Olympia Uncontested Divorce Lawyers
The end of a marriage is difficult. There are times, however, when spouses are able to agree on how they should end their relationship and go their separate ways. Going through the process of what is typically called an “uncontested divorce,” can save time, aggravation, and legal fees for all those involved. This allows you to focus on the most important thing – moving your life forward. While the uncontested process may seem straightforward, there are complications which can arise. Retaining an experienced attorney can help to ensure that your case moves through the system as efficiently as possible. Counsel can help to ensure that your documents are filed properly, that no issues are missed, and that you do not have to make extra trips to Court. Our Olympia uncontested divorce lawyers are able to assist with such matters. We strive to provide quality representation. Call today to schedule a consultation. We also serve Tacoma and other Washington areas.
Attorneys helping those in Olympia, Tacoma, and other Washington areas with the uncontested divorce process
In Washington, spouses who agree on all issues may obtain a Divorce through a shortened court process. The spouses can either enter into a separation agreement that gets filed along with the Petition for Divorce (Dissolution), or they can just file a joint Petition that sets out the agreed terms. The Court is then able to enter the Dissolution Decree as soon as the 90-day cooling off period has ended. There are advantages to each of these approaches, so it is important to consult with an attorney to determine which one would work best for you.
Regardless of which option you choose, the process only works if you and your spouse have reached an agreement on all the issues, including: (1) a parenting plan addressing the residential schedule and child custody, (2) child support, (3) the division of marital assets and debts, and (4) the payment of spousal support, (to name the major ones).
It is best for you and your spouse to have separate attorneys, although either of you may choose to represent yourself. If you and your spouse are committed to working through the issues without going to court, you may also want to consider hiring Collaborative Divorce attorneys who are committed to helping you reach an agreement rather than going to Court.
Once you and your spouse have reached an agreement and filed the Petition, the Court will sign the Dissolution Decree after the 90-day cooling period has passed and the case will be concluded. Prior to signing the Final Decree, the Court may decide to hold a brief hearing to make sure that both sides understand the ramifications of the proposed agreement. Retaining experienced counsel can help you to ensure that unnecessary complications do not arise.
Our Olympia uncontested divorce lawyers will work to complete the process for you in as efficient a manner as possible. Our attorneys will use your initial consultation to help you to understand your options. This includes helping you to realize what settlement terms may, and may not, be in your best interests. We will finalize the agreement with your spouse, or their counsel, and will quickly draft the necessary documents. Should a hearing be necessary, then we will attend it with you. By ensuring that your matter is handled properly, from beginning to end, we will help you from having to go back to Court to litigate matters which are sometimes “left out” or otherwise omitted from settlement agreements. Our goal is to move you through this process effectively so that you may focus on the most important thing – your future. Contact us today.
Our firm also serves the Thurston County cities of Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm, the Pierce County cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, and Lakewood, the Lewis County cities of Centralia, Chehalis, the King County cities of Seattle, Auburn, Bellevue, Burien, and Federal Way, as well as other areas in Washington, including Grays Harbor, Mason, Cowlitz, and Pacific Counties.
Olympia lawyers helping to complete the Washington divorce process as easily as possible
Our lawyers understand that divorce can be heart-wrenching. The sooner you get through the process then, generally speaking, the better your life will be. Our attorneys handle the uncontested process, as well as cases involving collaborative divorce, so that you may move your life forward. We are honored to serve those in Olympia and its surrounding areas, and we take the obligation we have to our clients very seriously.