Uncontested Divorce

The cost of divorce in Montgomery County or Harris County does not have to be expensive. In an uncontested divorce, for example, the parties have agreed in advance how to divide marital property, allocate debts, arrange for custody of minor children, and set child and spousal support.

Important points to remember in an uncontested divorce:

  • Does your attorney represent and go to court with you? Some people think they are hiring an attorney and at the end of the day all they get is a pile of paper.
  • Even though it is uncontested, a divorce is still a divorce which is litigation. The case name is You v. Spouse and it is unethical for one attorney to represent both sides to a lawsuit. Your attorney can represent you, but they can not give legal advice to your spouse even in an uncontested situation.

Package #1

Can be finalized in 61 days

  • No Children
  • No Property
  • No Debts
  • If you own any property
  • If you have children 
  • If you have debts

$1,000

Package #2

When you don't fit Package #1

  • If you have children
  • If you have property
  • If either of you have debts
  • If you have retirement assets
  • Either of you can't agree

$2,500


Filing Fees & Other Costs

The fees above are the legal fees. The District Clerk charges a filing fee of just under $300 to file a divorce case. 

What You Get

When I represent you in an uncontested divorce I walk you through the entire process and take care of all the drafting and court work. I answer all your questions and take care of everything so you don't get caught off guard by surprises later on.

If you decide to try it without an uncontested divorce attorney, then you might learn some things from my posts below:

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