Is an Uncontested Divorce right for you?
If you want to get a Michigan uncontested divorce, you and your spouse must first agree on all legal issues. We strongly encourage all couples to use all necessary means to come to a mutual agreement on all terms. This can be done just between the two of you, or with the assistance of a mediator. The end result will be a significant savings of time, stress and money.
Depending upon your specific circumstances, the legal issues to resolve might include, but not be limited to, division of personal and real property, child custody and parenting time (visitation), child support, spousal support, and determining who is responsible for paying the marital debts, etc. If you and your spouse are able to agree on all of these legal issues, then a Michigan uncontested divorce is likely the right decision for you.
Novi, Michigan Lawyer for Uncontested Divorce
If you and your spouse are truly in agreement not only on the fact that you should end your marriage, but also on the conditions for doing so, you may be able to get a relatively simple, affordable uncontested divorce.
Many uncontested divorce/separation cases involve younger people with no children and limited assets. In order to avoid the emotional stress and strain of a longer divorce process while containing costs, you may agree that this type of amicable divorce is the right course of action for you.
Uncontested Divorce Requires Agreement on All Issues
I must emphasize that uncontested divorce is not for everyone. It is common for a client to believe this path will work, only to have practical or emotional complications come up later. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind:
Even an uncontested divorce is a lawsuit, and handling it without a qualified attorney to advise you involves risk.
You and your spouse must reach a written agreement on issues, including child custody, any spousal maintenance and property division.
Uncontested divorce can save time, money and stress for all concerned — if agreement on all issues is achievable. If you believe you and your spouse meet this condition, or if you would like to discuss how best to proceed in your unique divorce situation, contact me to arrange a free initial consultation.