Divorce and Family Law

At some point, divorcing spouses will need to divide their property between them. Parties may be able to come to an agreement as to what constitutes an “equitable distribution” of property through a kitchen table discussion, attorney facilitated settlement or mediation, or they may require the court’s assistance. When a court is involved, it must first classify the couple’s property as separate, marital or hybrid. This distinction is important as only marital property and the martial portion of hybrid property is subject to equitable distribution.

Divorcing couples may agree on what is in the best interests of their children and be able to work out custody and visitation issues.  They may even be able to agree upon equitable distribution of their retirement accounts and personal effects. But for many, the issue of spousal support becomes a sticking point.

An uncontested divorce is typically the most efficient, economical path to divorce. In an uncontested divorce, the parties are able to agree on all issues regarding property and debt, spousal support, child support, and child custody and visitation. This agreement is reduced to writing, and no court appearance is necessary. An uncontested divorce may be simple or complex.

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