Despite what you may have heard from divorced friends and the media, not all divorces have to be contentious. If you and your spouse get along fairly well and agree to the terms of your divorce, the whole process can be over quickly and cost effectively. At Udeshi Clark and Associates, our Dallas divorce attorneys help parties to an uncontested divorce review the divorce agreement and make sure that all terms are legal and agreed upon. Once given the go ahead, we help them to finalize the entire process swiftly so that they can move on with their lives.
Whether you and your partner are ready for an easy separation, or you cannot get along and are unsure how to proceed, we are here to help. Reach out to our divorce lawyers for legal guidance and support today.
Should You Represent Yourself in an Uncontested Divorce?
Many people assume that because their divorce is uncontested, it is okay to represent themselves in their divorces as “pro se” litigants. However, just because your spouse does not fight you on anything does not mean that the courts will not. When you deal with the legal system, everything must be done a certain way. There are rules to follow, deadlines to meet, and procedures for everything. If you get even one thing wrong, the court will ask you to redo it—and that is in the best case scenario. In the worst case scenario, if your spouse’s attorney has already completed and filed his or her half of the paperwork, that one mistake could result in an undesirable outcome for you, as the court was not aware of your stance.
Additionally, some mistakes do not make themselves known until the divorce is final. For instance, say that you and your spouse agreed to “split the assets, 50/50.” When it comes time to do so, your spouse tries to take the house, the car, and the jewelry. He or she says that you can take everything else. You realize that this a completely unfair trade, and so fight him or her on it. Your spouse does not budge, however, so now the two of you have to go back to court, resulting in added expense and time that you could have avoided with an attorney by your side in the first place.
In short, it is always best to work with a divorce attorney from the very beginning. Even if everything goes smoothly, a lawyer can ensure that all the paperwork and motions are filed correctly and on time, and that the divorce agreement reads fairly so as to avoid future need for litigation.
An experienced divorce lawyer is skilled at negotiating fair divorce agreements even when it seems that no agreement can be reached. Whether you and your spouse are in the midst of a heated battle over possessions, or you cannot come to terms on the child custody arrangement, the attorneys at Udeshi Clark and Associates will work to resolve your issues before they are brought to court. We will properly respond to the other party’s motions and work to come to an agreement. If need be, we will remain your staunch support throughout litigation.
Work With a Compassionate Dallas Divorce Lawyer
Whether your divorce is uncontested or contested, the Dallas divorce attorneys at Udeshi Clark and Associates will provide unwavering support and guidance throughout every step of the process. To schedule a private consultation with a member of our legal team, call (469) 914-5564 today.