Austin Uncontested Divorce Lawyer

Divorce Made Easy in the State of Texas

Are you seeking a seamless and stress-free path to divorce? The Law Firm of T. Wade Jefferies is your trusted ally in resolving your marital dissolution swiftly. As an experienced family law attorney, I specialize in uncontested divorces. With a commitment to efficiency, affordability, and sensitivity, I’m here to guide you through the process and help you move forward with your life.

Call The Law Firm of T. Wade Jefferies today at (512) 379-6274 or contact us online to schedule a consultation!

What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

An uncontested divorce is one in which both parties agree on all of the terms and conditions of the divorce. An uncontested divorce does not involve the need for trial since there is no disagreement between the parties. An uncontested divorce can be completed quickly and at a lower cost than a contested divorce.

In an uncontested divorce, the parties must be able to agree on all of the issues involved in the divorce, such as:

Uncontested Divorce Requirements in Texas

To pursue an uncontested divorce in Texas, there are specific requirements that must be met:

  • Residency: You or your spouse must have been a resident of Texas for at least six months before filing for divorce. Additionally, you must have lived in the county where you plan to file for at least 90 days.
  • Agreement: As "uncontested" implies, both parties must completely agree on all relevant issues. This includes child custody, property division, and spousal support. If there are disputes, the divorce may become contested, and the process can become more complicated.
  • No Pending Litigation: There should be no ongoing litigation between you and your spouse regarding the divorce or related issues.
  • No Pregnancy: If your spouse is pregnant, you cannot pursue an uncontested divorce until the child is born.
  • Voluntary Waiver of Service: Your spouse must sign a service waiver acknowledging that they received the divorce petition. This helps streamline the process and eliminates the need for formal service of process.

Meeting these conditions is crucial to ensure a successful, uncontested divorce. The Law Firm of T. Wade Jefferies will assist you in meeting these criteria and guide you through every step of the process, ensuring your uncontested divorce proceeds smoothly.

How Long Does an Uncontested Divorce Take? 

One of the most attractive features of uncontested divorces is their efficiency. The timeline for an uncontested divorce can vary, but generally, they tend to be resolved more quickly than contested divorces.

In Texas, there is a mandatory 60-day waiting period from the date the divorce petition is filed. This waiting period allows couples to carefully consider their decision to divorce and the terms of the agreement. However, it's important to note that this is the minimum waiting period, and the actual timeframe may be longer due to court scheduling and processing times.

Streamlined Uncontested Divorce Services in Austin, Texas

Living in Austin, Texas, offers a unique blend of vibrant city life and serene natural beauty, but marital issues can arise even in such a wonderful place. If you and your spouse have decided to part ways amicably, an uncontested divorce can be a straightforward solution. At The Law Firm of T. Wade Jefferies, we understand the specific needs of Austin residents and are here to help you navigate the process smoothly.

One of the common concerns for Austin residents is the time and emotional toll a divorce can take. Fortunately, an uncontested divorce can significantly reduce both. With the Travis County Courthouse located conveniently in downtown Austin, filing your uncontested divorce petition is more accessible. However, meeting all the requirements, including residency and mutual agreement on all issues, is essential to ensure a smooth process.

Local government resources like the Travis County Law Library and Self-Help Center can provide additional support and information. While we are not affiliated with these entities, they are valuable resources for understanding the legal landscape in Austin.

Another pain point for many in the Austin area is the cost associated with divorce. An uncontested divorce is generally more affordable than a contested one, saving time and money. Our team at The Law Firm of T. Wade Jefferies is committed to providing cost-effective solutions tailored to the needs of Austin residents.

Understanding the local court system and having a streamlined process can make a significant difference. We are familiar with the procedures at the Travis County Courthouse and can guide you through each step, ensuring that your uncontested divorce is handled efficiently and with minimal stress.

Our office is conveniently located to serve those living in neighborhoods like Hyde Park, Zilker, or South Congress. We know the area, understand the local community, and are here to help you through this challenging time with compassion and efficiency.

Choose a Trusted Austin Uncontested Divorce Lawyer

Navigating a divorce can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be a prolonged and emotionally taxing process. The Law Firm of T. Wade Jefferies is commitment to providing honest and straightforward guidance in uncontested divorce cases. I strive to simplify the process, provide expert legal guidance, and resolve your divorce as efficiently as possible.

Call (512) 379-6274 to schedule your initial consultation today!

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I File for an Uncontested Divorce in Texas If My Spouse Is Pregnant?

No, you cannot pursue an uncontested divorce in Texas if your spouse is pregnant. You must wait until after the child is born to file.

Is a Waiting Period Required for an Uncontested Divorce in Texas?

Yes, Texas law mandates a 60-day waiting period from the date the divorce petition is filed, even for uncontested divorces. This period is intended for couples to reflect on their decision and finalize their agreement terms. Keep in mind that while this is the minimum, the actual time to finalize the divorce may be longer due to court schedules and processing.

Why Hire The Law Firm of T. Wade Jefferies?

  • Empathetic Approach
    We have been exactly where you are and because of that, I can offer empathy and help in a way that is unique and solution-oriented.
  • Accounting Background
    When it comes to high stakes litigation, having counsel with an accounting background, skilled and experienced in litigation, and who understands how businesses operate and should be valued, is a significant asset.
  • Personalized Representation
    We value treating every client like family. Personal trust and relatability are the hallmarks of any good attorney-client relationship.