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What Is an Uncontested Divorce:
An uncontested divorce, also called no-fault divorce, is a type of divorce Both spouses agree to getting the divorce and try to work amicably on all aspects of dissolving the marriage, including property division, child custody, and spousal support, without the need for a court trial. This type of divorce is often faster, less expensive, and less stressful than a contested divorce, as the parties involved come to a mutual agreement and submit their settlement to the court for approval.
Filing for divorce includes citing one or more of the grounds for divorce in Georgia.
In an uncontested divorce, the parties usually work with a mediator or each party hires their own divorce attorney. Whether it's a single mediator or opposing lawyers, they work to draft a divorce settlement agreement. The Settlement Agreement delineates important parts of dissolving a marriage such as equitable division of marital property, any spousal support, etc.
For marriages with minor children this includes the Parenting Plan to address child custody and visitation rights, child support, and more.
When both parties agree to the terms of the Settlement, it is then submitted to the court for review andapproval. If the divorcing parties have any specific points on which they cannot reach agreement, the parties (with their lawyers) will appear before a judge for the court to decide the matter. If the court finds the agreement to be fair and reasonable, and there are no objections by either party, the court will typically grant the divorce.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce?
In Georgia, an uncontested divorce can be done in 30 days. Realistically, an uncontested divorce will probably take four to six months.
Where Do I Start?
Each divorce case has it's own unique circumstances and aspects. The first step is to meet with an experienced divorce lawyer and discuss your situation. During the discussion you can get answers to your questions, discuss potential outcomes, and identify the next step.
When you hire a divorce lawyer they will work with you to develop a strategy and plan. Whether you're filing for divorce and need papers served on your spouse, or you need to respond to papers served on you, we can help you.
How will you pay your bills during your divorce? Our divorce lawyers can file papers for Temporary Orders which can address spousal support, child support, temporary child custody and visitation, protecting property loss, who stays in your primary residence, and other important details.
To learn more about what a divorce looks like for you, we invite you to chat with a friendly divorce lawyer. Simply call 912-502-1400 to arrange a confidential consultation to discuss your situation.