From The Initial Decree To Modifications After Divorce In Williamson County
At Jackson Law Firm, located in Cedar Park and Austin, TX, we are firm believers in promoting dignity in divorce. The wrong lawyer — one who employs inappropriately contentious legal strategies — can end up causing more embarrassment than good.
You don’t want to conclude a divorce feeling that you have lost your own integrity. Instead, we will guide you through the process in a way that allows you to keep your dignity while still pursuing your goals.
Uncontested Vs. Contested Divorces
An uncontested divorce is rarely a divorce completely devoid of disagreement. It is, however, a divorce where spouses have agreed to keep the case out of court and out of the decision-making authority of a judge. After all, a judge will not truly know either you or your spouse, yet he or she has authority to make life-changing rulings for or against you.
Here are some benefits of an uncontested divorce:
- It is less expensive, and it keeps you in control. In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse have the exclusive ability to make decisions that take into account your specific needs. It avoids the possible winner-take-all result in a courtroom, and it is much less expensive than taking a case to trial.
- It allows you to determine parenting time. An uncontested divorce is particularly important if you have children. Certainly, there are cases with bona fide custody disputes, but in our experience, there is often a parent who has taken the greater role in rearing the children, and that parent should receive the greater share of parental rights and responsibilities. Even if one parent has not taken the greater role in the parenting responsibilities, a divorce naturally entails a division of time and responsibilities with the children, and that division should be negotiated between the parties and not left up to a judge.
- It promotes a working relationship with your ex-spouse. Most importantly, we believe that uncontested divorces are vital to promoting a working relationship between ex-spouses. With children involved, ex-spouses will have contact for many years to come, and that contact can either be workable or miserable. Not only do the legal fees often continue to mount after a contested divorce, but the bitter feelings between parents can cross over into the relationships the parents have with the children.
We Will Take Your Case To Trial If Necessary
Also, while we are committed to resolving your case in an uncontested manner, if possible, we also prepare your case for the worst-case scenario — that we must present your case to a judge at trial. You can count on us to intelligently and tenaciously defend your interests in or out of the courtroom.
Arrange an initial consultation with our Cedar Park and South Austin uncontested divorce attorneys by calling our offices at (512) 528-1900, or send us an email.