The Uncontested Divorce in Harris County
The Agreed or Uncontested Divorce is more than just writing a petition and being done. There are other documents that need filing and court appearances that need to be made.
Pre-PetitionThe first thing needed is to sit down with our spouse and make sure everything is agreed to. If there is no children and no property, more likely than not, it will be agreed. Be cautioned if there is property and children involved because it may no longer be agreed. If you feel it is no longer an agreed divorce, please seek legal assistance.
The Necessary FormsAn agreed divorce is more than just the Petition. You will also need a BVS165 and Civil Case Information Sheet and eventually an Agreed Final Divorce Decree. All except for the final divorce decree can be found on the Harris County District Clerk Website.
Pre-HearingGo to the Harris County District Clerk's office at 201 Caroline and file the documents. Once filed and you receive a cause number and court number. Fill out a final divorce decree that can be found online (you would need to search). Have both parties sign it and file with the district clerk's office. Also look for "prove up" questions for an agreed divorce. A divorce, whether uncontested or contested, needs to be proven in front of a judge.
Hearing DateSign in for uncontested hearings take place usually Monday through Friday from 8-9am. You will sign in at the court clerk's office and wait to be called by the judge. Once you are before the judge you can answer the prove up questions in a narrative format. If the judge does not have any questions, she will sign the final divorce and it will be available for you to pick up in about two weeks.