Working Out The Details In Uncontested Divorce
Perhaps you have worked out all issues and only need a lawyer to draw up the papers. Or maybe you’re close to agreement, but need help to iron out the last wrinkles so you can go your separate ways.
Legally speaking, consulting a lawyer is a wise investment for finalizing your uncontested divorce. At The Law Firm of Christopher T. Adams, P.C., we believe that divorcing parties are best served when they never set foot in a courtroom — during divorce or later down the road when a do-it-yourself settlement comes back to bite. Courts generally scrutinize “pro se” divorce petitions for clarity and fairness. Our guidance is helpful in avoiding mistakes in the petition and the accompanying documents that may hinder the process.
Attorney Chris Adams provides a free consultation and affordable terms to negotiate and draft your out-of-court divorce settlement. Call 800-582-0304. Our Lawrenceville law firm serves clients throughout the north metro region of Atlanta, Georgia.
Red Flags In An Uncontested Divorce
Once the court is satisfied that all issues — asset division, child custody and parenting schedules, alimony and child support — are agreed upon, most clients can be legally divorced in four to six weeks.
If you are stuck on a particular issue, Chris Adams is adept at moving the process forward. Common sticking points and red flags are:
- Terms of visitation dictated by one spouse, as opposed to what’s in the best interests of the child.
- A specific amount of child support the other party “needs,” rather than complying with state guidelines.
- Property division — Georgia law does not require a 50-50 split. Attorney Adams can advise on separate property, unequal earning capacity, child-rearing contributions and other factors that a judge would consider.
NOTE: Although the divorce is uncontested, Attorney Adams can only represent one spouse. But it should not be necessary for both of you to retain attorneys. He is only putting your mutual wishes into legal terms. And he knows that the court will scrutinize the document for fairness.