Although divorce can be difficult and contentious, there are situations in which court activity can be minimized as spouses work toward acceptable solutions in an amicable manner. In such a situation, you may be able to achieve your goals effectively through informal methods. A divorce that has been anticipated or mutually discussed and decided upon may move smoothly through the legal avenues needed to finalize the matter as quickly as possible. In most uncontested cases, court activity such as trials or hearings can be limited or avoided.
It is important to identify your priorities as you prepare for divorce. The major issues that typically need to be addressed include property division and the child-related matters of custody and support. It is important for you to be fully aware of your rights and responsibilities. Agreements on these matters will still require approval at the judicial level, and they will be legally binding when they are made a part of the final decree. This makes it important to understand their terms clearly.
Because the needs of each of our clients are unique, customized assistance and solutions can be important for ensuring that the outcome is as positive as possible. You may need guidance on handling joint debt accrued during your marriage, especially if you have accounts that are still active. You may want to keep property division matters simplified due to a lack of major assets. Parenting arrangements may be some of the more challenging issues to work out, but with compassionate guidance, it may be possible to find mutually agreeable terms without the need for litigation.
The first step in approaching an uncontested divorce may be securing reliable representation to ensure that the matter is handled efficiently and legally. We have put together more information on our uncontested divorce page so that you can learn more about your rights, responsibilities, and needs in such a case.