Not all divorces involve dramatic courtroom battles. Many couples separate amicably, working together to sort out all the decisions that need to be made.
Uncontested divorces are often much simpler than contested divorces, but they still carry their own set of pitfalls and challenges. That is because spouses are often inexperienced with the divorce system. Although they may have the best intentions of separating fairly and respectfully, spouses can still make mistakes that can jeopardize both finances and property.
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Dividing property is one of the most important aspects of a divorce, as it sets the groundwork for each spouse's finances after the separation. Often, spouses in uncontested divorces are able to come to an agreement between themselves, an agreement that allocates the home, car and other assets. But spouses can sometimes overlook key assets, leading to an unequal split.
Retirement accounts, investments, gifts and inheritances — there are many assets that need to be considered when dividing property, and strict laws govern all of them. If you do not have your agreement examined by a divorce lawyer, you could miss important details.
I am Lee's Summit uncontested divorce attorney Debora L. Hale, and I have more than 18 years of experience helping Missouri couples avoid the property division errors that can come with an amicable divorce.
Helping Parents Complete Their Uncontested Divorces
I can also help spouses with children to divorce amicably. Child custody and child support are extremely important issues that will drastically affect the long-term well-being of your children. It is important, then, that you have a seasoned attorney examine your custody and visitation plans to ensure that it is both legally sound and in the child's best interests.
Save Time, Save Money
Divorcing amicably removes a great emotional burden from a family, allowing spouses to separate and move on with their lives more smoothly. Uncontested divorces are often more affordable as well, as less time needs to be spent negotiating over the agreement.
At The Law Office of Debora L. Hale, LLC, my goal is not only to help save you money, but also to help you complete the separation with the knowledge that your divorce agreement is fair and valid. To schedule a free 30-minute consultation with me, send me an email or call 816-875-6558.