What is the process of an uncontested divorce?
Uncontested divorces usually have streamlined paperwork, in which property and child custody information is filed, along with a statement of the grounds for divorce. If the other side agrees to the divorce (in other words, doesn't "contest" it) or fails to make an appearance, it can be granted by the court.
Can I file for a divorce on my own?
Yes, it is possible to file your own divorce and complete the process without the aid of an attorney. However before you commence a do-it-yourself (DIY) divorce, consider these tips.
Can an uncontested divorce be contested?
Divorces can either be contested or uncontested for any given case. When a divorce is considered to be uncontested, spouses may be able to go through a simpler process to decide on issues before an official divorce is made. If this happens, then the divorce can become contested.
Do you need an attorney for an uncontested divorce?
Even if you are considering an uncontested divorce with your spouse, you still should hire a lawyer to represent your interests while negotiating during the divorce proceedings and for other issues that may arise during the divorce.