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Uncontested Divorce

Orange County Uncontested Divorce Lawyer

Benefits of Filing an Uncontested Divorce

Despite the number of issues a married couple will need to resolve before their divorce settlement agreement can be finalized, there are still many benefits to filing for an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is one of the most cost-effective and time-saving ways in which to dissolve a marriage outside of a courtroom setting. This type of divorce can also alleviate stress and minimize anxiety.

If you and your spouse are able to work together to come up with a fair settlement agreement which addresses issues pertaining to child custody, spousal & child support, property division and more, it will go a long way towards your future familial relationship. The faster you are able to finalize your divorce, the sooner you and your spouse will be able to move on with your lives.

Requirements for a Summary Dissolution in CA

Unlike traditional divorce, a summary dissolution is essentially a shorter version of this process. If you were to qualify, couples can skip the court hearing and fill out less paperwork. This significantly boosts the speed of the process and your divorce can finalize sooner. But how do you qualify? Here are a few requirements that must be fulfilled:

  • At least one spouse must have been a resident of California for 6 months. You must also have been a resident of the county you wish to file in for a minimum of 3 months.
  • The grounds for the divorce must be ruled as irreconcilable differences.
  • There must not be any children that are minors, along with no children expected to be born soon.
  • There must not be large property such as a home that is shared between the spouses.
  • There must not be unpaid debts over $6,000, not including car notes.
  • Neither spouse must be seeking alimony or any type of child support.
  • There must be written documentation that states how the assets and debts of both spouses will be divided.

Once you have completed these requirements, you must file and go through the process. You will still want to speak with our attorney, as there may be underlying issues within the divorce that only a legal professional can see.

Get Advice from a Skilled Lawyer in Orange County

If you are thinking about filing for an uncontested divorce, the first thing you need to do is hire an attorney who you can trust to protect your best interests and to advocate for you. Our firm's lead attorney has more than 4 decades of family law experience and is one of the most respected divorce attorneys in the Orange County area.

Our entire legal team is committed to giving each of our clients the personalized attention their case deserves and we do everything we can to help our clients dissolve their marriage and other family law issues as amicably as possible. We realize one of the last things a married couple may want to do, after their marriage has become irretrievably broken, is go through the lengthy and costly courtroom litigation required in a contested divorce. Our legal team works hard to negotiate settlements out of court whenever possible.

Guiding You for a Stress-Free Experience

Filing for divorce does not have to be the frustrating experience that television, movies, friends and family may have led you to believe. With help from a skilled divorce lawyer in Orange County you may be able to finalize your divorce in no time at all. Why subject yourself to undue stress, expense and the various hardships associated with divorce when our legal team is here to help?

Contact Attorney W. Douglas McKeague now for a free initial case consultation regarding your divorce! We are here to help you navigate the divorce process and take the steps necessary to protect you, your children, your assets and your estate.

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