Blogs from February, 2024


Divorce is a difficult journey for everyone involved, especially for children caught in the crossfire. While emotions naturally run high, prioritizing your children's well-being throughout the process is crucial.

In Texas, one key decision can significantly impact their stability and security: reaching an agreed-upon divorce resolution.

At Simple Texas Divorce, we assist parents, who have decided to reach an agreement to resolve their divorce, every step of the way.

Why Contested Divorces Can Be Detrimental:

Traditional, contested divorces, where judges decide child custody and other crucial matters, often involve:

  • Prolonged conflict: The adversarial nature can escalate tensions, creating a stressful and uncertain environment for children.
  • Limited control: Parents lose a say in shaping the details of their children's future, potentially resulting in arrangements that don't suit their unique needs.
  • Financial strain: Legal fees and court costs can burden both parties, impacting their ability to provide for their children.

The Power of Agreement:

Choosing an agreed-upon resolution offers numerous advantages:

  • Reduced conflict: Focusing on collaboration fosters open communication and mutual understanding, minimizing stress on everyone.
  • Tailored solutions: Parents work together to craft a parenting plan that reflects their children's specific needs and circumstances.
  • Cost-effectiveness: Avoiding litigation saves time, money, and emotional energy that can be better directed towards supporting your children. When you use Simple Texas Divorce to prepare, file and finalize your Texas Divorce, we help you do it on a flat fee basis with no hidden costs. You know exactly how much your divorce will cost before you even begin.
  • Empowerment: Taking control empowers parents to make decisions that prioritize their children's best interests.
  • Longevity: Our experience has been that parents, who resolve their divorce and child custody issues by agreement, are less likely to seek a modification of those agreements and, in the rare case when they do change the plan, are more likely to do so by agreement rather than litigation.
  • Beginning a pattern of “agreeing”: Parents who initially set up child custody and child support by agreement are starting a pattern of “agreeing” on child-related matters that can form a basis for future agreements.

Beyond the Numbers:

Studies consistently show that children of amicable divorces fare better in the long run, exhibiting:

  • Improved emotional well-being: Lower levels of anxiety, depression, and behavioral problems.
  • Stronger relationships with both parents: Maintaining positive connections with both figures is crucial for healthy development.
  • Enhanced sense of control: Knowing their parents actively participated in shaping their future fosters security and stability.


While every family's situation is unique, exploring collaborative divorce solutions often proves beneficial.

Consulting with an experienced Texas family lawyer who understands the legal landscape and prioritizes child-centered approaches can guide you towards an amicable resolution.

At Simple Texas Divorce, we help people, who have been able to reach an agreement on all their divorce issues, including child custody and child support, finalize their divorce by drafting their Petition for Divorce, Agreed Decree of Divorce, and all other documents required to complete the process. If requested, our Texas Family Lawyers will submit the Decree for signature by the Judge, and appear in Court as necessary, to finalize the entire divorce proceeding. We truly work with you to make your Texas Divorce as SIMPLE as possible.

Disclaimer: This blog post is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Please consult with an attorney for guidance specific to your situation.