One option to end your marriage is by uncontested divorce or no-contest divorce. This method of divorce (otherwise known as no-fault divorce) is similar to ending your marriage by dissolution and often more amicable. In order to end your marriage by an uncontested or no-contest divorce, you must assess whether the issues in your case can be resolved prior to filing for divorce. These issues include custody of your children, child support, spousal support, payment of debt and property division. The negotiation process takes place prior to filing anything with the court. It is very important to hire a knowledgeable attorney to guide you through the uncontested or no-contest divorce to handle this process as many of your rights are at stake. If you are considering an uncontested or no-contest divorce, please contact my firm to set up a consultation.
I will make you feel as comfortable as possible in taking this difficult step by keeping you informed of every stage of the process in a timely manner.
THE UNCONTESTED DIVORCE OR NO-CONTEST DIVORCE PROCESS
- Attorneys are hired to begin the negotiation process.
- Negotiation process occurs through settlement conferences and communications between attorneys.
- Negotiation process is concluded and if a settlement is reached, the necessary documents will be prepared. The documents include a Separation Agreement and Shared Parenting Plan (if applicable) along with all the necessary Court required forms and documents.
- Divorce is filed with the Court and a final hearing is held.
- You and your witness or spouse will testify and the divorce is granted by the Judge.
- Your marriage is terminated.
While this may sound like a simple process on paper, it is anything but. Uncontested or no-contest divorce often requires a great deal of skilled negotiation. It is imperative that you hire an attorney to assist you with this complicated process. Find information on how to select the right attorney for you here.
Contact me to set up a consultation if you are considering divorce, uncontested divorce or no-contest divorce, dissolution or have questions concerning child custody.