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July 18,2017

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Uncontested Divorce

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Whether it is contentious or both you and your spouse have amicably agreed to end your marriage, divorce is a difficult thing to go through. It is a major life change.  In order to finalize your divorce, you must wade through the sometimes-complex legalities.  At Goodman Law Firm, we provide the client support and legal experience needed to help you through this often tumultuous time in your life. Dedicated family law attorney Cameron H. Goodman is here to counsel you in all divorce matters.

What is an Uncontested Divorce?

In a truly uncontested divorce, both parties are in complete agreement on all issues involved in the divorce. In other words, both parties have already met, determined exactly what they want and have also determined that they agree on all issues.   The key issues include the following:

  • Allocation of parental responsibilities (both decision making and parenting time) for any minor children resulting from the marriage
  • Determination of Marital and Non-Martial property
  • Allocation of Marital Property and Debt
  • Setting of Maintenance or Spousal Support, if appropriate
  • Setting of Child Support
  • Allocation of Private School Tuition and other expenses related to the minor children
  • Allocation of College Education Expenses, if appropriate

With respect to minor children resulting from the marriage, you both must sign a Parenting Plan which defines your agreed upon custody arrangements and includes parenting time schedules. You also must sign a Martial Settlement Agreement, which determines how marital property and debt will be divided. Marital property and debt refer to property acquired and debt incurred during the marriage, with certain statutory exceptions. Even after all of this, you both may also need to agree to the terms of spousal support, more commonly known as “alimony” or “maintenance.”

Any disagreement on any issue relevant to your case means that your case is not truly uncontested.  However, that does not mean your divorce will automatically become a “contested” divorce or even contentious.  It may mean that you and your spouse have a mostly amicable divorce with a few contested issues that, with the assistance of counsel, can be resolved relatively quickly.

Sound Legal Counsel and Unparalleled Support for You and Your Family.

Divorce presents complicated legal issues and the process can often be difficult to navigate on your own . Get the benefit of experienced family law legal counsel at Goodman Law Firm. Attorney Cameron H. Goodman is here to help you through some of the toughest times a family can face.

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