Clients frequently tell us that their divorce is going to be uncontested. Almost as frequently, that is not true. The other party hires an attorney and that attorney begins making demands and wants to take it to another level.
Uncontested divorces generally work better if there was a very short marriage or if the parties have been separated for a long time.
If you and your spouse can work everything out early on you not only will save considerable money, but you will also have far less emotional upheaval. If there are children involved, the less that you fight, the better for them.
We consider a divorce to be uncontested if the parties agree on ALL issues. If there is disagreement on any issue, then the divorce is not uncontested.
Even if the divorce is uncontested, we generally ask that both parties provide a sworn inventory of property so that there is some assurance that no one is hiding anything.
Even though truly uncontested divorces are rare, the attorneys at the Bob Leonard Law Group have the experience to draft a well-considered divorce decree and to make sure that all issues are covered. We also make sure that the decree is appropriate for the client's situation. We do not supply generic "fill-in-the-blank" decrees. We also make sure that all other documents (such as deeds, vehicle transfer documents, child support documents, retirement division orders) are also properly prepared.