Los Angeles Divorce and Family Law Attorney
Sadly, a divorce is almost always an emotionally, and often financially, stressful event, particularly where minor children are involved. The thought and the prospect of getting a divorce can take you on an emotional roller coaster. Losing the network and foundation of unconditional support from your spouse is never easy. Also, the frustration, the fear of a potential hostile litigation can seem so overwhelming that you might not see any hope. A divorce case is first and foremost about the lives of the people involved.
The term uncontested divorce refers to a divorce in which the parties agree to terms outside of the courtroom to settle matters. Among the various areas that may need to be agreed upon in an uncontested divorce are the following -
- Division of property
- Spousal support
- Child custody
- Child support
Just because a divorce is able to be settled in an uncontested manner, does not mean you should proceed without an attorney. By using a family law attorney to assist in the formulation of your uncontested divorce you can make sure both parties are being treated fairly and all of your settlements meet the requirements of the law.
When the divorcing parties cannot come to an agreement outside of the courtroom, a judge will have to make decisions on the terms of the divorce. While this is not ideal, sometimes it is the only way to get the divorce completed. Having qualified representation is obviously important in a court hearing to make sure your rights are protected and that you are treated fairly in the decisions of the court.
If you are currently in the middle of a divorce proceeding, or are preparing for one, contact me right away. I will be happy to give you a free consultation and put my experience to work for you in this difficult matter.