Uncontested Divorce

In fulfilling its commitment to protecting your assets and property, and providing cost effective legal representation, Edwards Law, PLLC provides its clients with uncontested divorce services. Often called a “Simple Divorce,” the uncontested divorce is an economical and efficient alternative to the costly and often time-consuming adversarial divorce proceeding. Although an uncontested divorce isn’t for every couple, we encourage our clients to consider the benefits of resolving the division of child custody, support, assets, and property prior to filing with the courts. Mrs. Edwards will make certain that your divorce is completed quickly, accurately, and cost-effectively.

Eligibility for a “Simple Divorce”

  • If you meet the following criteria, Edwards Law, PLLC may be able to help you with your “simple divorce”:

    • Both parties live in Texas, and have lived in Texas the previous 6 months; and

    • Both parties agree on the division of all real property and marital assets, including cash, vehicles, homes, and savings accounts; and

    • No children of the marriage, or if you have children; 

    • Both parties live within 100 miles of each other; and

    • Both parties have agreed on the standard possession custody agreement; or

    • Both parties have agreed to a customized possession schedule.

Common Law Marriage and Divorce

In Texas, common law marriage is called “Informal Marriage,” and has the same legal effect as a ceremonial marriage, or “Formal Marriage”.  The following are the requirements of common law marriage:

  • Both parties must be over 18 years of age;

  • Not otherwise married;

  • Agree to be married;

  • Hold themselves out to others as married; and

  • Live together in Texas, or have lived together within the past two years


Consequently, a divorce may be necessary to end the common law marriage, and divide commonly owned property.

Costs Associated with the Uncontested Divorce

One of the benefits of an uncontested divorce is that it typically costs much less than going to trial. Often, an uncontested divorce can lead to a savings of thousands of dollars. Edwards Law, PLLC offers uncontested divorce services for a flat fee. We will tell you upfront exactly how much the process will cost. There will be no surprises. Apart from the attorney’s fee, an uncontested divorce typically requires the following fees:

  • Filing Fee

  • Citation Fee

  • Service Fee

Because court costs and filing fees vary from county to county, we give each potential client the flat fee quote in person. Please contact Edwards Law for a consultation.

Same Sex Marriage and Divorce

The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2015 ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges requires Texas to recognize same sex marriage. This represents an important victory for same-sex couples in Texas and across the United States. At Edwards Law, PLLC we are pleased to be able to assist LGBTQ couples with their marriage, uncontested divorce, and other estate related legal needs. Mrs. Edwards understands the importance of preparing and protecting your family’s future, and Edwards Law, PLLC is committed to treating each and every client with dignity and respect, regardless of sexual orientation. We invite you to contact Edwards Law and sit down for a consultation.