This is the last post in our series about obtaining an uncontested divorce in Little Rock, Arkansas. This is an important topic because many people facing the end of a marriage are overwhelmed. They may not understand how the uncontested divorce process works or its potential ramifications. Our goal in this series has been to explain the basic requirements of this approach and its pros and cons. We also provided guidance on selecting a divorce attorney to assist you. If you or a loved on need assistance, contact our office today to speak to a lawyer.
In this series we addressed several important topics, including:
- Eligibility for the uncontested divorce process
- The benefits and consequences of an uncontested divorce
- How an uncontested divorce can result in having to go back to court
- Why parties should retain an attorney for an uncontested divorce
There are several reasons we chose to address this topic. Divorce can be a stressful and emotional subject. There are many decisions to be made, including which legal process is right for your situation. First, it is important to understand whether you are eligible to pursue an uncontested divorce. If you do not meet the residency requirements or cannot completely agree on settlement terms, you will not be eligible for this process. Second, while the benefits of the abridged proceeding may seem attractive, understanding the potential negative consequences will also be a key factor in determining which approach is right for you. Third, some parties who obtain an uncontested divorce may need to reopen the case to resolve a dispute in the future. It may or may not be possible to modify the terms and doing so will involve additional time and costs. Last, it is imperative to retain an experienced family law attorney to assist with the process, explain your legal rights and help avoid mistakes that could cause future litigation.
If you are considering ending your marriage and need assistance, contact our Little Rock divorce attorneys today. Our lawyers are experienced in family law and are dedicated to helping our clients through the process. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of Arkansas.