Texas does not recognize legal separation. This means that even when you are living apart from your spouse, all of the property you or your spouse acquire is community property—regardless of the way it is titled—and all debt you or your spouse acquire is community debt. Simply put, you are married until you are legally divorced. Nevertheless, you can enter into a “separation agreement” or “partition and exchange agreement.” Your actions at the separation stage can “point” the case to the final outcome. Make sure you take that into consideration during the divorce process so that there are no surprises.

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Contested Divorce

A divorce is contested when the spouses cannot agree on issues regarding child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support or property division.

Uncontested Divorce

Although there is no legal definition for an uncontested divorce, we consider a divorce uncontested when the spouses agree to use one attorney, come to an agreement on all issues and cooperate in signing all documents necessary to finalize the matter.