When we take in a new client seeking an uncontested divorce, our first step is to assess whether an uncontested divorce is the right solution for our client. Oftentimes, parties in a divorce think they have “nothing to lose”, or just want it over.
We want to make sure you are not making a snap decision from emotional exhaustion and leaving something on the table, just to get by. We will next assess whether a separation agreement is needed or not, and whether our client wants their name changed.
A separation agreement may be necessary if one party will be paying the other spousal support, or if custody of the children needs to be addressed. It will also be necessary if there is jointly owned marital home. If a separation agreement is necessary, we will draft it. Once the other side signs it, a divorce can be filed. If no separation agreement is necessary, we will jump immediately into creating the filing with the Court.