Georgia Uncontested Divorce
When possible, an uncontested divorce is advantageous for a variety of reasons. An uncontested divorce allows you and your spouse to reach an agreement on issues such as property division, allocation of assets and debts, child custody, child support and visitation. Additionally, an uncontested divorce is cost effective because it eliminates the need for litigation and the hefty expenses that accompany a trial. Finally, an uncontested divorce typically results in a signed divorce decree in much less time than a contested case.
How to Proceed with an Uncontested Divorce
Many divorce cases are filed as contested matters, and they might remain in this posture for months. As tensions increase and litigation costs mount, it is not uncommon for spouses to reach an agreement on the terms of their divorce. Once you and your spouse have settled all of the disputed issues pertaining to your divorce, you can sign a separation agreement. A signed separation agreement is a binding legal document that is filed with the court in lieu of a trial. After the separation agreement and the necessary supporting documents are verified by the court for conformance to Georgia law, the judge will sign your divorce decree.
How to Save Time, Money and Preserve Your Peace of Mind
If possible, you and your spouse should seek to reach an agreement on the issues related to your divorce. Of course, this is easier said than done, and sometimes it’s not possible for spouses to reach an agreement even with the assistance of attorneys or mediators. Litigation is always an option for spouses who are unable to agree. However, an agreement is beneficial where it reduces the amount of time and money necessary to obtain a divorce.
Why You Still Need an Attorney for an Uncontested Divorce
It is strongly recommended that you hire an attorney to review the terms of your agreement and finalize it in a form that conforms to Georgia law. Further, the impact of the agreement can last decades and you may be stuck with terms you simply cannot satisfy. We do our best to anticipate the issues that bring people back to court again and again and avoid those problems with proper planning and drafting. The Zdrilich Law Group can save you time, money and unnecessary frustration by ensuring that your agreement complies with Georgia law. Contact The Zdrilich Law Group today for a consultation.