Ready to start?
Open Weekdays | Saturdays by appointment only
We begin the process with a client agreement and payment. I will go over and collect all of the necessary information from you and your spouse. Then I draft the agreement and all required supporting documents for your approval. Once approved and signed properly by both parties, the agreement and supporting documents are filed with the Court in your county for the Judge’s approval and final order for a Divorce Decree.
An uncontested divorce, is where the parties have an idea or have already reached an agreement to the terms of their divorce. In contrast, a contested divorce is when one spouse contacts a lawyer to file their divorce for them without an agreement having been reached. In response to this filing, the other spouse usually gets an attorney and responds by filing a document called an Answer and perhaps a Counterclaim. At any time, both parties, through their respective divorce attorneys, may reach an agreement prior to a final trial. Eventually, if no agreement can be reached, then both parties will go to trial (make take up to 6- 12 months or longer).
It’s unfortunate, but sometimes it does happen so I strongly suggest that you are fully prepared and communicating with your spouse before going the uncontested route so you don’t waste time or money. Per our client agreement, the process is void and the amount of the filing fee is returned to you. I will be happy to discuss your next options and representation of a contested divorce.
I only wish I hadn't waited so long. Even though my spouse and I were living in different states, Katie handled everything and made our uncontested divorce simple.Glenda M
All I can say is, "WOW! AND THANK YOU!" Katie went over and beyond and did an outstanding job!Debbie B
“I became an attorney to help people through one of the toughest times in their lives. I give my clients an honest assessment of the legal issues and potential outcomes and take all necessary steps to achieve the most favorable result.” ~Katie Crow