What Are The Basics Of An Uncontested Divorce In Santa Clarita
The term uncontested divorce can have several meanings depending on how it is used. Generally, if you have to go to court to have a judge make decisions about your divorce, it is considered a contested divorce. So any thing other than going to court could be considered uncontested using this definition.
An uncontested divorce does not mean that you agree to all the terms of your divorce. It just means that you and your spouse are going to determine the terms of your divorce. Even if you have an attorney or go to mediation, you still are considered to have an uncontested divorce.
In this video we discuss a bit more about the forms related to filing an uncontested divorce judgment.
Getting divorced is generally about completing all the paperwork and making decisions about the terms of your divorce. Legal advice may be necessary so the parties are informed of their legal rights so they can make informed decisions.
Uncontested divorces make up a large percentage of the cases that go through the court system.
When you file an uncontested divorce case in California, there will be three basic steps.
First, is to file the initial divorce papers to get the case started and a case number issued. These initial divorce papers are then served on the other party. Then, in most cases, both spouses will have to prepare and serve their financial disclosures.
Second, is to sit down with your spouse and determine how you are going to split up your assets, debts and property among you. You will also come to an agreement on any other terms to the divorce such as child support, spousal support.
Lastly, you will need to complete and file the final divorce papers, known as the judgment paperwork. Once it has been reviewed by a judge the divorce will become official once he or she signs off on it.
Going through the divorce process in this matter is generally how you can expect to get through your divorce. It does not really work if you try to do things out of order. Not to mention, the court requires you to take certain steps in a particular order.
If you would like to have your uncontested divorce paperwork completed professionally, please give us a call so we can discuss the particulars of your case.