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The common image of a divorce is often one that is acrimonious and contentious—this is called a contested divorce. But this does not have to be the case; there is another option: uncontested divorce.
In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse have a shared agreement about the various matters involved, whether it is child custody or division of property.
Compared to the typical divorce, an uncontested divorce often:
- Saves time
- Costs far less money
- Results in less stress
Uncontested divorces might not be appropriate for every couple, but it can be extremely beneficial to you if you are able to pursue this avenue of action. When children are involved, this kind of divorce can be far less stressful and damaging.
Law Office of Nicholas T. Exarhakis is happy to provide consultations at no cost. Give us a call at (410) 593-0040 to get one.
Who is Eligible for an Uncontested Divorce?
Each state has different requirements when it comes to uncontested divorce eligibility. According to Maryland law couples who wish to have an uncontested divorce, also called a mutual consent divorce, must write and sign a settlement agreement prior to filing.
This agreement must include:
- An agreement on how your marital property will be divided
- An agreement on if and how much alimony will be paid
- An agreement on child custody and child support
An attorney can help you write up this agreement to ensure that your best interest is protected.
Uncontested Divorce: No Minor Children
As of October 1, 2015, Maryland couples with no children or children over the age of 18 may file for divorce immediately and without a waiting period by a Consent Joint Complaint for Divorce provided a Separation Agreement settling all property issues has been executed.
Both parties must attend the final divorce hearing.
Creating the Separation Agreement
A qualified Maryland attorney can help you prepare a separation agreement that works best for you.
The separation agreement may settle matters, such as:
- Child support
- Custody and visitation
- Savings and bank accounts
- Personal property
- Retirement assets
Don't Go through the Legal Process on Your Own
An uncontested divorce is a complex legal process, and it is in your best interests to obtain the services of an Annapolis uncontested divorce attorney from The Law Office of Nicholas T. Exarhakis. Our team has 25+ years of legal experience, and we have provided guidance to countless Maryland residents.
Attorney Exarhakis, our firm's lead counsel, has been recognized by his peers in the legal community as Martindale-Hubbell® BV Distinguished® Peer Rated.
While you may agree with your spouse on the main aspects of the divorce, there are often numerous minor facets of your separation that can easily be overlooked or may be slightly more difficult to decide upon. Working with an attorney can make you more confident that the agreement you reach reflects the true interests of both parties. In addition, a lawyer can help you navigate legal proceedings relating to your divorce.
Call (410) 593-0040 for your free consultation!
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