People in Houston may seek divorce for a variety of reasons, and in the case of undisputed amicable divorces may choose not to make those details public. Uncontested divorce allows both parties to decide to end the agreement and indicates that they agree on most major points. Those involved in an uncontested divorce should seek to ensure that their divorce paperwork and filed requests match the desires of all involved as closely as possible.

Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens has announced through a spokesperson that he and his fourth wife are seeking an uncontested divorce. The announcement indicated that both parties are sad, but understand that they have irreconcilable differences. Pickens works primarily out of Texas and his wife is an animal rights activist who spends most of her time in other states. The couple has been married since 2005.

While we often think of divorce as being a terrible thing, that is not always true as we can see from this case. In fact, many people who choose to divorce find that it is the best option for their relationship and their personal lives.

Uncontested divorces are often simpler than contested cases, but all parties should strive to ensure that all paperwork filed is unambiguous and clearly outlines the rights and responsibilities of all involved. Careful preparation and a firm understanding of family law can help a couple draft divorce paperwork and supporting documentation that helps prevent confusion and reduce the likelihood of future disputes arising from the dissolution of a marriage.

Source: ABC 13, “Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens, 4th wife to divorce,” Oct. 3, 2012