Uncontested Divorce Cases
Understanding Uncontested Divorce in Santa Clarita
There are essentially two kinds of divorce situations,
contested divorce and uncontested divorce. Contested divorce generally refers to a hostile divorce scenario where there is a lot of disagreement regarding various issues. Therefore an uncontested divorce scenario would be one of mutual agreement regarding issues like asset division,
child custody and
spousal support. However there are some issues that could arise in an uncontested divorce situation that you may not have been expecting.
An uncontested divorce is sometimes a cover-up for one party to protect something. If you were the one who suggested the divorce and you are in the process of dividing assets and debt then you could be cheated out of a fair share of the assets. If your spouse is cooperating entirely with the process then this could mean that they have some assets to hide and that they are using their cooperation as a cover-up to keep you from suspecting anything. It is vital that you seek the legal assistance of a Santa Clarita divorce attorney from Martinelli Law Group to discuss your case and how we can help you.
Filing for Uncontested Divorce
Even if you and your spouse truly are able to agree on the major terms of your divorce, there can be countless smaller details that can be challenging to work through, or even recognize that you need to address. The process of filing and completing a divorce will still be challenging in these cases and since you likely want to find a resolution as soon as possible, it is important to make sure that you have everything correctly squared away. These types of divorces can be more favorable if a couple can go this route. It is often less expensive, will avoid the need for court and can be finalized sooner. To begin the process of a divorce, you will need to petition the court and file the correct documents with the county clerk. There is still a wait period of six months in California even in these cases. That will mean you must hold off until after this period to file your taxes separately or remarry.
Let Our Santa Clarita Divorce Attorney Handle Your Case
Our firm has helped some individuals in the past uncover their spouse's deceit and obtain a truly fair and equal share of the assets. An attorney from our firm will be able to investigate for any hidden bank accounts or help determine the true value of an old car for example. These are ways that a spouse may try to keep an extra and valuable portion of the assets for themselves. You will benefit from the legal assistance of our firm in your case if you choose to work with us. Do not hesitate to retain the legal assistance that you will need from our firm today.