If both you and your spouse are looking for a San Diego divorce attorney to help you proceed with an uncontested divorce you’ve come to the right place. If both you and your spouse agree on your divorce terms, you can move on to filling out the proper paperwork for it.
What is an Uncontested Divorce?
An uncontested divorce is when both you and your spouse agree on the terms of your divorce. These terms include sharing child support, property, and any possible debt. If you both agree to the terms, you can often just fill out paperwork without having to make a court appearance.
What Paperwork Is Needed To Complete Your Uncontested Divorce?
There are a few paperwork requirements you need to keep in mind. If you have children who are minors, you need to make sure to make an additional filing. This filing will help to make sure that the child will be properly cared for. Besides child custody, you want to make sure you discuss any other possible issues to make sure you both agree with how they will be handled.
An uncontested divorce usually involves less paperwork than a contested one. This is because an uncontested divorce typically means you and your spouse are on somewhat good terms. The fewer disagreements in an uncontested divorce mean a smaller amount of paperwork. This is why it is good for both you and your spouse to negotiate as it can lead to not only less paperwork but a cheaper divorce cost.
One thing to keep in mind though is that only one of you can hire a divorce attorney. However, after your spouse completes the paperwork with their attorney you can review that paperwork. If you find something in the paperwork you disagree with, you have the ability to file a response to it. This will ensure that your voice is heard. Be aware though that you only have 30 days to file this response.
After you fill out your paperwork you want to make sure that you have a divorce lawyer look over it. This will help to certify that you filled the paperwork out correctly and all the needed forms have been signed.
How Do You Proceed After Filing the Paperwork?
After you both file the paperwork it will go through the court. The court will then proceed with finalizing the uncontested divorce. Sometimes it is not required for you to go to court to move on with the proceedings if there is a mutual agreement.
After the court reviews the paperwork you will then receive a Notice of Entry of Judgement. After receiving this, you might need to fill out a Declaration of Disclosure. Overall though, this usually means your divorce has been granted.
You want to make sure you have a divorce lawyer that understands what you’re going through. The paperwork involved with this type of divorce might be small compared to a contested one, but it is still intricate. This is why it’s important that you find a divorce lawyer who can help you proceed both quickly and easily with your uncontested divorce. If you have questions about your uncontested divorce be sure to call our office. We will work to answer any questions you might have.