If you and your spouse have an agreement on all or most of the issues below, you may be able to obtain an efficient and cost-effective uncontested divorce.
- Have you divided all of your tangible assets (bank accounts, cars, retirement accounts etc.) equitably?
- Have you considered the filing of taxes, dependency exemptions, real estate deductions etc?
- Have you provided for the division of any and all real estate?
- Have you calculated child support and/or alimony amounts?
- Have you divided all of your personal property?
- Do you have a plan for life insurance?
- Do you have a complete parenting plan?
What to Watch Out For
Many people who are involved in the divorce process believe that they have an uncontested divorce or that “everything is agreed upon” and therefore don’t need an attorney. However, divorce involves making many difficult, often unforeseen, decisions that couples don’t find easy to agree upon. Those hard choices can turn a simple, uncontested divorce into an adversarial, contested divorce.
- Simple forgotten issues
- Issues with tax implications
- Misunderstood merger
- Survival language
Understand What You Sign
When both parties are capable of agreeing on all issues regarding property division issues, support, custody and parenting time matters, they may be able to reach an uncontested divorce. However, it is important to know exactly what you are signing and ramifications they have long term.
Get Experienced Advice on an Uncontested Divorce
Contact Attorney Barbara Nason for advice and to determine if you have an uncontested divorce. Barbara can also assist you in identifying other helpful alternative dispute resolution processes such as Mediation or Collaborative Law. Please give us a call now at 781-253-2070 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.