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Do I Need a Lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce?

The divorces depicted in television and movies are often filled with name-calling, intense anger, and acts of revenge. In reality, most divorces are far different. Couples sometimes simply grow apart and realize they would be better apart.

Uncontested divorces in Texas are less stressful, time-consuming, and costly than divorces that go to trial. But they aren’t always without disagreement.

Spouses can have divergent opinions about an aspect of any divorce issue:

Even the friendliest of spouses should hire attorneys. At a minimum, a lawyer skilled in family law ensures that legal deadlines are met, and paperwork is properly filed with the courts. Having an attorney keenly familiar with your case will be particularly beneficial should your spouse’s attitudes and emotions change midstream.

The legal team at Hembree Bell Law Firm, PLLC will protect your interests so that you are better able to move forward into your post-divorce life. Below are a few more reasons you want an attorney handling your divorce.

Explaining Your Rights in a Divorce

State laws govern divorce. Uncontested divorce agreements must still be approved by a judge. The settlement must be fair to all parties and address the best interests of any minor children. Writing your own agreement could fail to include certain matters required by the courts. The settlement must be a just and right division of your assets and address the best interests of any minor children.

A draft agreement should be reviewed by a lawyer, who can point out problem areas. Your attorney can also help you understand your rights to retirement funds and pensions as well as specific benefits that apply to a military divorce.

At Hembree Bell Law Firm, PLLC, we can identify your rights to child custody, child support, spousal support/maintenance, and property. A truly fair divorce agreement is only possible when you understand all your rights and responsibilities.

Creating Unique Solutions to Specific Issues

Every divorce has its own character. One-size-fits-all does not apply. Online DIY divorces typically do not consider the intricacies and nuances of an individual union. Each divorce has financial, logistical, personal, and emotional matters that must be considered in a divorce agreement.

Each party has their own priorities. Your lawyer can help create original solutions that work for your family.

Legal Counsel for No-Fault Divorce

Put your Texas divorce in the hands of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney at Hembree Bell Law Firm, PLLC. We will safeguard your best interests. As your divorce unfolds, our firm has resources to help you and your spouse compromise on outstanding issues. Collaborative divorce or divorce mediation might also be appropriate for your case.

Learn more about no-fault divorce options by consulting with one of our lawyers. Call (512) 768-9737 or send us a message through our online form.

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