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McKinney Uncontested Divorce Mediation Services in Texas

Dallas County uncontested divorce mediator

Mediators for Simplified Divorce Resolutions in Collin County, TX

If you are preparing for a divorce in Texas, you may be concerned about the involvement of attorneys and the possibility of a lengthy court process. However, many couples have options that allow them to reach a divorce resolution efficiently and with minimal conflict, especially if they are mostly in agreement about what they want. If you and your spouse have few assets and no minor children, an uncontested divorce may be the right option for you.

Even in the case of an uncontested divorce, you can often benefit from the services of an experienced divorce mediator to help you and your spouse find common ground and reach a consensus. At Divorce Mediation Centers of America, we can connect you with a mediator who understands the legal process of divorce in Texas, and who meets your personal needs. With our help, you can save money and time, and reach a more satisfying resolution.

Who Qualifies for an Uncontested Divorce in Texas?

In many states, "uncontested divorce" is a general term that refers to a divorce in which the spouses come to an agreement on all major issues without the involvement of the court. However, in Texas, "uncontested divorce" refers to a specific divorce resolution method that is only available to couples who meet certain criteria. In order to qualify for an uncontested divorce in Texas, all of the following must be true:

  • You are filing for a no-fault divorce on the grounds of insupportability, rather than any of the state's allowable fault grounds.
  • You and your spouse do not have any children together who are under the age of 18 or still in high school, or who have a disability.
  • Neither you nor your spouse is pregnant or has had a child with another person during your marriage.
  • Neither you nor your spouse owns any real estate property.
  • Neither you nor your spouse is in the midst of a bankruptcy proceeding.
  • You or your spouse has lived in Texas for at least six months, at least 90 days of which must have been in the county where you are filing for divorce.
  • Neither you nor your spouse intends to pursue spousal maintenance.
  • You and your spouse are able to agree on all issues in the divorce.

Mediation Services for Uncontested Divorce

If you and your spouse do have any disagreements over the division of your assets, you may fear that an uncontested divorce is not possible. However, working with a mediator can help you resolve any disagreements that you may have. Through the process of mediation, you and your spouse will meet with a neutral third party who will encourage each of you to share your perspectives, including your wants and needs in the divorce resolution. Unlike an attorney, the mediator will not offer legal advice or specifically represent one of the party's interests. What the mediator will do is foster productive discussions and help you find collaborative solutions or opportunities to compromise. Any decisions the two of you make during the mediation process are ultimately your own.

Your mediator can also help you draft the terms of your uncontested divorce agreement in preparation for filing them with the court. Though the Texas court system offers standard uncontested divorce forms for couples to fill out, it can be confusing to do so on your own, and an error could delay your resolution or lead to conflict in the future. With our assistance in preparing your resolution, you can rest assured that it will meet the judge's standards. If there are any issues with the judge accepting the agreement, we will address them at no extra cost.

Contact a Collin County Divorce Mediator Today

If you need assistance reaching a resolution in an uncontested divorce, or with filing your agreement in court, the Divorce Mediation Centers of America can help. Contact us today at 469-406-4320 for a free consultation. We help clients in McKinney, TX and throughout Collin County and the surrounding areas, including Dallas, Denton, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Carrollton, Prosper, Celina, Little Elm, Flower Mound, and The Colony.

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