In an Uncontested Divorce, while you and your spouse may disagree over certain aspects of custody, property or support, you both believe that you can satisfactorily resolve your differences without a trial.
However, because all of the same issues must be addressed – custody, property and support – the assistance of skilled and knowledgeable legal counsel will be essential. Just because the proceedings are more amicable doesn’t mean you don’t have to be responsible and thorough in your approach. In fact, the two biggest challenges you will have to navigate are a lack of knowledge of the divorce process and a lack of complete knowledge of your spouse’s behavior.
A skilled and experienced attorney will explain the full range of custody, property and support options to you so that you’ll be able to make sound decisions. Your attorney will make you aware of the implications of each of those choices.
A skilled and experienced attorney will also know what to look for when it comes to your spouse’s true behavior. They can ask the right questions to get to the real answers.
Remember: if you learn something important after your divorce is final, it may be difficult or even impossible to bring this matter to the attention of the court. Consequently, you need to do everything possible before agreeing to a Marital Settlement Agreement to discover critical information and learn of your legal rights.