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What is an Uncontested Divorce?

An uncontested divorce is when the parties have already reached an agreement about every aspect of their case PRIOR to coming to see an attorney. These cases are really few and far between. The parties have an agreement on custody, decision making, parenting time schedule, child support, holidays, etc. The parties have already decided what they are doing with the house, bank accounts, credit cards, retirement, etc.

The lawyers in an uncontested divorce are essentially a puppet. We are drafting all the essential documentation, filing all the documentation with the Court, and making sure that the agreement that the parties have reached is legally sound.

Why do I need an attorney for an uncontested divorce?

Though you may believe your uncontested divorce will be easy, you are strongly encouraged to hire an attorney. Many documents are required in a divorce in Georgia, such as financial affidavits, child support worksheets, settlement agreements and other pleadings. Our attorneys will ensure that these are completed properly to prevent additional costs and delays from occurring in your case. Additionally, legal proceedings such as hearings, mediations and trials are still possible in an uncontested divorce and our experienced attorneys will handle these matters and ensure that your rights are protected. A lawyer cannot represent both parties in a divorce. If your spouse has hired an attorney, you need one as well, to ensure that your interests are protected.  Here are some concerns that arise when you are not protected by a lawyer during a divorce: 1. Terms may not be fair without an attorney. Just because you and your spouse agree on a financial payment or custody arrangement, that may not mean you are receiving all that you are entitled to by law. Lawyers know what is fair and equitable and will ensure you receive what you deserve. 2. Discovery only takes place with an attorney. Though you may trust your former spouse, only an attorney can require full disclosure of assets and finances. Without a lawyer supervising the divorce, your spouse could hide or move money and property to prevent you from receiving your fair share. 3. Attorneys are the best at anticipating changes or disagreements. Though you and your spouse may see things eye to eye now, you still need an attorney for future issues. Having an attorney from the start will make the process easier and less time-consuming should an uncontested divorce become contested. Similarly, attorneys need to supervise custody and financial agreements to ensure that you are protected should there be a change in circumstances such as relocation of the child or an increase or decrease in finances. Don’t let your uncontested divorce leave you unprotected. Call 770-887-1209 now to schedule your appointment with expert divorce attorneys at Banks, Stubbs and McFarland today!  

Don’t let your uncontested divorce leave you unprotected. Call 866-932-4720 now to schedule your appointment with expert divorce attorneys at Banks, Stubbs, and McFarland today!