Big life changes are always scary, but some are made more intimidating by assumptions driven by stereotypes, pop culture, and social stigmas. Divorce is one of those things. Everyone has the image in their head of a long legal battle where all your relationship’s dirty laundry gets aired out in front of the courts. Divorces aren’t easy, and some can be as bad as pop culture wants you to believe, but most can be resolved relatively quickly and without all the legal maneuvering, expense, and unpleasantness. Can you get a divorce without going to court in New Jersey? You can, and Carvajal Law can help!
Do You Have to go to Court for an Uncontested Divorce?
You’ve likely heard the term uncontested divorce. You maybe even know that it’s the cheaper and easier way to get a divorce. Did you know the main thing that makes it cheaper and easier is that it avoids you ever having to step foot in a courtroom?
Any time a trial or a case enters a courtroom it becomes a lot more expensive. That’s because attorneys have to spend more time to prepare, and the proceedings of a trial simply take longer. As with all things, time is money, and at Carvajal Law, We want you to save your money.
Do You and Your Spouse Have to Agree on Divorce Terms For an Uncontested Divorce?
Technically yes, you and your spouse will have to agree on the terms of your divorce to get an uncontested divorce. Does that seem impossible right now? Trust us, that is the case with many seeking a divorce, but more often than not, an agreement can be found, and getting an attorney involved sooner rather than later can help.
No, we are not marriage counselors, but having lawyers present will get people to the table, and often that’s all it takes to make progress towards an agreement. The two of you may have difficulty even talking right now, but letting your lawyers work for you can help bridge that gap.
Why Should You Get a Lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce?
As soon as you start Googling divorce, you are going to see “Quick” and “Easy” options that claim to do it all without a lawyer, and though legally it is possible, a divorce is a major change in your legal status and standing, and there is a lot of reasons why having a lawyer to help will simply be worth it.
- Every divorce is different—The idea that one size fits all when it comes to divorce is about as silly as one shoe size to fit all. The truth is every divorce is different. People are going to bring in different assets, different needs, and different situations. A lawyer can help you successfully navigate those differences.
- Your time is valuable—You don’t want to waste time when it comes to divorce. A divorce is already going to take time no matter what due to the legal processes involved, but lawyers will ensure that everything is accounted for the first time and that an agreement is come to in a reasonable time frame.
- Save money—It sounds counterintuitive, and on the surface getting lawyers involved will cost more than using one of those cheap online services. However, when those services make a mistake, you’ll then have to hire a lawyer like us to fix the issues, at that point, you’ll be spending more than you would have if you just came to us in the first place.
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