Although contested divorces are the more common types of divorces people end up with, uncontested divorces provide the most favorable solution for the courts as well as the spouses involved. Uncontested divorces mean you and your spouse have worked together to amicably resolve any issues that you are currently having with settling the divorce.
Once you and your spouse have agreed to all the terms you’ll have to file a marriage settlement agreement jointly to the courts with your spouse. The marriage settlement agreement will contain all the issues that are important to divorce cases, but these issues will have been handled by you and your spouse beforehand, the judges are more favorable towards these agreements because these are terms that both spouses have jointly agreed on. In the majority of cases the courts won’t have an issue with the marriage agreement being filed, unless he sees terms significantly favoring one spouse. If this is case they’ll want to make sure one spouse wasn’t coerced into making any ill conceived judgments and understands the terms of the agreement.
The uncontested divorce is often the preferred method of divorce in terms of money involved however if you were to file it and take care of everything on your own it may cost you more time and if things aren’t done properly it could still cost you money to rectify things in the future. It’s a good idea to have the agreement reviewed by an Atlanta divorce lawyer for a nominal fee even if you don’t use them to handle the negotiations or submission to the courts. Both you and your spouse should have separate divorce attorneys for this, so each of you can get an unbiased opinion on the marriage agreement settlement to make sure it’s favorable towards your objectives.
It’s actually recommended by the courts that the agreement be viewed and signed off by divorce attorneys before submission, this assures them that both of you have independently reviewed the agreement and understand the ramifications involved in the divorce settlement. If you believe that a divorce attorney isn’t necessary to review this you can also work with a mediator or a counselor who understands the legalities of divorce to review the agreement with you.
If you do decide to use professionals for your uncontested divorce the cost won’t be significant as an uncontested divorce agreement can be accomplished for several thousand dollars at the most. You may need to actuaries if the value of a pension or property will need to be determined if that’s part of the divorce settlement. In Georgia even after filing the divorce agreement, you may have to wait for a few months before it becomes official. This gives you an opportunity to reconcile just in case if the situation needs to be reversed.
If you’re looking for further information on how to administer an uncontested divorce on your own you may want to visit the Cobb County website and perform a search on family law. You’ll find a few section that goes into the detail on how family law cases are to be handled.