This is the next post in my series on whether or not Las Vegas parties should consider an uncontested divorce. My last article discussed how accepting a quick divorce settlement may lead to problems. It is important that you not put your future interests at risk simply to get your case over with quickly. By fully considering your future options you can determine whether you should accept a settlement or utilize the contested process instead. In this article I will discuss another important topic – the fact that uncontested divorces may wind up in parents quickly going back to Court.
Las Vegas parents commonly file for an uncontested divorce out of a belief that they will be able to co-parent and ensure that they are acting in the best interests of the child. Quite often, such parents never have any issues and are able to avoid returning to Court. It is common, however, for parents to quickly engage in a series of disagreements and for legal disputes to arise as a result. Such disagreements can involve the child’s education, medical care, religious upbringing, involvement in extracurricular activities, etc. If the parents cannot reach an agreement on such issues then it will be necessary to go back to the Clark County Family Court and to have a Judge resolve such issues. A Judge’s rulings will be something that one parent, if not both, is unhappy with. This can create a situation where one’s predicament is not what they thought it would be when they entered into an uncontested divorce.
When considering an uncontested divorce it is important that you be honest with yourself about the extent to which you and your soon to be ex are able to agree on issues. This includes decisions about where the child will attend school, decisions about religious issues, as well as the agreement you reach about custody and visitation schedules. It is common for people to think that they will be able to work together but you must understand that, quite often, people are not able to see eye to eye with their ex on a long-term basis.
If you have questions about your options then contact my office today to speak with an uncontested divorce lawyer. I will use your initial consultation to help you understand your options and to consider the ramifications of entering into a settlement. I am experienced in handling such matters and my office is ready to assist you. Call today to speak with an attorney.