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Using an experienced Texas divorce lawyer to prepare all your divorce documents, including the petition and final decree, ensures your case will not be delayed or dismissed by the court due to improperly drafted documents specific to your unique situation and circumstances. At Texas Divorce Online a duly licensed and experienced Texas family law attorney always drafts your case documents including the final decree. The divorce decree not only legally ends your marriage, but also spells out how property and debts are to be divided, addresses spousal support, if applicable, and details all matters related to minor children are to be handled.
Using a Texas Divorce Online attorney to prepare your uncontested divorce case ensures your case documents will contain all the necessary legal language that reflects the current divorce laws and complies with all pertinent court rules. In addition, your documents should accurately reflect the agreements you reached with your spouse. Some agreements may not be approved by Texas judges for a variety of reasons. Should your agreements with your spouse be unlikely to be approved by a judge reviewing your final decree, our attorneys bring these matters to your attention allowing you to amend any problematic agreements and eliminate delays in finalizing your divorce.
Divorce, even uncontested divorce, can be complex. Trying to “go it alone” or using an untrained, unlicensed non-lawyer can have negative consequences.
Pursuant to Texas law a non-lawyer is not allowed to provide legal advice or to coach. This is similar to a non-doctor not being allowed to perform surgery, treat illness, etc. If a non-attorney answers legal questions they are practicing law without a license. This act is referred to as the unauthorized practice of law (UPL). UPL simply means an unlicensed person can’t explain the law to you or help you apply the law to your situation and circumstances. Non-lawyers include court clerks and staff that can’t make decisions for you or answer your legal questions. Only a duly licensed Texas attorney can answer your questions, explain the law to you, and coach through the Texas divorce process.
However, most couples completing an uncontested divorce in Texas may not wish to hire an attorney to manage their entire divorce case. This is often due to high costs of attorney fees. Generally, the more time an attorney works on your case, the more it costs you as attorney’s usually bill for their time at hundreds of dollars per hour.
In an uncontested divorce there are many steps to complete in order to obtain a final divorce decree. Many of these steps don’t require the experience of an attorney. For example, easier steps like delivering the documents to the court, obtaining signatures from your spouse, etc. By doing these steps yourself, you don’t have to pay an attorney hundreds of dollars to complete these steps for you. This is why our attorneys do the crucial steps only. This allows you to complete the other steps and saves you thousands in attorney fees.
With Texas Divorce Online, you aren’t going it alone. Our attorneys review your agreement, draft all your legal documents for you, provide you with detailed step-by-step instructions for the parts you complete yourself, and our attorneys are available to answer your questions. Our detailed, step-by-step instructions are drafted specifically for your case and its unique situation and circumstances. Our case completion instructions allow you to finalize your uncontested divorce with your local Texas district court.