Affordable Uncontested Divorces for San Antonio Residents

Divorce in San Antonio

Contact San Antonio divorce attorney James Meyrat at (210) 733-6235 to complete your uncontested divorce. James Meyrat will create a divorce agreement that meets the your immediate and long-term needs.

If you don’t know whether you have an uncontested or contested divorce, divorce attorney James Meyrat can help you evaluate your individual situation, the unique dynamics of your marriage, untangle all the issues that make your divorce seem complicated, and offer you a plan of action and strategy about handling your divorce.

So you want a divorce and you think it will be uncontested. Great! An uncontested divorce almost always takes less time and is less expensive than one in which you’re fighting.

Why Go With an Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested divorces in San Antonio are best suited for couples that have small amount of property, can navigate their emotions, share child custody, and work together to find a fair financial settlement. Uncontested divorce can be a cost-effective method for couples that agree on the major aspects of their divorce.

Do-It-Yourself Uncontested Divorces Have Problems

People often attempt to file the required forms themselves and this often results in later problems. If a provision is incomplete or if you fail to include certain information or language in your divorce decree, then you may have later problems which require you to go back to Court and fix your divorce orders. Often this process of going back to Court ends up costing you more than hiring a family law attorney to get it right the first time.

Here are the things you should know before you start your uncontested divorce.

Uncontested Divorce Starts with a Divorce Petition and ends with a Divorce Decree

Uncontested divorces allow for San Antonio residents to complete the divorce process quickly. To file for an uncontested divorce spouses must be in complete agreement on all issues. If there is any disagreement then they will have to file for a contested divorce instead.

Once divorce attorney James Meyrat has been provided with the agreed upon terms, then he will file a Petition for Divorce with the Bexar County District Court. After the petition is filed, there is a waiting period for 60 days.

During that 60 days, it’s time to hammer out the terms of the The Final Decree of Divorce, which is the document that will contain the deal you’ve worked out, spelling out the terms of who gets what and what should each spouse should expect from the other.

As long as you are in agreement, then you can resolve all the issues through an uncontested divorce that are typically resolved in contested matters. These include:

the assets the wife is getting;
the assets the husband is getting;
the debts the wife is taking;
the debts the husband is taking;
alimony, if it’s going to be paid; and
the agreements regarding the children like child custody, visitation, and child support.

Children and money are obviously some of the most important concerns we have with our everyday life. So it is no surprise that complete agreement on those issues can often be difficult.

The Inventory & Appraisements

Even if your divorce is uncontested, divorce attorney James Meyrat makes both sides give full disclosure about all assets and debts in the marital estate by writing up and exchanging an “Inventory and Appraisement” document. Doing this step is important to avoid future problems with the ex-spouse long after the divorce is complete. If it is discovered that one party did not disclose certain hidden property, the innocent spouse will have legal recourse to get compensated because he or she reasonably relied on the other spouse’s dishonest inventory document.

Finalizing Your Uncontested Divorce in San Antonio District Court

Once the Final Decree is done, reviewed and approved by both sides and the Inventories and Appraisements are finished, your divorce is ready for prove up.  You and your attorney can show up to Court any day of the week. In court you answer very easy prove-up questions in front of a judge. The judge will normally approve and sign your decree. Your divorce is final.