At Guest & Gray we get a lot prospective clients from Forney and Kaufman county coming in wanting to get an agreed divorce. If the divorce is truly uncontested, it takes less time to get the final paperwork in order, it requires much less work on the part of the Kaufman County divorce lawyer, and, as a result, it costs less. But the problem is that often the parties have not actually come to an agreement. Or at least the parties have not discussed and agreed upon all the issues that must be dealt with in a divorce.
To qualify for an uncontested divorce, you must first have reached an actual agreement with your spouse. Simply talking about getting a divorce and agreeing that you should get a divorce is not sufficient. Another problem is that people talk about how things will get split up but don’t address all of their assets and liabilities prior to speaking to a Kaufman County divorce lawyer. I can help you go through all the assets, liabilities and other issues that need to be agreed upon in order to complete your divorce. But the more information you can discuss before meeting with me and the more issues that you can agree upon before meeting with a lawyer, the quicker and cheaper your divorce will be.
So what are the common assets, liabilities and other issues that need to be agreed upon in a divorce? In a separate post here on the site, I have a checklist of all the things to consider when trying to agree upon the terms of your divorce. But in general, your assets will usually be any equity you may have in a home, retirement accounts, money in bank accounts, and vehicles. Your debts will usually be mortgages, credit card debt, and car payments. If you own a home, you’ll also need to decide who will be staying in the house and who will continue to pay the mortgage. In some instances, you’ll need to include provisions in your divorce decree dealing with the sale of your home and the splitting of the proceeds. And if you have children, you need to decide which parent has the right to designate the primary residence of the child (this is what is commonly thought of as custody), what possession schedule the non-custodial parent will have, how much child support the non-custodial parent will pay per month, and who will maintain health insurance for the child.