Question: What is the process for an uncontested divorce with my office?
In order to get an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse need to agree on all the issues that are raised in your case. The issues that commonly need to be addressed include: the division of property, the divisions of debts, alimony if any, the time both parents spend with their children and child support. Those last two – of course – only need to be addressed if you have children.
If you can agree on all of these issues, you can get an uncontested divorce. In my practice, I can normally meet with a potential client a few days after they contact me. You would need to submit the Client Questionnaire that can be found on my homepage.
At our initial meeting, we will discuss your answers in the Client Questionnaire. A few days later, you will receive all the documents you need for an uncontested divorce. After you review the documents, I will make any changes that are needed. All of those documents need to be signed and notarized and then returned to my office so I can electronically file them with the Clerk of Court.
Following the filing, you can expect ot have your Final Hearing in about 4 to 6 weeks following the date of the filing. On rare occasions you can have the hearing in as little as 3 weeks – but like I said, that is rare.
I will go with you to the courthouse to the hearing and see the judge. I will ask you some simple questions in front of the judge. The judge will sign your order and you will walk out of the hearing room that day with a copy of the divorce order and your case will be finalized and closed.