As the term suggests, an uncontested divorce is when the spouses agree on all of the divorce issues and the divorce process is merely a formality for the court to ratify and give legal force to the agreement of the parties.
Although an uncontested divorce seems straightforward, there are still certain legal requirements that have to be met when filing for divorce. These include providing necessary documentation to the court and creating pleadings and documents that follow specified legal standards. Here at McKinley Law Group we use our experience and expertise to make the uncontested divorce process as quick and painless as possible, ensuring that both spouses are treated with respect.
The uncontested divorce process begins by one party filing a divorce petition and arranging for service of process on the other party. If the spouses are able to agree on all aspects of the divorce, including debt and property division, child custody, visitation rights, child and spousal support and any other issues, then an uncontested divorce is the perfect option. In an uncontested divorce, there is typically no need for a divorce hearing in the State of Georgia. The order may be entered and the divorce finalized if the parties submit an acceptable divorce Settlment Agreement, along with other necessary documentation. However, some judges may require both spouses to appear in divorce court to ensure both spouses understand the agreement and have freely agreed to its terms.
Although the uncontested divorce process differs from state to state and even from court to court in Georgia, if all the issues are agreed on, an uncontested divorce can typically be finalized about a month after filing. Contact us today at 404-841-8480 or request a FREE uncontested divorce consultation via our website.