Television and movies paint a picture of all divorces being full of acrimony
and strife. Husbands and wives battle it out to determine who gets the
kids, the house and the pride of knowing they got one final "win"
over their soon to be ex-spouse. To be sure- the scenario just laid out
is a costly one not only in terms of money but emotional output.
The attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan see potential clients
come in to meet with us to discuss a
divorce and they will typically arrive with a sense of unease because they believe
that divorcing their spouse is going to be as bad as our media would make
it out to be.
Your divorce can be Amicable
Fortunately for many parties that are divorcing the fact is that
divorce is not everything it's cracked up to be- in a good way. Simply put-
most people do not enter into a divorce with the intent to do whatever
it takes to get whatever they want. For starters, a lot of couples talk
to each other about the divorce before one or the other actually files
in court. This can be important in that the couple can discuss what they
both feel they need to achieve in a divorce and chart a course of action
to get there.
The Waiver Divorce
From personal experience, I can say that everyone involved in a
divorce wants to get the process over with as soon as possible. This goal can
be achieved early on through an
uncontested divorce process by signing a Waiver of Service/Citation rather than having to
wait on a process server to serve someone personally.
A Waiver of Service is just that- a statement that a responding party can
make agreeing to receive their spouse's divorce petition directly
from them or their spouse's attorney. This saves money because a process
server does not need to be hired and it saves time because the parties
don't need to wait the extra time for the court to prepare the documents
for service. Extra expense is saved because the waiving party will typically
not hire an attorney as well.
Once the waiver of service is signed and filed, it is up to the parties
how to proceed. The attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan will
assist clients in:
compiling a list of assets,
- other financial information that needs to be divided and accounted for.
As far as children are concerned, the parties will usually need to have
a good understanding of what they want to do as far as figuring out:
- Possession and access of the kids and
- Child Support
The easiest way that I've found for a
divorce to go from uncontested to contested is to arrive at a dispute regarding the kids.
An agreement between the parties is best ratified in mediation. This is
where an independent attorney acts as an intermediary between the spouses
to help craft a final agreement that both parties can receive a judgment
by from a court. This agreement is binding and cannot revoked. The courtroom
scenes that I touched on briefly at the outset of this blog post are a
more costly, more time intensive and more antagonistic alternative to
the cost-effective and efficient use of a qualified and experienced mediator.
While a simple divorce is not in the cards for every pair of divorcing
spouses, it is a great solution for a lot of people. The attorneys with
the Law Office of Bryan Fagan will always work to better the lives of
clients by assisting and advocating to achieve their goals. Please contact
our office today for a free of charge consultation where you can learn if an
uncontested divorce will be an option for you.
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Law Office of Bryan Fagan | Houston, Texas Divorce Lawyers
The Law Office of Bryan Fagan routinely handles matters that affect children
and families. If you have questions regarding
divorce, it's important to speak with one of our
Houston, TX Divorce Lawyers right away to protect your rights.
divorce lawyers in Houston TX are skilled at listening to your goals during this trying process and
developing a strategy to meet those goals.
Contact Law Office of Bryan Fagan by calling (281) 810-9760 or submit your contact information in our online
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Divorce cases in Houston, Texas, Cypress, Klein,
The Woodlands, the FM 1960 area, or surrounding areas, including
Fort Bend County and