Divorce is a messy subject for many Texans. However, for some couples facing a divorce, the desire to end the marriage does not have to be overly contentious. Many couples prefer to make an agreement that preserves their mutual respect for each other and their children, even if the marriage can no longer continue. If a couple decides that a marriage simply no longer works, an agreed or no-fault divorce is possible. People often grow apart over time at no fault of either party, and this type of divorce can help couples in this situation dissolve their marriages quickly and relatively painlessly. If you or your partner are ready to dissolve your marriage in an agreed and no-fault divorce, contact Austin divorce attorney Abraham Kant to schedule your free initial consultation in Texas.
It’s important to remember that even the most agreeable, mutually respectful divorces will take time – at least 60 days. Even if you and your spouse agree on every aspect of your divorce, the process will still take 60 days the date you file with the court. Texas allows married people to file for no-fault divorce, which basically means that the spouse filing for divorce isn’t blaming the divorce on the other spouse for any reason; he or she simply wants to end the marriage.
In a contentious or fault-based divorce, the spouse who desires a divorce must file for divorce and then serve the other spouse with divorce papers. Depending on the reason behind the divorce and the other spouse’s feelings about it, these cases can become emotionally charged, tumultuous legal battles. In an agreed or no-fault divorce, the divorcing couple may file together if they both agree to the divorce. This saves time, money, and frustration when it comes to court filings.
A no-fault divorce doesn’t necessarily require both parties to file. In some cases, one spouse may wish to divorce for no reason aside from “irreconcilable differences or general displeasure with the marriage. If the other spouse agrees, it will be a no-fault divorce. Initiating a no-fault divorce does not require proving a spouse’s infidelity, wrongdoing, or other marital misconduct. However, the presence of such factors may influence the judge’s final decisions regarding child custody and division of community property.
No-fault divorce proceedings generally take less time than a fault-based divorce. In a fault-based divorce, the spouse filing will need to have evidence of the other spouse’s fault or wrongdoing that led to the dissolving of the marriage. In a no-fault divorce, the only time-consuming parts are determining property and asset division, child custody, and alimony or child support payments, if necessary, and waiting for the court filing to finalize. A couple can greatly speed up the process if they agree to the terms of their divorce before filing.
At SSJM Family Law, we understand the implications divorce has on a family as well as the role a divorce attorney. While we work hard to make the process of divorce as streamlined as possible, we also respect and appreciate that our work will influence major relationships in your life for years to come.
If you and your spouse decide to end your marriage for no other reason than irreconcilable differences or incompatibility, Austin divorce attorney Abraham Kant Esquire can help. When you work with our firm, we will attend to your case personally and help you find the solution that works best for everyone involved. Reach out to us today to schedule a case evaluation with one of our attorneys, and we can let you know what to expect from the divorce process in Texas.