Skilled Indianapolis Divorce Attorneys
Learn About Your Uncontested Divorce Options
It's normal to dread the divorce process—not just because of
the emotional turmoil it can involve, but because of the protracted courtroom
rigmarole, and legal documents, that are usually required to legally dissolve
a marriage. Because of this, more and more couples are electing to file
for an uncontested divorce. This process, which can yield significant
advantages for the couple, still requires careful navigation and filing,
or “pleading,” from each party.
Keffer Barnhart LLP, we embrace practical legal options that mean better, more efficient legal
solutions for our family law clients, uncontested divorces included. Our
compassionate and experienced Indianapolis divorce attorneys are ready
to represent you during this process, protect your interests, and ensure
that the courts receive all the necessary documentation to dissolve your marriage.
Want to learn more about your uncontested divorce options?
Contact us today to speak with our team.
Why uncontested divorce?
Uncontested divorce can occur when a couple can approach the court in agreement
about the terms of their divorce. Means that all matters—spousal
support, child custody, property division and others—have been resolved
between the couple. This is usually done privately, between the couple,
while accompanied by their respective representation.
The benefits of uncontested divorce include:
Amicability: courtroom divorces are almost designed to be adversarial. Uncontested
divorce allows a couple to find common ground and collaborate on their
Efficiency: completing an uncontested divorce is significantly quicker than other
contested divorces that require court intervention.
Flexibility: because is negotiating their own terms, a couple can also set the schedule
and do not have to adhere to court dates.
Cost: because uncontested divorces are usually quicker and don't involve
so many court fees, they are markedly cheaper for the couple.
Easier on children: if there are children involved, the reduced conflict and reduced time
to complete the divorce can also benefit them and their best interests.
Do I need an attorney?
Technically speaking, you do not require legal representation for an uncontested
divorce—however it is highly advised that you do. This process still
requires careful negotiation of various issues or matters with your spouse
over the post-marriage arrangements that could affect your life for years
to come. On top of ensuring that your interests are looked after during
the process, proper counsel can help you file the necessary, carefully
completed paperwork with the court to ensure the legal process is completed
as assuredly and swiftly as possible.
Your divorce does not have to take a significant toll on your life. Use
our online form to request a
free case evaluation today.