In Texas, there is often confusion surrounding the terms “contested” and “uncontested” divorce. Most people believe that a contested divorce is one filled with anger, animosity and heated emotions. A contested divorce, however, is merely a divorce in which a husband and wife need help resolving certain issues. Strong emotions could be involved, of course, but most of the time, spouses need only be guided toward a final resolution.
An uncontested divorce is a divorce where both parties are able to agree on all terms in their final divorce order. These terms could include child custody arrangements, parenting time schedules, the division of marital property and more.
The Benefits Of Speaking To A Lawyer
Regardless of your circumstances, speaking to a lawyer is highly recommended as he or she might think of issues you never knew needed to be addressed. In addition, many people who pursue an uncontested divorce later realize that there are sticking points on which they cannot agree. It is helpful to realize and address these issues as soon as possible so your divorce can proceed without delay, allowing you to move onto the next stage in your life.
An Experienced Divorce And Separation Attorney
Dallas attorney Paula Lock Smyth has been helping men and women navigate Texas’ divorce process for more than 25 years. She is a lawyer dedicated to protecting her clients’ rights from the moment they walk into her office, and she has a history of obtaining positive results in simple and complex divorce cases.
She will listen carefully to your situation, your needs and your goals. You will then receive personalized service aimed at securing the best outcome possible in your case. She also realizes that her clients expect and deserve an attorney who is available to address any issues should they arise. You will be able to reach out to Ms. Smyth with your questions and concerns throughout your case, and you can feel confident that you are receiving honest advice backed by nearly three decades of experience.