Quickest path to a Divorce
During my initial divorce consults potential clients always ask two inevitable questions:
- How much is this going to cost?
- How long is the process going to take?
The simple answer is that the more amicable the divorce, the faster process and the more money you will save. In certain cases the entire process is resolved in a matter of weeks and the total cost barely affects the total value of the marital estate. On the other hand, clients also hate to hear that if their case is highly contested then the divorce can possibly cost thousands of dollars and could take years to resolve.
An “uncontested divorce” is the most time and cost effective way for couples to obtain a divorce because the parties amicably agree to the terms of their divorce, including parenting time and property rights. Each spouse works with their respective attorney to hammer out the details of the following divorce documents to govern the parties’ respective rights after the judge signs on the dotted line.
- The “Parenting Agreement” governs the terms and conditions of subjects such as parenting time, holiday visitation schedule, child support, health care, schooling, religious up-bringing and other issues related to the children.
- The “Marital Settlement Agreement” divides the parties’ marital assets and debts acquired during the marriage and further addresses such issues as maintenance (alimony) and retirement accounts.
- The Judgment for Dissolution finalizes the divorce and incorporates the terms of the agreements between the parties and makes them legally enforceable.
Despite the seemingly simplistic nature of an uncontested divorce, complications can arise if done incorrectly. Hall, Rustom & Fritz LLC will ensure that your divorce documents completely memorialize the terms of your agreement and finalize the divorce. Contact Michael Fritz or call (309) 740-4033 to schedule your consultation.
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