Uncontested “Quickie” Divorce Lawyer
Divorce can be one of the most stressful and emotional events in your life, but our experienced attorneys can ease the burden. They can explain all your options to you. If you and your spouse agree on how to split property and debts, and raise your child, then a “quickie” uncontested divorce may be the option for you.
What does an uncontested divorce mean?
An uncontested divorce means that you and your spouse agree on all issues. These issues mainly revolve around the division of marital property and debts. If you have children under the age of 18, then there are also issues regarding custody, child support, and visitation. Some things to consider are:
If you and your spouse own a home:
Will you sell the house and divide the proceeds?
Will one party stay in the home and assume the mortgage?
If so, are you or your spouse able to buy out the other’s marital interest?
If you and your spouse have children:
Will you have joint custody?
Will you or your spouse pay child support?
What school district will your child attend?
Do you have a parenting schedule?
How will parenting time work during holidays?
Other Assets and Debts:
How will your bank accounts be divided?
How will your vehicles be divided?
How will you divide credit card debt?
Do you have a retirement or pension account?
If so, how will retirement be divided?
Who will pay which debts?
Is it possible to close joint accounts or debts so the parties are no longer connected financially?
Do I need an attorney for an uncontested divorce?
Although the state does not require both parties to have a lawyer represent them in divorce, it is highly recommended to retain an experienced attorney, whether it is contested or uncontested. We often complete cases with only one party having an attorney while the other party participates without representation, although they are advised of their right to seek counsel. At Greta Hoffman & Associates, our lawyers have helped hundreds of couples through the uncontested divorce process. Only experienced attorneys are familiar with every issue that needs to be resolved in a divorce to give you peace of mind for the future and prevent stressful and expensive legal battles over post-divorce issues.
How does an uncontested divorce work?
Contact us to schedule an initial consultation. During the consultation, your attorney will discuss all relevant issues with you and discuss all the options at your disposal. If you choose to file an uncontested divorce, our attorneys will prepare the initial pleadings to file with the court. Both you and your spouse will need to sign these documents. After the court accepts these documents, we complete final pleadings and submit those to the Judge. Once the Judge signs off, your divorce is complete. Most couples never need to attend any type of court hearing for this type of divorce.
How long does an uncontested divorce take?
Uncontested divorces are often called “quickie divorces” because the process is much shorter than a divorce where a court needs to resolve issues between the parties. If you do not have children, this process usually takes between 2-8 weeks. If you have children, Kentucky requires a mandatory two-month waiting period between the date of service over both parties, and the entry of the final Decree of Dissolution, making the process usually last 2-3 months.
How much does an uncontested divorce cost?
Every divorce is different, so the cost does vary. However, uncontested divorces are usually thousands of dollars cheaper than a contested divorce. There are also filing fees associated with filing for divorce. These fees vary from county to county, but are usually between $170-$190. After an initial consultation with one of our attorneys, we can provide a more exact cost for you.