In this type of divorce, both parties agree they want a divorce and agree about what should happen involving the major issues of the breakup—child custody, child and spousal support visitation, how to divide property and assets and how to resolve any debt from the marriage. The parties are essentially asking the court for “dissolution” of the marriage. Scheduling of the court docket in these types of cases varies depending on what court you have access to, but divorce cases tend to move more quickly overall although some require at least one pre-trial session.
Is an attorney needed in a dissolution of marriage?
Addressing all of the relevant issues at the end of a marriage can be complicated and confusing even if you aren’t fighting over the details. Depending on the length of time you have been married, there may be economic issues to address and if you have had children together, there will likely be things to iron out concerning their welfare. Even generating the correct paperwork to get a divorce can be challenging. We help you by:
- Identifying the issues that need to be addressed
- Drafting and review documents that you will submit to the court
- Representing your interests if a dispute arises during the process
- Advising you of your legal rights
On the other hand, obtaining a divorce could be as simple as asking the court to sign off on your legal separation agreement.