An Uncontested Divorce Saves Time And Stress
It’s Not Right For Everyone, But It May Make Sense For You
The headaches and stress of divorce are well-publicized, but they are also overblown in many instances. If you and your spouse agree on most of the issues that will need to be decided in divorce, there is a good chance you can proceed with an uncontested divorce. This eliminates a lot of stress, accelerates the process, and typically saves in legal fees.
At Grant, Miller & Smith, LLC, we welcome the opportunity to help clients throughout the Greater St. Louis area navigate through an uncontested divorce.314
How It Works
Essentially, an uncontested divorce means you and your spouse agree to the important issues that must be resolved, such as custody and child support if there are minor children, as well as how you will divide marital property. If you expect disagreements in these areas, an uncontested divorce may not be the proper strategy to pursue. You do not necessarily have to go to court to resolve these issues, but you will have to work through them.
Uncontested divorce works best if a couple’s children are grown or there are no children. If each party is self-supporting and there is no need for spousal support, that also is an advantage to making uncontested divorce work. This is not to say that a couple with minor children or complex assets cannot make use of an uncontested divorce. It simply may require more negotiation.
Why You Need An Attorney
The fact that you and your spouse agree to terms of a divorce does not eliminate the need for a lawyer who will protect your interests and draft the proper legal documents. Missouri law states that a lawyer can only represent one party in divorce. If you enlist our services, we will represent only you. Your spouse may wish to hire his or her own attorney to review the documents that are drawn up.
Is Uncontested Divorce Right For You?
We welcome the opportunity to review your situation and help you determine if an uncontested divorce is the proper decision. Call 314-492-8878 or use the online contact form on this website to schedule a consultation.