What is the process for an uncontested divorce?
In order to get a divorce which is uncontested, one has to file a joint petition for that divorce. Along with the joint petition for divorce, there are also other documents you must file. The primary documents include a separation agreement, a financial statement of each party, an affidavit that your marriage is irretrievably broken down, a statistical form, your marriage certificate, as well as a request that there be a hearing. The hardest thing with filing a joint petition for divorce is coming up with the terms of the agreement. Some people come into the office and they think that they have an agreement and that they’ve talked about all the terms necessary for the agreement but sometimes they haven’t covered everything; or they thought their spouse would agree on the terms and then they don’t. While I think it’s great that people want to agree and file an uncontested divorce, in reality it doesn’t always happen that way. Sometimes we start off with an uncontested divorce but then an issue becomes contested.
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