Benefits of Uncontested Divorce
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divorce situation is truly uncontested there are some cases where a couple can
come to an agreement as to the various issues that must be resolved. This
is what is called uncontested divorce. It denotes that there are no huge
disagreements and that the couple involved is willing to make compromises
as to the terms of their dissolution.
The peaceful process of
mediation often goes hand in hand with uncontested divorce. Saving a great deal
of time and money rather than going through the lengthy litigation process,
many couples choose to go the route of uncontested divorce. Additionally,
these couples are able to work out their own Marital Settlement Agreement
(MSA) that is reasonably acceptable to both parties.
In a trial setting for contested divorce cases, there are many cases where
the couples receive highly undesirable arrangements for issues like
child custody and support requirements. Uncontested divorce allows for the couple to
have all the power in determining the allocation of their property, custody
arrangements and other issues.
Steps Involved in an Uncontested Divorce
As long as your spouse or partner responds to your petition for divorce
and the two of you are able to come to a written agreement about the aspects
of your separation, it is uncontested. Both the petitioner and the respondent
have to adhere to three steps when filing.
The steps to an uncontested divorce include the following:
Form a written agreement: Not only does this agreement declare that both you and your spouse or partner
are putting an end to your marriage or domestic partnership, it determines
other facets of your divorce. It will lay out how you wish to divide up
your debts and property, if either of you will pay
child support, and what the custody or
visitation arrangements will involve.
Fill out all your paperwork: There are a myriad of legal forms that must be filed with the court in
order to ask for a judgment of divorce or legal separation. It is wise
to have a lawyer that is knowledgeable on how to fill out each of these
forms, as they are quite complex and if filled out improperly could greatly
delay the finality of your divorce.
Final Declaration of Disclosure: This form must be filed, unless your case fits into one of the following
stipulations. If you and your spouse or partner decide together to waive
it, you receive a waiving receipt from your spouse or partner, or they
have not responded to your petition and neglected to sign off on the MSA.
Talk with an expert at our firm to learn more about these exceptions in
detail before assuming you do not have to file the declaration.
As with any legal case, every case is entirely different and should have
someone look over it who is an experienced professional. For this reason,
you need to have an attorney for uncontested divorce in Mission Viejo.
For over a decade, Attorney Daniel Hunter has assisted those looking to
file both uncontested and
contested divorce. There is no case too big or too minimal for him.
Retaining the Best Divorce Attorney You Can Find
It is extremely important that you find a qualified divorce lawyer in Orange
County that is not only knowledgeable, but is compassionate regarding
your particular situation. Depending on your particular circumstance,
you may find mutual agreement as to the necessity for divorce as well
as the terms that are proposed. Attorney Dan Hunter has more than 15 years
of experience and has represented numerous individuals with a long history
of success in the cases handled.
It is important that you have skilled and aggressive representation on
your side in order to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome. We
can advise you regarding the options you have and discuss any beneficial
alternatives you may want to consider. Prospective clients find our
case evaluation to be extremely helpful, as it gives us a chance to
look over your case in a confidential manner. From there, we can determine if our legal services match your needs.
We also encourage you to
give us a call, toll-free at (888) 844-9281 to learn more from our qualified legal staff.
Schedule a consultation today!