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Easy Houston Divorce

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Couples typically divorce because they can no longer get along with one another. This makes it difficult, if not impossible, for them to agree on the major issues that need to be decided when a marriage is dissolved. Some couples are able to work through these issues on their own and simply reach to an easy divorce agreement.  An easy divorce is usually one that is uncontested. This type of divorce can be with issues or without issues. If there are children, the couple needs to decide where the children will live the majority of the time, and what the visitation terms will be for the non-custodial parents. The couple will need to decide how much, if any, child support or alimony will be paid, and they need to decide how they will divide the assets and the debts they have accumulated together over the course of the marriage. An easy Houston divorce is merely a divorce in which spouses are agree to the terms of their divorce including property issues and child issues. Remember, it’s a lot easier & less costly to finalize an easy Houston divorce, because the court does not have to decide child custody or financial issues and the divorce process is much simpler. But only an easy Houston divorce needs to go to the judge just to be signed and filed, making the divorce legal and marking the end of the marriage. In the easy Houston divorce both the husband and wife are agree on the divorce settlement, so the it is a quick process than contested divorce; although, the process for contested and easy divorce is generally the same but there is no trial and other dispute resolution to resolve the issues in the divorce.  A divorce is considered easy divorce if the couple does not have to go to court in order to resolve any of these issues. There may still have been disagreements on these issues, but the couple was able to resolve the disagreements and reach to a compromise without having to involve a judge. Hiring an attorney for easy Houston divorce may be helpful to avoid uncertainty in the paperwork and make sure you understand the terms of your divorce. However, many people obtain easy divorces on their own without the help of an attorney. Some divorces may benefit more from involving an attorney than others. What is best for your divorce depends upon your particular situation. Attorney discuss each and every issue with couples that might have not even thought by the couple and tried out that how those issues couple wants to resolve. So the whole process become easy for an easy Houston divorce. Once it is done then attorney draw up an agreement that encompasses the couple that how they want to resolve their case. An another key is having or getting couple to an easy Houston divorce is that the other spouse must be willing to negotiate and must be willing to talk about all of these different issues that must be resolved. If attorney has another willing spouse then it is easy to draw an agreement for easy Houston divorce based on the desires and wishes of the couple to resolve the case. This agreement is also send to the other spouse for the review that whether he or she agrees to the terms or not. If he or she agrees then he or she finalize the agreement by signing it. And if he or she is not willing on any of the terms, then attorney bring the couple into negotiation to resolve and reach to a common point so that the process can be executed. After the sign it must be presented to court along with the petition.

How to file an easy Houston Divorce

Spouse initiate an easy Houston divorce by filing a petition in the proper district court, often where the couple resides. When a spouse files for an easy Houston divorce, so then this is must for husband or wife to file a divorce petition with the court, which must then be sent to the other spouse. After a spouse file the petition, he or she must either serve the other spouse or have the spouse sign a notarized wavier of the service. Spouse must then file the return of the service, if the spouse had served the other spouse.

In Houston, Texas couple can’t get divorced any faster than 61 days after your divorce petition is filed (unless domestic violence is involved, in such case couple would not have easy Houston divorce). During this 61 days of times couple needs to finalize all the details of property division, child custody/visitation and child support. And draft the divorce decree. Both spouses should sign the decree unless easy Houston divorce service renounce the spouse’s requirement to consent to the decree. On or after the 61st day after filing the petition spouses may appear before the judge for prove up hearing and request the judge sign the decree. Once the decree is signed, couple are divorced. Depending on how couple dealt with property and child issues, couple may have additional steps to complete to transfer titles, divide accounts, obtain child support and so forth. And if a spouse requested to a name change to the maiden name then spouse will also need to make requests to the social security administration and Texas DMV to receive new documents. When couple appears for their prove up hearing, they will need to bring at least three copies of the decree, a completed Austin form and an income withholding order if child support will be paid. Particular situation may require some additional steps or documents but this is the basic process for and easy Houston divorce in Texas.

Necessary Documents for an easy Houston divorce

  • Civil cover sheet
  • Original petition for Divorce
  • Wavier of Citation
  • Vital Statics Form
  • Final decree of divorce
  • Testimony for prove up


Michael Busby Jr. is a divorce & family law attorney,  who practices in Harris and Fort Bend Counties, Texas. He has been in practice for over 14 years and has tried over 300 cases.  He is familiar with the policy and procedures of the Harris and Fort Bend County Texas family law courts.   Our office is open until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for working folks. Michael Busby Jr. 6100 Corporate Dr Ste 190 Houston, Texas 77036  (713) 974-1151  281-DIVORCE Visit me on the web at www.busby-lee.com


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Michael Busby is a Houston divorce lawyer who has been in practice for over 20 years and appears daily in the Family Law Courts of Harris County and Fort Bend County Texas

Busby & Associates , have two Houston Offices, one in Chinatown, Houston Texas and another in Independent Heights, Houston, Texas. Michael Busby is Board Certified in Family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.