If you and your spouse are able to reach an agreement about all of the issues in your divorce, you are to be congratulated. An uncontested divorce is not only less expensive than a contested divorce, but it also leaves both sides in better emotional health.
At the law firm of Singer Pistiner, P.C., in Scottsdale, Arizona, our lawyers assist clients in uncontested divorces. Our lawyers will draft your documents and ensure that you get everything you think you are getting.
Protecting Your Interests in an Uncontested Divorce
Even when two people are in agreement about issues such as marital property division, spousal maintenance, child custody and support, it’s important to have your divorce papers reviewed by an experienced family law attorney. Here are examples of things that could go wrong if you draft the documents yourself:
- Your documents may not have enough specificity. For example, you may ask your spouse to pay you $30,000 when he or she sells the house but neglect to put in a date when the house must be sold. Without a date, your spouse could go on living in the home and never send you a check.
- You may not get everything you are entitled to have under Arizona law. For example, you have a right to an equitable division of all community property, including retirement accounts. However, if you don’t ask for your share of your spouse’s retirement assets, you won’t get it. You only get what you ask for.
Our lawyers will review your agreement and ensure that you receive everything you are entitled to receive under Arizona law. However, we will not create issues where none need to exist. Our goal is to help you reach an out-of-court settlement. Two people who know each other can almost always make better decisions than a judge who may only see you twice in your life.
Simple Divorce Attorneys Serving Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler and Mesa
For more information, please feel free to call our Scottsdale uncontested divorce attorneys at 602-264-0110 or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation. From our office on Camelback Road, we represent clients throughout the Scottsdale metropolitan area in Arizona.