Part of family law is divorce. While we all hope our vows will last a lifetime, sometimes marriages just don’t work. We have all heard the horror stories of people spending thousands of dollars over the course of a couple of years to finally obtain their divorce. This is the exception however, not the rule. Most divorces are uncontested and affordable. An uncontested divorce may be the answer.
An uncontested divorce is the fastest and most inexpensive way to get a divorce. Uncontested means that you and your spouse have agreed upon the material terms of divorce, such as property, custody, support and debt. Once an agreement is reached, our attorneys prepare the necessary documents. An uncontested divorce is ideal for those couples who have limited debt and assets. The key to a successful uncontested divorce is AGREEMENT. Once approved and filed, the case can be completed in as little as 31 days.
Once you and your spouse have determined that an uncontested divorce is appropriate, we will get started. We currently charge $850.00 for an uncontested divorce. The $850.00 fee includes the attorney fee and the filing fee. Once the employment contract is signed and we have received payment, we will prepare all of the paper work necessary.
Once the paperwork is prepared, we will provide it to you for your review. We allow two material revisions. However, if your spouse requests that we change something, we will not make the changes until you have agreed. Once you and your spouse have signed the paperwork, we will file the divorce. Once filed, there is a 30-day cooling off period built into the law that prevents entry of the Final Decree of Divorce. If you and your spouse work things out and reconcile during that thirty-day period, the case can be dismissed. On day thirty-one, we will file a Motion for Entry of Final Decree of Divorce. Usually, we receive an Order within a few days. The Order will incorporate the Settlement Agreement and will state that your divorce will be final 60 days after entry of the Order. During that 60-day period, you are divorced, but you cannot remarry unless you decide to remarry your former spouse (I know what you are thinking, but it does happen).
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