Do I Need an Attorney for an Uncontested Divorce?
Divorce is something that no couple imagines they’ll have to face when they are first married. Unfortunately, a significant portion of marriages end in divorce, and if you are currently preparing for one, you most likely have lots of questions. For many spouses, divorce is yet another fight. Just as they couldn’t agree on various issues while married, the same is true when they get divorced. This is known as a contested divorce, and typically, contested divorces enter litigation.
That said, if you and your spouse are civil with one another and can agree on all terms of your divorce, you are in an uncontested divorce. Though these are often easier and quicker to resolve, it is still paramount that you hire an attorney to represent you. Read on and reach out to our Somerset County uncontested divorce lawyer to learn more about why.
You need an attorney for a variety of reasons. To start, divorce is a document-heavy process, and an attorney can best keep track of your records, file all the necessary paperwork timely, and more. Additionally, it is not uncommon for uncontested divorces to quickly take a turn for the worst and become contested.
For an uncontested divorce to be finalized, couples are required to agree on each divorce-related term, including those surrounding child custody, child support, alimony, property division, and more. In some ways, it’s not surprising that once couples actually sit down to sort out these rather sensitive issues, things can get dicey.
Should your uncontested divorce turn contested and enter litigation, you will be best served already having an attorney on your side who is familiar with your case, your goals, and the law. Your attorney can then quickly change course and begin fighting for the best outcome possible on your behalf.
Our legal team has fought on behalf of clients facing both contested and uncontested divorces over the years, and we are prepared to put that experience to work for you as well. For the compassionate and seasoned legal representation you deserve, give our Somerville divorce lawyer a call today.
Do not face complex divorce and family law matters alone. With over 25 years of experience, the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner is dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and skill your case deserves. We will fight to protect your rights, your financial security, and your children. Contact the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner today for a consultation.
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