It has come to divorce. Time to batten down the hatches and prepare for war, right? Ideally, no.
For most people going through a divorce, an all-out legal battle is not ideal or even necessary. Don’t get us wrong, there are some cases where litigation will be necessary. Some examples would include if a party is being unreasonable in negotiation, or if there is a question as to what the party is entitled to under the law. But you may be surprised to learn that most people should be, and ultimately are, able to finish their divorce simply without court intervention.
In fact, at BTL Family Law, our experience has taught us that most people are seeking a simple and straightforward end to their marriage. These individuals do not want to waste their time or hard-earned money in extended court battles. This is why many people contact our office asking about simplified or uncontested divorces.
Simplified and Uncontested Divorces
For most, this process includes simply filing the necessary paperwork with the court to get the process started, reaching an agreement with their spouses, and then filing the final agreement with the court.
We understand that not every client needs or wants to go to court. We are careful to protect our clients’ interests and legal rights-not create problems where they do not already exist. We look to help facilitate the uncontested divorce process however possible.
We can do this by simply drafting documents for clients, helping during the negotiation process, or by providing whatever other help is needed along the way.
Everyone Wants a Simple Divorce, But Be Prepared In Case It Is Not
We try to help clients finish their cases as efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, though, sometimes court intervention is necessary. We understand you want to finish your case without the hassle of going to court. But the need for trial may arise at any time.
Because of this uncertainty, it is important to always begin your case with the thought that your case may end up at trial. This way, you are both trying to settle the case in a way that works for you while also preparing for all possible outcomes, including trial. Otherwise, you unnecessarily risk being unprepared to defend your rights at trial.