Un-Contested divorce attorneys, Dani V. Bone & Sam D. Bone, representing clients in Gadsden, Attalla, Southside, Rainbow City, Hokes Bluff, Glencoe and other areas of Etowah, Blount, Cherokee, Dekalb, Calhoun and St. Clair Counties
The term “Uncontested Divorce” means that the parties fully and completely agree on all terms of the divorce. This means no trial is necessary. However, the appropriate paperwork must be filed with the domestic relations judge before the divorce can be finalized.
Uncontested divorce attorneys fees cost less than contested divorces, because only one attorney is necessary to file an uncontested divorce. Also the time expended by the attorney preparing the uncontested divorce papers is minimal compared to the time required to prepare for a divorce trial.
However, just because you save on divorce attorney fees by filing for an uncontested divorce, does not mean it is in your best interest. The fees you pay an attorney to review your situation, could save you thousands, tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in the long run. Allow our uncontested divorce attorneys in Gadsden to analyze your assets, and your suggested settlement and advise you if you are getting a good deal. If not, there is still the chance the proposed uncontested settlement agreement can be negotiated to terms more favorable to you. We can assist you in this divorce negotiation process.
Even if you file an uncontested divorce, Alabama law prohibits the parties from remarrying, except to one another, within 60 days of the final divorce decree.
If you are just ready to get your divorce over with, and are looking for the quickest, cheapest divorce route, contact our Gadsden uncontested divorce lawyers Dani V. Bone and Sam Bone a call so they can help you.
The majority of the couples who divorce do so via an uncontested divorce. If a couple decides that a divorce is inevitable, an uncontested divorce has many benefits over a contested divorce.
Some of these benefits are:
When children are involved, many people who go through an uncontested divorce acknowledge that the money saved can be used to benefit the children. Litigation is extremely expensive, and even a shorter conflicts requiring legal assistance from an attorney can quickly wipe out finances that could have otherwise been used to put children through college.
Beyond cost savings, children also benefit greatly from reduced stress between the parents. Parents who are able to divorce with less stress are great candidates for co-parenting.
Every divorce must address and answer the following questions:
Absolutely. Uncontested divorce is possible with or without children, however children do add a significant complication that parents need to consider. Many issues will need to be determined in an uncontested divorce that involves minor children, but a few basic considerations are:
It is important to know that a court will look at child custody decisions by applying the best interest of the child doctrine. This may or may not be what the divorcing couple desires. While in an uncontested, parents have a great deal of control over the situation, the best interest doctrine will still apply.
If parents can collaborate on big issues before unilaterally acting, conflict can be significantly less. A court order should address the need for any big decisions that can affect the custody arrangement to be discussed and agreed on before either parent takes any action.
When the court reviews the details of the divorce agreement that has been created, either party may object. If an objection occurs, the divorce will become a contested divorce. In a contested divorce, a judge will order the outcome. This is an important distinction between uncontested divorces and contested divorces; in a contested divorce, a judge ultimate decides what is best - not the divorcing couple.
In benefits both parties to work out the details in an uncontested manner, if at all possible. In almost every situation, if the case goes to court, it will cost a significant amount of money for both parties, one or both sides will feel unhappy with the decision, and the conflict will not subside. This last point is especially important for divorcing parents, because in child custody arrangements, conflict between parents often leads to negative side-effects experienced by their children.
Divorcing parents do not end their relationship. They stop living together, but must still parent together, and therefore they are almost forced find ways to work out differences on their own - an enormous challenge for many divorcing couples who were not able to do that while married.
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