Uncontested And Litigated Divorce
Getting divorced is often described in combative terms. But while divorce can be acrimonious, it certainly doesn’t have to be. On this page, you’ll learn about our firm’s approach to traditional litigated divorce as well as uncontested divorce.
What Does It Mean For A Divorce To Be Uncontested?
For some couples, getting divorced is mainly a matter of paperwork. If you and your spouse can agree on all terms ahead of time and there are no disputed issues, you can file for uncontested divorce. In such cases, the process is relatively quick and inexpensive.
Uncontested divorce may be ideal for couples who have been married for only a couple of years and have not acquired significant marital assets in that time. It can also work well for couples who are parting amicably and have managed to negotiate terms on their own.
Even though the divorce will be uncontested, it is still a good idea to work with an experienced lawyer. Spending a little more up front can save you money in the long run by preventing costly and time-consuming mistakes.
The Court System Can Be An Ally
Even if the divorce is litigated (meaning there are contested issues), things do not need to become contentious. Most Ohio divorce cases settle before going to trial, in part, because avoiding trial is a good incentive for negotiation. If you can’t reach an agreement, however, it is good to know that the court will settle the dispute one way or another.
Should you go to trial or settle beforehand? Our answer to that is: It truly depends on the circumstances of your case. If settling is in your best interests, we will try that route first. If settling is not possible or attempts to settle are unsuccessful, Ms. Simon will not hesitate to vigorously represent your interests at trial.
Guiding You Through All Aspects Of Divorce
Every marriage is different, which means that the specific aspects of each divorce are also unique. That being said, there are a host of common issues you will likely need to address in your own divorce. They include:
- Division of assets, property and debt
- Division of retirement assets, including pensions and savings accounts
- Deciding what to do with the marital residence
- Spousal support
- Child issues like custody and visitation
- Child support
- Name changes
Attorney Sunny M. Simon has nearly 30 years of experience in family law and is ready to guide you through all aspects of your case. Our goal is to help you get a fresh start and set you up for long-term success.