An Overview of Uncontested Divorce
While many divorce cases are considered "contested" due to the parties being unable to agree on terms, a large number of divorces are uncontested, meaning that the two spouses have reached a mutual agreement to separate, and have come to a consensus regarding the terms of that agreement. Uncontested divorces are usually much simpler and less unpleasant than those that are contested, as there is no need for long, drawn-out legal proceedings or exorbitant court costs.
- An uncontested divorce will usually consist of the following:
- Meeting with an attorney and going over the specifics of the separation in order to isolate the pertinent issues to be discussed.
- The presence of children, or substantial marital assets or property, may result in an uncontested divorce becoming contested, but it is entirely possible that these issues can be resolved amicably by working with an attorney towards a constructive solution.
- Preparation and filing of a divorce agreement that breaks down exactly how the marital assets and property will be divided.
- A hearing in a divorce court (with an attorney and a witness present) in order to finalize the separation.
We at Fusco & Clarke are dedicated to providing effective help to those seeking divorce, and we are immediately available to speak with you regarding your uncontested divorce case. We will assist you in navigating your divorce proceedings in a manner that is agreeable to both sides, or, if necessary, engage in litigation in order to fight for the terms you desire.
Contact a divorce lawyer at our firm today so that we can increase your chances of a swift resolution that allows you to fully move on with your life.
The Importance of an Attorney
Even if you are certain that you and your spouse are in agreement regarding the terms of your divorce, it is still strongly advised that you retain legal representation. There is always the possibility that there will be a disagreement that you did not foresee, which may threaten the uncontested nature of your separation. In such a case, you will want someone with strong legal experience who can work towards an outcome that serves your specific needs.
If you have decided to file for divorce and have agreed on terms with your spouse, contact an experienced divorce attorney who can help you efficiently navigate your divorce proceedings.