For many Texas couples, an uncontested divorce is not an option. Perhaps the two spouses cannot come to an agreement on the elements of their divorce. Other times, the couple may have extensive and complicated assets that make it difficult to go the uncontested route.
As divorce attorneys serving San Antonio residents, we usually advise our clients to choose an uncontested divorce whenever possible. This option offers many benefits including:
- Costs less than a contested divorce
- Concludes faster than contested divorces
- Reduces the conflict between spouses
- Protects the privacy of all parties
Many of our clients feel it is impossible to divorce uncontested. In our client consultations, we like to point out the benefits and encourage the spouse to talk about these benefits with the other spouse. Often, the two parties can agree to pursue an uncontested divorce when they truly understand the advantages.
Even when a contested divorce is the only solution, both spouses can do their part to reduce conflict by being open to assistance. For example, working with a mediator or an arbitrator can go a long way in reducing stress and conflict when divorcing. This may be particularly beneficial when children are involved.
Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, your family law attorney can serve as a strong source of support and advocacy while giving you authoritative advice about the divorce process in Texas. You can also learn more on your own by browsing our website and reading our blog posts. Finally, we encourage you to reach out to our team if you have specific concerns or questions about getting a divorce in our home state.