Going through a divorce can be a very difficult time especially if kids are involved. At Matt Pope Law, not only do we want to provide you with the best possible outcome, we are compassionate and want to help lower your stress level while helping you through the process. We have years of experience in helping people through the dissolution of marriage. Each divorce case is different and we want to take your individual needs into account while handling your case.
The first step when filing for divorce is for both parties to decide whether or not they prefer a contested or uncontested divorce. A Contested divorce is best for situations where both parties are not on speaking terms and neither party can come to an agreement upon the terms of the divorce. Your lawyer will work to negotiate with your spouse or your spouse’s lawyer in hopes of finding common ground. Contested divorce usually involves: child custody, child support, alimony, and equal division of assets and liabilities. Before the case is presented to a judge, you may or may not want to resolve the issues by settling things outside of court in mediation, settlement conferences, or early/late case evaluations.
Uncontested divorce is usually means both parties have compormised and see eye-to-eye. This mean child custody, child support, alimony, and assets have been settled between both parties. An uncontested divorces are usually a lot quicker than a contested divorce. A lawyer is mainly responsible for drafting up a settlement agreement. An uncontested divorce usually runs a lot smoother.
If you are going through a divorce or need to file for divorce, please contact us today. We want to help you and make things run as smooth as possible.