In an “uncontested divorce,” both spouses have come to a full agreement on all issues without having to go to court or mediation. Uncontested divorce is the fastest, easiest, and most cost-effective way to complete a divorce. An attorney can help draft and file paperwork, but will not negotiate or mediate.
There are four main issues in divorce. Every divorce will make an order for property division. If you have children under 18 years old, your divorce will also include orders for child custody and child support. Every divorce case must also determine if spousal support is needed and, if so, how much should be paid.
A divorce is not final until a judge has signed the order of divorce. While the order is “final,” specific parts of the order, such as custody, child support, or spousal support payments, can be changed after the order is entered.
If you wish to complete an uncontested divorce, first meet with an attorney to make sure you know every issue that you and your spouse need to discuss and agree upon. Once all agreements have been made, an attorney can be hired to draft the paperwork and file it with the Court to make sure your paperwork is clear and properly filed.
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