An uncontested divorce is when spouses create the terms of their divorce without a judge or court order. When two parties negotiate an agreement outside of court with regard to support, custody, and property division, there is no need to battle it out in the courtroom. As a result, an uncontested divorce is less expensive, faster, and often results in an agreement that both parties can live with.
At the Law Office of Michael R. Young, we offer the highest quality counsel for uncontested divorce. Our founder, Michael R. Young, is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible peer review rating, and is experienced and professional in all divorce and related family law matters.
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How Does Uncontested Divorce Work?
The process can be as simple as filing the correct papers and getting the divorce finalized, to your two attorneys working together to hammer out a final agreement—which the court then approves. Your situation is unique, and how your divorce will play out has everything to do with whether you and your spouse can work together and get the job done outside of court.
That’s why having a lawyer can be a powerful asset. No matter how amicable the relationship between you and spouse may be, divorce has a way of bringing out the worst in people. Tensions run high and unresolved resentments come to the surface when we least expect it. Having an attorney ensures that you and your spouse stay focused on your goals without getting caught up in a legal battle.
- There are cases in which uncontested divorce is impossible:
- One party will not agree to fair compromises
- One party makes unreasonable non-negotiable demands
Divorce lawyers can help even hostile couples negotiate a mutually beneficial agreement. Ultimately, uncontested divorce is about being able to create an agreement that works for everyone. Even in tense situations, spouses are capable of uncontested divorce—especially with good lawyers in their corners.
Turn to the Law Office of Michael R. Young Today
Whether you are facing a very acrimonious situation in which the other party wants to split property in an inequitable manner, or wants full custody when this would be unfair or endanger the children, it is important that you have the most qualified, experienced and committed San Bernardino divorce attorney working with you. A case that may initially appear impossible to resolve and to be headed for the courtroom can often be brought to a resolution when your lawyer is highly skilled in negotiations.
An uncontested divorce is less expensive, due to the reduced number of court appearances that will be required, so it will take less time to finalize. At our firm, we work with people who want to start a new life and move on after a marriage has ended. The process of divorce could be extremely complex, such as a hotly contested high net worth divorce—or it could be fairly simple and fast. In either case, our divorce lawyers in San Bernardino are ready to get to work for you. Take the first step by calling us today.
Call (909) 315-4588 today and speak with us. We are ready to help you arrange an uncontested divorce with your spouse as soon as possible.
- Thinking about filing for divorce
- Concerned about custody of your children
- Worried about the division of your property
What is a contested divorce
When spouses don’t agree on an issue, whether it involves child custody or spousal support, a divorce is considered contested. It is the most complicated type of divorce, as a couple will need to go through numerous steps to finalize their divorce. Since contested divorces often go to divorce court with a judge, having legal representation during the trial is crucial.
How is spousal support or alimony calculated
There are numerous factors considered when a judge is determining how much and how long alimony should be paid. Some of those factors include the earning capacity of each spouse, how long the marriage lasted, the standard of living during the marriage, each spouse’s health and age, marital debts and property, and the sacrifices each spouse made during the marriage (such as staying at home with the children so the other spouse could work).
Who pays child support and how is child support determined
The noncustodial parent will be responsible for child support if the court determines it is necessary or parents come to an agreement to be approved by the court. The factors used to determined child support include the income / earning capacity of each parent, the number of children shared, each parent’s expenses, child care expenses, and other related issues.
How is property divided
California is a community property state. That means each spouse is given 50% ownership of the property accumulated during the marriage. This can include homes, vehicles, art, checking accounts, retirement / pension funds, small businesses, and other valuables. Items, accounts, or valuables that were kept separate throughout the entire marriage may be considered separate property and are therefore not subject to property division laws.
How long does it take for a divorce to be final
This can depend on a number of factors, such as whether it is a contested or uncontested divorce. Even if a divorce is uncontested, there is a six-month waiting period in California for the judge to grant a divorce. Likewise, those seeking contested divorces must wait six months for a trial to be ordered. How quickly a divorce is finalized will also depend heavily on how easily spouses agree on matters such as child support, property division, alimony, child custody, and other important matters.
Why should I hire a family law and divorce attorney
Going through a divorce or family law dispute can be complicated, confusing, and emotional. Regardless of whether spouses or family members think they are on the same page, having an attorney who is looking out for the best interests of the client can be invaluable. When you hire an attorney, you can have peace of mind knowing your rights and interests will be protected throughout the process. It can also take a great burden off your shoulders during a volatile or emotionally challenging time.
With more than 40 years of combined experience, our divorce and family lawyers are compassionate, caring professionals.
e understand how challenging family law disputes can be, whether involving a heated child custody battle or a complex divorce. As a firm with an AV Preeminent® rating and a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating, we are committed to maintaining a standard of excellence in our representation. Why? Because we know that your family and your future is on the line. When you retain us, you are getting understanding, knowledgeable advocates on your side.
With over four decades of collective insight, we are well-versed on handling even the most complex family law issues in California, from grandparents’ rights to domestic violence and restraining orders. When you need a compassionate family law attorney that you can trust to have your best interests in mind every step of the way, turn to our firm.
Our legal team strives to secure a favorable resolution as quickly as possible—whether in or out of court. Call us now at (909) 315-4588 to schedule your free consult.
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