If you come to this decision before the judgement granting your divorce has been entered, we can submit the proper forms to dismiss the divorce. If you come to this decision after the judgment granting your divorce has been entered, then you are already legally divorced and will have to get remarried.
There are many benefits to an uncontested divorce. For starters, consider the cost, time, control, and emotional toll. An uncontested divorce can help you save on expenses having to pay less fees due to less work needing to be done. You will save on time because you will not have to go through the necessary steps of a trial through the courts. You will have more control over your divorce because you will be mutually agreeing to the division of your assets and custody or visitation of your children. Most importantly, an uncontested divorce can save you and your family from the headaches and heartaches that often occur during a divorce trial.
Generally, yes. Uncontested divorces go much quicker than contested divorces. An uncontested divorce will take anywhere from 90-120 days. A contested divorce can take anywhere from 9-12 months due to the need for additional paperwork and discovery, trial preparation and the court’s availability.
No. The ethical rules that govern lawyers say that we cannot represent both of you. This is to avoid potential conflicts of interest. Our office will only represent one party. We will happily work with both parties to determine the right options for your specific case and to decide who we will be representing. Oftentimes, one party will go unrepresented in an uncontested divorce, though sometimes it may be best for both parties to be represented depending on the case.
We are happy to sit down with you to discuss your concerns and determine if both parties can come to an agreement.
[If there are still contested issues that one or both parties would like to take to court, we will happily refer you to another attorney.]