Is There More Than One Type of Divorce in Texas?

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Divorce can be a confusing and frightening prospect for many married couples who want to split. There may be confusion over how divorce works in Texas and which options for divorce may be available. Some options for divorce in Texas have been mentioned in recent blog posts. However, there are multiple types of divorces in Texas that you may not know about. The different types of divorces in Texas may include but are not limited to:

  1. Mediation. We have talked about mediation (a mediated divorce) on many recent blogs. The reason why our blog discusses mediation so often is because it is an excellent divorce option for some people. If you are willing to cooperate with your spouse and use a mediator to create your divorce terms, then the divorce process may be much less stressful. Mediation is also an out-of-court divorce option, which can make it less expensive and easier on families.
  2. No-fault divorce. In a no-fault divorce, you do not need to prove your spouse is guilty of any wrongdoing. This type of divorce is recognized in Texas and across the US.
  3. At-fault divorce. This type of divorce is what it sounds like. In an at-fault divorce, you show your spouse is guilty of some type of wrongdoing, such as adultery or abuse.
  4. Uncontested divorce. In an uncontested divorce, both spouses agree on the terms and part ways without a fuss. For example, they may agree on property division terms.
  5. Contested divorce. An uncontested divorce is where both spouses do not agree on the divorce terms. In this case, a mediator, arbitrator or divorce court may become involved in the process.
  6. Collaborative divorce. In a collaborative divorce, both spouses hire attorneys to work on their behalf to create a divorce agreement.

Questions About Filing for Divorce in Texas? Contact Our Lewisville Divorce Lawyers

You can speak to one of the Texas divorce lawyers at The Julian Firm, P.C. to learn more about these options. Partner Jared Julian is also a licensed mediator and is a Board-Certified family law attorney in Texas.