Going through a divorce is already hard enough without having to complicate
the situation with a lengthy court battle. In many cases, an uncontested
divorce will work for most couples. Unlike a traditional divorce, an uncontested
divorce is settled outside of the courtroom with the help of a Baton Rouge
family law lawyer.
How do I know if an uncontested divorce is right for me?
- You and your spouse are both willing and able to sit down and negotiate
the terms of your divorce. The negotiations can include division of property
and assets as well as living arrangements for your children.
- You are looking for a way to minimize the cost of the divorce. Saving money
is more important to the two of you than making the other one suffer.
- The marriage is over and the idea of a quiet divorce versus a lengthy court
process appeals to both of you. Most uncontested divorces don't need
to go to court.
- There is no significant income or assets that your spouse may be hiding
from you, or you from them.
Can my spouse and I use the same lawyer?
Unfortunately no, a lawyer can only represent one party in a divorce and
each person involved will need to hire an attorney to represent them.
Is a lawyer really necessary for an uncontested divorce?
It is possible to represent yourself with an
uncontested divorce, but a lawyer will look out for your best interests. They can give you
legal counsel throughout the process and make sure that you understand
the entirety of your negotiations before you officially sign the paperwork.
A lawyer can be especially helpful with negotiations if property and large
assets are being divided up between you and your spouse. Once you have
signed something, it can be next to impossible to go back and change it.
A lawyer will ensure that you get fair representation and distribution
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