Uncontested Divorce: Things to Know
Not all divorces have to be drawn out proceedings. There are occasions where the couple that has decided to get divorced has all of their personal issues worked out and can file for an uncontested Dissolution of Marriage.
An uncontested divorce is one where both sides agree to all of the following:
- The marriage ended for incompatibility. Only divorces listed as incompatible will qualify under the no-fault divorce laws and can file as uncontested.
- All debts have been divided and agreed on by both parties before filing for divorce.
- All assets have been divided to the satisfaction of both parties before filing
- Child and spousal support have been agreed upon by both parties.
- Any property, retirement benefits, or insurance benefits have been settled and established before filing for the divorce.
If both parties have already established and agree to all of these terms and conditions of their divorce, all they need to do is speak with an OKC divorce lawyer about filing an uncontested divorce. The process will move faster and be less costly than a contested divorce.
Everything Must Be In Agreement For An Uncontested Divorce
Oklahoma law will not allow a divorce to proceed as an uncontested divorce if any party does not agree upon any issues. For example, if the couple agrees to the division of all debts except one credit card, then the division is not settled, and you would have to file a contested divorce.
If you are unsure if you can file for an uncontested divorce or if you are contesting parts of a divorce proceeding, it will always be in your best interest to speak with an OKC divorce lawyer. Your lawyer can make sure that the divorce is managed so that all parties are treated fairly and that there is nothing to dispute.