This post serves to conclude and recap my series on whether or not Las Vegas parties should file for an uncontested divorce. I decided to write on this topic due to the fact that many parties wish to get their matter over with quickly but do not realize all of the potential consequences associated with accepting a quick settlement. The goal of my last several articles has been to provide information which will help people better understand their situation. This information should also help people make a more informed decision when they are selecting a family law attorney. If you require assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- Whether one’s situation is appropriate for an uncontested divorce
- Why it may be a mistake to have a “quick” divorce simply to get the matter over with
- Why uncontested divorces may result in parents quickly going back to Court
- The cost of an uncontested divorce versus the benefits
These are important topics for parties to understand. First, uncontested divorces are not an option unless you are in complete agreement with your spouse on all issues. Any disagreement means that you will have to go through the contested process instead. Second, accepting an immediate settlement, simply to put the matter behind you, can result in lasting Court orders which are detrimental to your future. Third, parents must be honest with themselves about the extent to which they will be able to get along with their soon to be ex. Parents sometimes have to go back to court, sometimes shortly after their case is completed, due to an inability to get along with the other parent. Finally, while there are many benefits of going through the uncontested process there are also many long-term potential consequences.
One point I cannot stress enough is that you should speak with a Las Vegas lawyer when trying to decide whether an uncontested divorce is in your best interests. No two cases are the same and whether or not a stipulated settlement is in your best interests will depend on the specific facts of your case. As a family law attorney I regularly handle such matters. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation.