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Experienced Nebraska Lawyers Guide Clients Through Uncontested Divorce

Why You Need an Attorney Even When You Agree on Dissolving Your Marriage

While dissolution of marriage (divorce) is never easy or pleasant, spouses who can agree on child custody, child and spousal support and property division may be able to end their marriage through an uncontested divorce proceeding. If you and your spouse both agree that your marriage should end and generally agree on issues of custody, support, and dividing your debts and property, an experienced attorney adviser is still important to make sure your agreements are clear and both parties and the court understand what is agreed to. GordenLaw, LLC attorneys are experienced with helping clients whose divorces are uncontested to satisfy the legal requirements in Nebraska so that their documents are enforceable. Many uncontested divorces can be handled by limited scope representation on a flat fee-for-service basis that primarily involves attorneys helping clarify your position and goals and drafting the documents. We help clients be sure you have thought through all of the legal areas that must be covered in separating your rights and responsibilities so that you know what to expect and have peace of mind as you move forward.

Dedicated Advocates Provide Comprehensive  Counsel

Even when couples believe that they agree on all aspects of their divorce, complications can arise. Our lawyers will make sure that you are ready and able to move forward after reviewing issues such as:

  • Adherence to state laws on child custody and support arrangements
  • State requirements on jurisdiction, divorce grounds and length of residency
  • Whether all relevant financial information is known by both sides
  • Potential debts and future obligations that might be covered in the agreement
  • Provisions for current and future benefits such as pensions, insurance policies and retirement accounts

Though many couples are motivated to seek an uncontested divorce to avoid a lengthy legal process, GordenLaw, LLC attorneys will make sure that no relevant matter is missed as you look to start a new chapter in your lives.

Proven Counselors Protect You in Uncontested Actions

An uncontested divorce offers clients a more streamlined legal process. By agreeing to important financial and parental issues, you can often save time, money and the stress of a protracted legal battle. You can also avoid a public court proceeding, ensuring your privacy and that of your children. It is important to consider, however, that spouses can change their minds, even in the most amicable breakups, so it is imperative that your attorney represents your interests throughout the process and helps you reach an agreement that leaves nothing to chance. Information that gets overlooked when the marriage is dissolved can lead to negative consequences that extend far into the future. We will ensure your divorce terms meet your needs and goals, so you can move forward with confidence.

Do I Need A Lawyer For An Uncontested Divorce?

Uncontested divorce, legally speaking, refers to situations in which both spouses agree on the key issues for dissolving their marriage. When you and your soon-to-be-ex can agree about the division of property and debts, child custody and support, and whether spousal support is warranted, you can save yourselves the expense and stress of court intervention and a trial.

When a divorce is uncontested, it generally signifies a smoother, more streamlined process compared to a contested divorce, which involves disagreement on one or more of these crucial issues.

However, because your divorce decree is a legal ruling that can affect many areas of your life and your future, it’s important to work with a Lincoln uncontested divorce lawyer to make sure that the document is in order and represents everything you agreed to—and nothing you didn’t.

The Uncontested Divorce Process In Nebraska

An attorney can be an invaluable asset if you’re unfamiliar with the Nebraska family court system. They can walk you through the uncontested divorce process, which usually follows like so:

  • Preparation of Legal Documents: The spouses, often with the assistance of their respective attorneys or through online resources, draft a marital settlement agreement that outlines the terms of the divorce, including property division, child custody, support arrangements, and any other relevant issues.
  • Filing the Documents: Once the necessary paperwork is completed, it is filed with the appropriate court in the county where either spouse resides. Along with the marital settlement agreement, other required forms, such as the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, must be submitted.
  • Waiting Period: Nebraska imposes a waiting period of 60 days from the date the divorce petition is filed.
  • Finalizing the Divorce: After the waiting period has elapsed, assuming all paperwork is in order and meets the court’s requirements, a judge will review the documents and, if satisfied, issue a final decree of divorce. This decree legally terminates the marriage and incorporates the terms agreed upon by the spouses.

Should I Try For An Uncontested Divorce?

You know yourself and your spouse best. If you believe you can negotiate a fair settlement for both of you, you’ll save a lot of money and time. Consider attending a mediation session in which both parties negotiate their settlement under the guidance of a trained mediator. As your lawyer, we can help negotiate on your behalf and offer options for a compromise you may not have considered.

Rather than leaving important decisions in a judge’s hands, you can craft their own agreement based on their unique circumstances and priorities. We can help you achieve an outcome more tailored to your needs and preferences, fostering a sense of empowerment and autonomy during an otherwise challenging time.

Additionally, uncontested divorces typically proceed more quickly through the legal system, so you can move forward with your life and begin the process of healing and adjustment sooner. This can be particularly beneficial when children are involved, as it minimizes the duration of uncertainty and instability they may experience during the divorce process.

Do you need advice about filing your uncontested divorce in Nebraska? Call GordenLaw, LLC, today for a confidential consultation with an experienced Lincoln uncontested divorce lawyer.

Contact skilled Nebraska family lawyers for assistance with your uncontested divorce

If you and your spouse can agree on important issues and seek an uncontested divorce in Nebraska, GordenLaw, LLC offers the skilled and experienced representation that protects your interests. Call us at (402) 403-6600 or contact us online to schedule a strategy session at our Lincoln office.