Experienced Guidance Through An Uncontested Divorce
Not all divorces need to be contentious. If you have a fairly amicable relationship with your spouse, you may prefer to have an uncontested divorce. In an uncontested divorce, neither party contests the major issues of a divorce settlement.
Jason W. Johnson, Attorney at Law, LLC, can explain uncontested divorce to you and help you understand whether it is right for you. With more than 25 years in Missouri family law, he has handled just about every type of divorce, from contentious to amicable divorce. He can represent you in your uncontested divorce, helping you arrive calmly at your next chapter in life.
What Is The Process?
An attorney may only represent and give legal advice to one party, even in an uncontested divorce. Jason makes this clear to the client and the spouse at the beginning of the process. However, the steps of an uncontested divorce are much simpler than those of a traditional divorce.
If you file a petition for divorce and your spouse does not respond, you can obtain an uncontested divorce by default. You and your spouse can file a stipulation, affidavit, joint parenting plan, and marital settlement and separation agreement. A judge will approve this petition without the need for a trial.
Is Uncontested Divorce Right For Me?
Not every couple is a good fit for an uncontested divorce. It might be a good fit for you if:
- You and your spouse agree on the terms of your divorce
- You and your spouse can negotiate compromises on the terms of the divorce
- You want to avoid a public divorce trial
- You want to save money on legal fees
- You want to finalize your divorce soon
When you sit down with Mr. Johnson, he can determine whether you qualify for an uncontested divorce. Then, he can help you decide your next step.
Ask A Lawyer About Uncontested Divorce
Uncontested divorce can be a great choice, particularly when you have a knowledgeable attorney on your side. Reach out to the Springfield office of attorney Johnson to schedule a consultation. You can send him an email or call 417-708-8078 to reach him.