Uncontested Divorces in , CA
Divorce and Family Law Attorney
In most states, there are two different types of divorce- contested divorce and uncontested divorce. Uncontested divorces are often referred to as simple divorces, and occur when a couple agrees on every issue that is needed to terminate a marriage. An uncontested divorce may also occur when a spouse does not respond to their spouse's petition for divorce. To obtain an uncontested divorce, a couple must agree on how to divide their debts and assets, what child support and custody/visitation orders they will need, and if necessary, how much spousal support is needed. If you do not agree on all of these issues, you may need a divorce attorney to aid with your uncontested divorce.
Why get an uncontested divorce?
Uncontested divorces are known for their speed, simplicity, convenience, and cost-effective nature. Attorney fees and other expenses involved in contesting a divorce are much higher than for someone who wishes to file for an uncontested divorce. Contested divorces may last for a few months to a few years, depending on the couple, while uncontested divorces usually last less than two months. If children are involved in a contested divorce, the nature of said divorce has the ability to strain relationships between parents and children. In an uncontested divorce, the spouses do not appear in court, and because they agree to the terms of their divorce, long litigation battles are not an issue.
What to learn more?
Uncontested divorces are not for everyone. They require flexibility and compromise, which some couples are not willing to do. Couples with large estates, complicated legal issues, or an unreasonable spouse should not file for an uncontested divorce. The divorce attorneys at , may help a spouse file all of the necessary paperwork for an uncontested divorce, as well as prepare the divorce judgment. If disagreements arise, we may be able to settle them outside of court. Please contact our firm, or fill out a free case evaluation to learn more about how we may be able to help you with an uncontested divorce.