Uncontested divorce occurs when the parties agree on all aspects of the their divorce without the need for Court intervention. This means that the parties have reached an agreement on division of marital assets and debts, child custody and visitation, child support and spousal support. As an uncontested divorce does not need the Court to render a decision on any issue, it is generally a quicker and less costly than a contested proceeding.
Even though both parties feel they have settled all issues to their mutual satisfaction, it is still advised to meet with an attorney for legal guidance. Many people sign uncontested settlement agreements without speaking to an attorney. Too often people give away their legal rights they did not even know they had. It is important to protect yourself.
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