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What Is the Difference Between an Uncontested Divorce and a Contested Divorce?

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What Is the Difference Between an Uncontested Divorce and a Contested Divorce?

In Texas, there are two main types of divorce: contested divorce and uncontested divorce. To learn the difference between these two types of divorce, continue reading and reach out to our experienced Texas divorce attorney. No matter the circumstances of your divorce, we are here to help. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is an uncontested divorce?

An uncontested divorce occurs when both spouses believe their marriage cannot be fixed and agree on all terms of their divorce. A couple must resolve all marital issues for an uncontested divorce to take place. Matters such as alimony, child custody, child support, parenting time, division of assets, and payment of debts must be resolved. In an uncontested divorce, spouses agree on every detail of the divorce before approaching the court.

What is a contested divorce?

A contested divorce occurs when both spouses cannot agree on certain critical issues, including child custody, child support, alimony, property division, and more. These terms will be determined by a judge. With so much on the line, it is paramount that you retain competent legal counsel who can fight for the best outcome possible on your behalf.

In a contested divorce, spouses will also be able to cite either “fault” or “no-fault” grounds. By citing no-fault grounds, this means that the spouses are not holding the other responsible for the end of their marriage. However, citing fault grounds means that one spouse is holding the other responsible for the end of their marriage by citing one of the following reasons:

  • Adultery
  • Cruelty
  • Felony criminal conviction
  • Abandonment
  • Alcohol or substance abuse
  • Cultural or religious differences

If you are facing a contested divorce, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced Texas divorce attorney. Our skilled legal team understands all that is at stake when facing a contested divorce. We will walk you through the steps of the legal process ahead. To learn more about how we can assist you and the services we offer, simply pick up the phone and give us a call today. We are here to help you through every step of the legal process ahead.

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If you are looking for an expert Montgomery County divorce lawyer, Bolton Law is the right law firm for you. Bolton Law’s legal team handles all family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, and much more. Contact Bolton Law today to schedule your initial consultation.

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