Are my rights protected through an Uncontested Divorce?
Everything from instructions on how a house will be sold, whether or not your spouse is allowed to drink or smoke around your children, and even specifics on how parents will monitor their children’s internet usage can be put in an agreement!
Some people need to be told how to parent. So if you have children and walk away with a document that only says you are divorced, your rights may not be fully protected. You could be left in a difficult position in future years. It is important to get all details of your agreement pertaining to your children in writing so that there are no questions in the future.
Divorce can be made easier, quicker, and cheaper. If it is uncontested.
A divorce by agreement or an “uncontested divorce” is the smoothest and simplest process of divorce. Parties work out all issues of their divorce by agreement. Those issues can include child custody, child visitation, child support, property division, alimony, division of debt, etc. Once the parties sign an agreement, it is submitted to a judge for approval.
Can my spouse and I use the same attorney?
You and your spouse do not necessarily each need a divorce attorney in an uncontested divorce situation. There is a legal means by which one attorney can file paperwork for both Husband and Wife, if the other agrees. This often helps cut the costs of the proceeding when both parties are in agreement about the terms and are trying to keep the expense of the process low.
It is extremely important to enlist the help of an experienced attorney, like Debbie Long, in this situation. One may never understand the power of a few little words to change lives until a judge later interprets an uncontested divorce agreement. Often times the addition or subtraction of one word can mean a world of difference in someone’s case. Mistakes and omissions in agreements can be costly and have serious ramifications years down the line.
It is hard to imagine just how long divorce documents will affect your life. It is extremely important to have attorney that understands how to craft a solid agreement and who can protect your rights.