Uncontested divorces are typically easier to navigate without the conflict that comes from litigation. Mutual agreement on the elements of the divorce may lull you into a false sense of security that you can handle the legal process without an attorney. In fact, many courts provide downloadable packets for pro se divorce filings.
Despite this, it is often best to retain an attorney for your uncontested divorce.
Guides you through the court process
You must fill out your divorce paperwork correctly and file it in the appropriate order for the court to consider your case. The court may dismiss your case if you miss a deadline or make a mistake with the paperwork.
Ensures the inclusion of all elements
The state of Kentucky requires several elements as part of a divorce agreement. You must include the grounds for the divorce and a comprehensive agreement on the finances of the marriage, including the distribution of the assets and responsibility for the debts. Child custody, visitation and support details also apply.
Provides a safety net for potential conflicts
Even amicable divorces can have some tenuous moments. If you and your spouse struggle to come to terms on any element, you may want an attorney to help negotiate the agreement or serve as an intermediary.
Even mutual divorce settlements benefit from the support of an attorney. Before you draft your divorce papers, consider retaining an attorney to help you navigate the court process and ensure the accuracy of your petition. Proactive support can make your uncontested divorce as easy as possible.