What is an Uncontested Divorce?
Just like in a contested divorce, you may have a relatively simple divorce with few issues. Or, you may have multiple property or debt issues that makes your case more complex. For any divorce to be uncontested, you and your spouse must agree on all essential issues in advance of the actual divorce. Basically, this means that both of you sign a Marital Settlement Agreement that we prepare for you. But first, we thoroughly discussing your uncontested divorce case issue with you. These issues include:
Marital assets and property division
Child custody and visitation (including a detailed parenting plan where required)
Spousal support and child support, and
Any other issues that are important to you.
The overwhelming majority of our clients who attempt an uncontested divorce are successful. But we find that the ones who achieve success easiest and fastest are the ones who try to be flexible and business-like. Also, it is essential that you be able to put aside the anger and bitterness. Then, discuss things with your spouse. You will save a lot of time and attorney’s fees if you can do this regardless of how simple or complicated your situation.
Why is an Uncontested Divorce Best?
It is important for you to realize that in our uncontested divorce process, we never file anything with the court until everything has been agreed upon between you and your spouse. Also, your spouse will never be “served” by a sheriff or private process server. These are just two of the ways that we can make your divorce less stressful, more affordable and, in the long-run, much faster.