Do I Need a Lawyer For an Uncontested Divorce?

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An uncontested divorce seems much simpler than a contested divorce. In fact, it seems so simple that you might think that there’s no reason to even have a lawyer of your own. We understand that logic, but we recommend that you talk to a Tazewell County uncontested divorce lawyer anyway. An attorney from our firm can do a lot to help you through this process.

What is an Uncontested Divorce?

In an uncontested divorce, both spouses agree on everything. There is no fighting over any of the usual items that cause a divorce process to get drawn out. The divorcing couple has decided that they agree on things like:

  • Alimony
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Division of property

These are usually the matters that cause a divorce to take a long time. Many couples cannot agree and must go back and forth, negotiating until they finally arrive at a deal that is acceptable to both of them.

What Are the Advantages of an Uncontested Divorce?

Obviously, if everyone agrees on everything, an uncontested divorce is going to take a lot less time. In some divorces, just the argument over child support could take months to conclude. If the couple can agree on all of the most important family and financial matters when they break up, the process will not take as long.

This also means that this kind of divorce will probably be less expensive. The longer a divorce takes, the more money it usually costs. If there are many disagreements about things like alimony or child custody, that is going to mean more court dates and more fees for lawyers. An uncontested divorce helps couples avoid a lot of those costs.

Why Would I Need a Lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce?

So if everything is uncontested, what do you need a divorce lawyer for? First of all, it is always a good idea to have someone on your side, looking out for your best interests. An attorney can make sure that a deal is actually favorable to you and that there was nothing missed in the fine print.

Secondly, an uncontested divorce can sometimes become contested. Whether there is a miscommunication or someone changes their mind, a disagreement can come up even when it seems like all of the most important matters are already settled. If you already have a lawyer, they can help you negotiate and keep the process running smoothly. If you need to try out another method of negotiation, like mediation or collaborative divorce, they are ready to help you with that too.

Contact Our Law Firm Today

If you are going through the divorce process, know that you do not have to handle all of its complications by yourself. Contact Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C. and talk to a compassionate and experienced family law attorney. We can schedule your consultation today.

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