Divorce is often emotionally charged. It is the end of a relationship, and if the couple terminates the marriage on negative terms, negotiations can be difficult. Fortunately, not all divorce ends on bad terms.
Sometimes a couple mutually decides to part ways. In situations like this, the couple can file for an uncontested divorce.
An uncontested divorce is one in which a couple has resolved all serious issues, including:
- child custody;
- child support;
- spousal support;
- division of property;
- division of debt (if there is any); and
- parental visitation.
This type of divorce allows for some benefits not available to people involved in a contested divorce. In some instances, if the couple agrees to all terms of the divorce, they will not need to go before a court to officially settle the matter. However, it is still advised to seek the mediation of an uncontested divorce attorney for aid in drawing up the terms of your divorce.
Filing an Uncontested Divorce
To file an uncontested divorce, one person must:
- fill out a petition for divorce;
- file the petition with the county clerk;
- pay a filing fee;
- have the divorce papers served to the other person; and
- check with the attorney to ensure papers were filed correctly.
Your spouse must issue a response to the petition and sign the papers as well. Once they have done so, they can mail them to the county clerk’s office and the divorce will be official. Your attorney will make sure the paperwork goes through, so you don’t have to worry about it.
Contact the Law Office of Russell S. Hershkowitz, LLC
If you and your spouse can amicably agree to all terms necessary in the termination of your marriage, consider filing an uncontested divorce petition. Our attorney can guide you through every step so you can complete your divorce with as little issues as possible.
Call our firm today at (407) 753-4111 or contact us online for a legal consultation.