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1502 Augusta Drive #390 Houston, TX 77057
Phone: (713) 266-0846
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Uncontested and Contested Divorce in Houston

Claims of Fault and Use of Courts

Contested and uncontested divorce proceedings have two distinct differences.  Kay Polk, a Houston divorce lawyer, explains the types of divorce.  If you or your spouse has been a resident of Texas for six months or more and a county resident for more than 90 days, you are eligible to file for a divorce in Houston or Harris County.

What constitutes a contested divorce?

A contested divorce in Houston or elsewhere is one in which either spouse claims fault against the other spouse and wants the case brought before a judge in Family Court. The parties cannot agree on issues of divorce or elsewhere which are typically alimony, child custody, child support, division of assets, or division of debt.

Reasons to File a Contested Divorce

  • Abandonment for one year
  • Abuse or cruel treatment
  • Adultery
  • Live apart without cohabitation for three years
  • Mental illness that requires long-term hospitalization or is incurable
  • Incarceration for one year

Uncontested Divorce

Houston Divorce LawyersIn an uncontested divorce, either party can file without permission from their spouse. The filing spouse would claim that the marriage is “insupportable,” and that there is no way to reconcile their differences. You can also file an uncontested divorce if you and your spouse have lived apart for three years or more. To file for uncontested divorce, you need to agree on financial and child-related issues.

Keeping a divorce on a business-like level requires a professional who will represent you without letting emotions or stress be a factor. Kay Polk stands out among Houston divorce attorneys that will aggressively fight for your rights while maintaining compassionate support for you and your family. Divorce doesn’t happen overnight; you should be in agreement with your attorney and feel they have your best interests at heart.

If you would like further explanation of what constitutes a contested or uncontested divorce, contact Houston family lawyer, Kay Polk at 713-266-0846 and leave a confidential message. You can also email your questions through our Web form.

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