Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested Divorce

In the state of California, both contested and uncontested divorces are quite common. An uncontested divorce case can be handled without court hearings.

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Uncontested Divorce – Los Angeles Divorce Attorneys

It’s true that many cases may start out or later become contested, but Los Angeles family law attorneys can tell you that contested cases can quickly be converted to uncontested cases if an agreement is reached via the use of mediation, negotiation, or any other process outside of the courts.If both parties can fully agree on all issues pertaining to the dissolution of your marriage prior to filing the paperwork, then you can accomplish an uncontested divorce without ever having to step foot in a courtroom. The parties’ agreement does not need to be in writing, as it is your attorney’s job to write up and finalize the uncontested divorce paperwork. Your Los Angeles family law attorney will want to gather the necessary information to file the initial paperwork, along with all the paperwork that is required for disclosures and the terms of the divorce judgment. Once this is done, your attorney will file the divorce papers, serve the other party with the papers, prepare the divorce judgment, arrange for both parties to meet and sign the documents, and then file them with the court on your behalf.

There are definite advantages to an uncontested divorce in that both you and your spouse can avoid courtroom litigation, which will ultimately shorten the amount of time it takes to get your divorce finalized. It could also lessen the traumatic impact of the divorce on you and certainly save you a lot of money in the long run. In order to do this, though, you will have to reach an acceptable settlement agreement on all pertinent issues, including the division of marital property and debts, child custody, support and visitation (if there are children involved), and spousal support, if required.

In those instances where a couple has been married for a short amount of time without marital assets or children, an uncontested divorce may definitely be an appropriate solution. Under state law, a no-fault divorce may be granted when there is an irreparable collapse of the marriage with no hope of reconciliation.

If you need an experienced Los Angeles family law attorney, do not hesitate to contact the law firm of Daigneault Law for a free consultation.

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