If you are interested in an uncontested divorce, your goal may be to complete the process quickly and end your relationship amicably. Perhaps you and your spouse have no children or substantial assets. Or maybe you have a large family and a complex estate, but feel that you can reach an agreement on all terms.
Generally, uncontested divorce is simpler, faster, and less expensive than taking the case to trial, making it appealing to those looking to lessen the emotional challenges that often accompany divorce.
No matter your situation, Moyer Law, PC is here to help you accomplish your goals. As a law firm that focuses exclusively on family law, we can help you negotiate fair terms and establish strong foundations for your future. Give us a call today to discuss your options with a Rhode Island uncontested divorce lawyer.
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Divorce, upon first glance, is a simple concept. Once the process begins, however, separating from your partner may become riddled with legal roadblocks. The type of divorce you pursue plays a significant role in how quickly you can complete the procedure, what it may cost, and how your terms will be established.
Uncontested divorce is when both parties agree on all divorce-related terms, including property division, custody rights, reasons for divorce, and more. The basic steps of uncontested divorce include filing the divorce complaint, serving your spouse, attending the hearing, and finalizing the divorce.
If spouses cannot agree on all terms of their divorce, an uncontested divorce would not be possible. Instead, it would be up to a judge to make decisions regarding property division, child custody, alimony, etc.
Is a Simple, Uncontested Divorce Right for You?
For spouses who are truly on the same page regarding their children, assets, and reasons for divorce, uncontested divorce proceedings provide a streamlined process that sidesteps unnecessary legal hassles. For many families, however, an uncontested divorce may not be the most appropriate path. You may, for example, need the assistance of a judge in a court of law to help you attain a fair outcome in your divorce.
Property division may be exceedingly complex, and your partner could claim full ownership of assets you shared and managed equally during your marriage. Alternatively, you may feel entitled to sole legal and physical custody of your child, because your co-parent is unfit for the responsibility. No matter your situation, our legal team will help you determine if a simple, uncontested divorce is right for you.
What Can End up Complicating a Divorce?
If you and your spouse have gone over all the issues of your divorce and come to an agreement, the case is, in a sense, uncontested. Often, however, there are many other things an uncontested divorce attorney must address. Having an agreement is step one, but effectuating the agreement can be just as complex.
Below is a list of issues that can cause a simple, uncontested divorce to take a bit more time and money than planned:
- Real Estate: Do you need deeds for house transfers? Is there a foreclosure, refinance, or sale of the real estate? These issues can complicate an otherwise simple divorce process.
- Pensions: Will there be a division of a retirement account or pension? Is the pension military, state, or local in nature? It is important for these factors to be evaluated carefully.
- Marital Settlement Agreements: Often, a marital settlement agreement is needed if there are complex financial arrangements, which requires the guidance of a knowledgeable lawyer.
Often, when parties create an agreement, they fail to address all of the details the court will review. Until each of these details has been covered and agreed to, the case cannot move forward uncontested.
This is why it's important to work with an uncontested divorce lawyer.
If you are looking for a simple divorce, make sure you have considered these issues. Then, and only then, and assuming neither you nor your spouse change your minds, can you have an uncontested divorce in RI.
Call Moyer Law, PC for Experienced Legal Guidance
With over two decades of experience, our Rhode Island uncontested divorce attorney can guide you through complex legal procedures and preserve your rights in the process. We understand that uncontested divorce requires much more than the aggressive litigation tactics you would find in a typical courtroom; when we take on your case, we will treat you and your loved ones with tact, sensitivity, and respect.
We serve families throughout Rhode Island from our office in Warwick. Call Moyer Law, PC at (401) 305-2934 to learn more about your options.
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