What happens when my marriage is over?
A marriage, in the eyes of the law, is a contract between two people. Sometimes the parties just need some time away from each other, but the responsibilities of the marriage still remain. While they are physically separated, each spouse needs to be held responsible through the means of a Separation Agreement (see below).
When either contract (the original marriage or the separation agreement) is breached by one or both parties, one spouse can begin a lawsuit against the other. Also, when the separation is over, and each spouse wants to end the marriage, a similar lawsuit is commenced. These lawsuits are called a Divorce. There are two types:
CONTESTED: One or both spouses cannot agree how to end the marriage. An attorney is REQUIRED to advocate for each spouse. Honest Paralegal CANNOT assist you with this type of Divorce.
UNCONTESTED: Honest Paralegal can assist you with this type. See below for more information.
What is an Uncontested Divorce?
An uncontested divorce occurs when:
There are no disagreements between you and your spouse over any financial or divorce-related issues (i.e., child custody and support, division of marital property or spousal support); and
Your spouse either agrees to the divorce, or fails to appear in the divorce action.
We can help you complete a Divorce packet and file for filing in Court. An uncontested divorce is less expensive and easier to be signed off by a Judge if all requirements are met.
How long does it take to finalize an Uncontested Divorce?
It really depends on how busy the court is and most importantly how prompt your soon to be ex-spouse returns the necessary documents to you. Reasonable time-frames can be from six weeks to six months.
$100 + $20 per hour
Matrimonial Law covers more than the end of a marriage. Separation Agreements are contracts which designate how two partners will manage a separation of their partnership before completing it with a formal divorce. Let us help you with that.
$250 + Filing Fees
If a divorce is approached amicably, completing the documents is only a formality. The process requires certain procedures, but is mainly filling in the right information in the right forms. Which forms are required is the tricky part. Let us help you with that.