What is an uncontested divorce?

An uncontested divorce is when the married couple agree that they want to get divorced, and they have reached an agreement on all issues, including occupancy or sale of the marital home, distribution of assets such as cars and bank accounts, payment of debts, custody and visitation of children, child support, maintenance (alimony) and medical insurance. We will prepare a Stipulation of Settlement and other documents for both of you to sign. However, we cannot represent you and your spouse. Your spouse may retain his/her own attorney or proceed without legal representation.

Sometimes a divorcing couple have worked out most, but not all, of the issues of their divorce. If you believe that the remaining unresolved issue or issues can be worked out,  The parties will meet at a conference to resolve these remaining issues.  The conference is usually preceded by the exchange of financial disclosure documents called “Statements of Net Worth.” If the conference succeeds, one of the attorneys will draft a Stipulation of Settlement based on the outline of the agreement reached.

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