Uncontested Divorce

Talking uncontested divorce with Boppre Law Firm

Talking Uncontested Divorce with Brian Boppre of Boppre Law Firm

 

Sometimes a marriage doesn’t work but that doesn’t mean the parties are unfriendly. Quite simply put, an uncontested divorce is a divorce in which both spouses are in complete agreement on all terms and do not need attorneys to advocate for their interests.  

In these cases, the most complicated part of the process is the paperwork and filing. 

What does “uncontested” mean?

Uncontested means that both spouses agree on everything such as who gets what bank account, who is responsible for debts, the schedule of parenting time for children, etc. If there is anything that both parties do not agree on, the matter is then “contested.” This disagreement could be about anything from who takes the wedding china to who will celebrate the holidays with the children. When a divorce is contested, it is usually best for both parties to retain their own attorneys to advocate for their individual interests. 

What is our process to assist in uncontested divorces?

Each law firm is going to handle the process a bit differently. At Boppre Law Firm, we want the uncontested divorce process to be as quick and efficient as possible.

  1. Divorce Intake: We have prepared a thorough written uncontested divorce intake. This asks a series of questions that allows the couple to outline their choices for their parenting plan (if they have children) and division of assets. 
  2. Consultation: Once the intake is completed, we consult with the client and discuss the intake and any other concerns or issues there might be. If it appears that the matter is truly uncontested and both parties are ready to sign an agreement, we move on to the next step.
  3. Drafting and Filing: After we have all of the information, we draft the necessary documents, obtain the signatures of both parties, and file with the Court.
  4. Judgment: After filing, if there are no issues, the Judge usually signs off quickly and the process is complete. 

While divorce is always difficult, the experience can be positive rather than negative. When both spouses get along and are able to handle the process amicably and without disagreements, the process is less expensive, more efficient, and allows the healing to start sooner.