In the event both you and your spouse agree on all issues there is a good chance you will be able to process your divorce on what is called an uncontested basis. An uncontested divorce consists of one party filing a complaint for divorce, the other party filing the appropriate responsive pleading, the parties submitting to the court a comprehensive marital settlement agreement that addresses all issues, the parties also submitting to the court a proposed form of judgment as it relates to the finalization of the divorce, and the parties conducting an uncontested hearing.
As you can see from the above even in a divorce case that is amicably resolved there are a number of steps and procedures that need to be followed in order to properly process the divorce. An attorney can help facilitate this process. An experienced divorce and family law attorney will be able to assist and ensure that all the paperwork is prepared properly, filed in the right place, filed with the appropriate filing fees, contact the appropriate court personnel and ensure that the uncontested hearing takes place as expeditiously as possible.
The cost involved in having an attorney process an uncontested divorce should be quite reasonable. The divorce lawyers at Villani and DeLuca process a significant amount of uncontested divorces in both Monmouth and Ocean counties as well as throughout the state of New Jersey. Each County has certain procedures that may differ from other counties throughout the state. An experienced divorce lawyer will know the differences and be able to ensure that the divorce is processed expeditiously and in a cost effective manner.
In the event both parties cooperate and the appropriate divorce lawyer is retained, it would not be that unusual to finalize the entire process from the date of the filing of the complaint to the date of the uncontested hearing within a 60 day timeframe.
Should you have any questions as to how to finalize an agreed upon, uncontested divorce please feel free to contact the divorce lawyers at Villani and DeLuca. We offer a free consultation and will be happy to assist in any way that we can. Call today.