Many people opt for an uncontested divorce if they have very few issues to discuss in terms of property division, support and custody, and if both parties are in agreement with regard to any decisions to be made. An uncontested divorce is the fastest, least stressful and most cost effective way to end a marriage. It just means that you and your spouse both sign a marital settlement agreement.
The Law Offices of Sam R. Fugate II, represents clients for a wide range of family law matters, including uncontested divorce. I can help you prepare a settlement agreement and explain what considerations it entails. Depending on the specifics of your divorce, the settlement agreement may include such things as child support, spousal support, child custody, marital assets, marital debt and the division of property. Typically, the only fees involved in this process are for legal counsel and filing costs.
If your uncontested divorce involves child custody, we may have to have a social study prepared by an expert who evaluates you and your home life. This expert will prepare a report recommending one parent or the other to the court. This report is outside our legal fees and will be split by the parties.
Even filing for uncontested divorce can lead to more questions than answers. Contact me today to discuss how I might be able to help you.
No-Fault Divorce Attorney:
Many family law attorneys recommend uncontested divorce, or at least a more amicable approach, because litigation can be expensive. Also, resolving a divorce through settlement or mediation is typically more effective, less costly and keeps more control over the outcome with the spouses, rather than with a judge who does not know your specific needs. By working out agreements together, you're likely to both walk away feeling satisfied that you got what you wanted. I can guide you through every aspect of the legal process. I believe that peaceful resolution of home-based conflict through counseling and mediation often leads to more fulfilling and holistic outcomes at faster and more affordable rates. I make it a priority to put the family's best interests first.