21 Nov Save Time, Money and Agony with a Friendly Divorce
If you would like to save money on your divorce, you may want to consider a friendly divorce. While the word “divorce” and the word “friendly” seem to be antonyms, many couples opt for a “friendly divorce” to save money and part on somewhat amicable terms. Also called an Uncontested Divorce, this process allows the couple to get a divorce without the help of an attorney.
Benefits of friendly, or Uncontested Divorce
- Less monetary investment by forgoing court and attorney fees. If you opt to divorce without going into a legal battle, you can save thousands of dollars. Some couples, particularly those with large estates, can save hundreds of thousands of dollars.
- Fewer hurt feelings–if the family includes children, this goes a long way toward helping them adjust to the new family reality.
- Less time spent on the divorce process so you can begin to move on with your life more quickly.
How it works
According to Attorneys.com, a friendly, or Uncontested Divorce occurs when both parties agree about division of property and custody and a visitation schedule for their children. Since there is no disagreement, no trial is required.
If you decide to pursue an Uncontested Divorce, California Document Preparers begins by preparing a blueprint for the process, defining the roles all parties play.
Identifying assets and liabilities
The next step is outlining your financial assets and liabilities. We provide you with the forms and information you need to list and disclose all financial factors, including debts, income, assets and expenses, using the correct format required by your local court system.
Once the assets and liabilities have been listed and you have agreed to the separation of those items, we will help you prepare a comprehensive judgment that outlines your agreement, including the property division to which you have agreed. If you have children, the judgment will also include your custody, visitation and child support plan.
California Document Preparers helps couples get Uncontested Divorces, saving significant time and money. Stop in to one of our three Bay Area offices today and we’ll help you get started.