age of eighteen must include orders awarding custody rights and possession as well as child support. The parties may agree on no child support payments in the divorce decree; but the divorce decree must still include language about child support and medical support.

Custody in uncontested divorces


Child support in uncontested divorces


Uncontested divorce and property issues in Texas

Even divorces with minimal property still needs clear language dividing the property between the spouses, including homes, cars and 401k accounts. The parties also must deal with any debts shared by the spouses or that relate to property awarded in the divorce.  Failing to draft clear and enforceable property division in the divorce decree can create tough problems down the road with property titles and payment of debts.

General property issues in uncontested divorces


Retirement plans and QDROs in uncontested divorces


Uncontested divorce problems in Tarrant County and Dallas County, Texas

Uncontested divorces are easier processes than contested divorces but that does not mean problems cannot arise. Maneuvering the family courts in Tarrant County and surrounding counties is not always easy. An uncontested divorce lawyer can help cut through the confusion and make the process as easy as possible.

General problems in uncontested divorces


Problems at court in uncontested divorces


Family court resources in Texas

People seeking divorces in Texas must file their divorce with the district clerk in the appropriate district. Across north Texas the districts handle divorces differently. Some counties, like Tarrant County and Dallas County, have specific district courts for family issues. Other counties have their civil courts hear divorces along with all other civil lawsuits.

Hiring an uncontested divorce lawyer for Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas

Many divorce attorneys offer uncontested divorce services in Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Consider cost, expertise and communication style when hiring an uncontested divorce lawyer.

General issues hiring an uncontested divorce lawyer


Cost issues hiring uncontested divorce lawyers


  • Cheap uncontested divorce options: Divorce attorney Adam Kielich discusses the general cost issues in an uncontested divorce and what concerns may factor into your decision to hire a divorce attorney for uncontested divorce.
  • Cheap uncontested divorces: Many people seeking cheap divorces look for low cost uncontested divorce lawyers. Some lawyers offer low entry fees on uncontested divorces but be aware of possible fee increases.
  • Getting what you pay for in an uncontested divorce: Some divorce lawyers charge low fees up front and run up a bill with work. Understand your total out of pocket cost for an uncontested divorce.

Schedule a consultation with Fort Worth, Texas uncontested divorce lawyer Adam Kielich

Ready to start work on an uncontested divorce in Fort Worth, Dallas and surrounding areas in Texas? Complete the contact form below to schedule a consultation with uncontested divorce lawyer Adam Kielich. The Kielich Law Firm offers flat rate uncontested divorce services in Tarrant County, Dallas County and surrounding counties in Texas. Not ready to schedule a consultation with an uncontested divorce lawyer? Visit the uncontested divorce page to learn more about how an uncontested divorce attorney can help you.


Adam Kielich is an employment attorney, divorce lawyer and principal attorney at The Kielich Law Firm in Bedford, Texas. The Kielich Law Firm represents clients in employment law and family law matters across the Dallas and Fort Worth area. Attorney Adam Kielich helps clients with employment discrimination, wrongful termination, overtime pay, FMLA, contested and uncontested divorce, modifications, QDROs and more.

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