Few things are as stressful as the end of a marriage. Fortunately, there are times where spouses are able to be amicable with one another and come to an agreement as to how they will dissolve their union. For those who can reach an agreement, Arkansas’ uncontested divorce process allows the matter to be handled quickly, efficiently, and at a lower cost than a contested case. It is important to understand, however, that an agreed upon dissolution must be handled properly. A mistake in your filings can result in the case being delayed or, worse, litigation at some point in the future. By retaining an experienced lawyer you can help to ensure that your case is handled properly and that you are able to move on with your life. Our Little Rock uncontested divorce attorneys handle matters throughout much of the state and they are ready to assist you. Contact us today.
Little Rock lawyers assisting Arkansas residents with a stipulated divorce
Arkansas spouses may complete an uncontested divorce if they agree on all issues. Any disagreement, whether it be over child custody, spousal support, or some other topic, will result in the parties having to go through the contested process instead. If either spouse has lived in the state for at least sixty days, and there are no disagreements, then the uncontested process can be utilized. This will allow the two sides to move on and start the next phase of their lives.
A stipulated divorce, again, requires a complete agreement on all issues. Typically, the parties will enter into a written settlement agreement which details the division of their marital property, whether spousal support will be paid, how child custody is to be addressed, and more. One party will then file a Complaint with the Circuit Court. The other party may either accept service or file a “waiver of service” and enter a Notice of Appearance. A Court hearing will be held, no earlier than thirty days after the Complaint was filed. The Judge will ensure that both sides in fact agree to the terms spelled out in their marital settlement. The Court will then enter a Decree of Divorce and the matter will be concluded. Retaining an attorney can help you make sure that this process is handled properly and that no issues are omitted from your documents.
Our Little Rock lawyers assist with the uncontested divorce process. We will use your initial consultation to help you determine whether you are eligible for this streamlined approach. We will then work to identify all issues which must be resolved in your case. By ensuring that all issues are addressed, you can rest assured that you will not return to Court, at a future date, to litigate over property or some other financial issue. We will draft your settlement documents and file your case as quickly as possible. Our firm will also make sure that you are prepared for the hearing and that you know what to expect when you appear before the Judge. Once your case is completed we will provide whatever assistance you need with the re-titling of property or other similar issues. We understand that you wish to move on with your life. Our firm is here to help you do so. Contact us today.
Arkansas attorneys assisting with a quick divorce process
If you are in agreement with your spouse then you do not need your case to drag on. You need, instead, for your matter to be resolved so you can begin the next stage of your life as soon as possible. Our uncontested divorce attorneys recognize this and that is why they will begin work on your case immediately. We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of service in each and every case we handle.
Our lawyers also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of Arkansas.