Uncontested Divorce in Texas
The beautiful thing about an uncontested divorce in Texas is that both parties agree to the divorce and, generally, things are amicable between the separating spouses. Some refer to these types of divorces as collaborative. This is the best situation in a divorce, especially when minor children are involved.
To file for an uncontested divorce in Texas (also referred to as an “agreed divorce"), the following criteria must be met:
both spouses agree on the "grounds" (reason) for the divorce (see more on this below)
the spouses both agree to end the marriage
both spouses agree on all divorce-related issues, including child custody and child support, and
there are no court orders for custody or support already in place.
There is a mandatory waiting period of 61 days before a judge will sign the final divorce decree.