Know Your Options for a Smooth Divorce
Spouses who are pursuing a dissolution of marriage often find that their differences inhibit their ability to make necessary decisions. In these cases, the divorce is taken to trial, where a judge can consider their individual needs and interests, and make final decisions for them. This method of divorce is often a long, drawn out process that can create further conflict between both parties and any children involved.
At Brasher Law Firm, PLLC, our divorce lawyers in Phoenix, Arizona want you to understand all of your options for filing for divorce, including uncontested divorce. If you and your spouse are able to cooperate and work together to negotiate agreeable divisions and custody agreements, you can circumvent the trial system and finalize a divorce in a much quicker manner.
Can you and your spouse negotiate amicably?
When considering filing for an uncontested divorce, you must be sure that you and your spouse can collaborate on all aspects of your divorce. If at any point in the negotiations you fail to come to an agreement, you will need to file for contested divorce.
You and your spouse must agree on the following:
Of course, if conflict does arise and you are forced to seek court involvement, our Phoenix divorce attorneys are prepared to help. Additionally, we can guide you through the process of divorce mediation to determine if a third-party moderator can help encourage communication between you and your spouse.
Understand the Uncontested Divorce Process
An uncontested divorce can be significantly smoother than a contested one, in that it reduces the necessity for multiple hearings and trials. This also results in fewer costs, and can mitigate the emotional toll that a divorce takes on you and your children. However, there are important steps that you need to take in a timely and meticulous manner.
Skupin Law Group, PLLC can guide you through the following steps for an uncontested divorce:
- Filing the action and completing all necessary paperwork
- Serving the papers to your spouse
- Filing an Affidavit of Default if spouse doesn’t respond in 60 days
- Complete a consent decree if spouse does respond
- Setting and attending a hearing
This process is much swifter and cleaner than a contested divorce, but the paperwork involved can still be complicated without the help of an experienced divorce attorney by your side.
Let Us Help You Put Your Divorce Behind You
For more than 16 years, Skupin Law Group, PLLC has been helping families during difficult times, such as divorce proceedings. Our primary attorney, Michael Skupin, understands that it can be overwhelming and confusing to cope with the dissolution of your marriage. We want to help you protect your property and rights while reaching an agreement that is in the best interest of all parties involved. Furthermore, we know how costly divorce proceedings can be, which is why we offer our clients payment plan options and free initial consultations.
Contact Skupin Law Group, PLLC to learn more about uncontested divorce!