sRancho Cucamonga Uncontested Divorce Lawyer
Make Sure You Understand the Terms of Your Divorce
On paper, an uncontested divorce may sound like the perfect solution to
the imperfect end of a relationship – no arguments, a speedy process,
and a smooth path to a newly single life. Taking your case to court can
feel like an unnecessarily stressful option, and if you already agree
then what’s the point in fighting against the terms? Before you
agree on all terms in your divorce, it could be in your best interest
to hire a divorce lawyer to help you read through and understand every
point so you don’t come back in six months’ time furious about
an unforeseen complication.
Call us at (909) 992-0188 to speak with an experienced family law attorney.
Divorce is final, and you don’t want to agree to potentially irreversible
terms without knowing every detail. At James D. Madden, Attorney at Law
our Rancho Cucamonga divorce lawyers are here to help you navigate the
divorce process and ensure that you leave with a settlement that best
suits your needs. Contact us today to discuss your situation with an experienced
family law attorney and learn what options are available to you.
How Does An Uncontested Divorce Work?
There are two ways your case will be considered ‘uncontested.’
The first comes in to play if either you or your spouse do not respond
to the petition for divorce or separation. Under California law, the spouse
filing for divorce or separation is required to notify their partner by
serving the necessary papers. The person receiving the papers then has
30 days to file their response with the court, and if they fail to do
so the court will proceed without their input and will likely agree with
the terms laid out in the original filing.
If you choose to respond to the petition, you can either give up your right
to have any say in the divorce proceedings or state that you agree with
the terms set by your spouse. Giving up your right to have a say in the
proceedings will result in a similar situation as the one outlined if
you don’t respond at all. If you agree with your spouse, then you
will be required to assist them in filling out all of the necessary paperwork.
The paperwork required for a California divorce can be found on the
California Courts’ website here.
Can I Back Out Of An Uncontested Divorce?
Even an uncontested divorce can take time to complete, and during that
time you may change your mind and realize that you want to challenge some
of the terms of your divorce. You are free to change your mind and pursue
a contested divorce up until both you and your spouse sign a Separation
Agreement. While it’s possible to return to negotiations after you
sign the form, it will require extra paperwork and potentially require
you to request that the court cancel any scheduled court dates. Whether
you change your mind before or after you sign the paperwork, it’s
important to hire a qualified divorce attorney to assist you throughout
Fill out our online form to get started with your free case consultation.
Hire the Right Attorney Today
Our Rancho Cucamonga divorce attorneys at James D. Madden, Attorney at
Law are dedicated to providing our clients with the experienced and passionate
legal assistance you need to secure the divorce outcome that best suits
your needs. Our attorneys have built up a reputation as an aggressive
divorce attorney clients can rely on during their divorce proceedings.
Give us a call at (909) 992-0188 to speak with an attorney today, or
fill out our online form to get started with your free consultation.