There are two kinds of divorces, contested and uncontested.
In a contested divorce, the parties cannot agree on terms with the divorce. The terms of a divorce include, child support, spousal support, parenting arrangements, and property division. In a contested divorce, the parties cannot resolve some or all of these issues on their own. In an uncontested divorce, the spouses have reached an agreement on all issues and do not need the court to divide assets or make determinations about terms of the divorce. As such, the only thing left for the lawyer to do is draft the agreement and file for divorce with the Courts. The uncontested divorce process moves through the system more quickly and creates less of a financial burden for both parties as the bulk of legal costs come from parties being unable to reach an agreement on the terms of the divorce.
Divorce Lawyers Protect Your Rights in Contested vs Uncontested Divorce
Having qualified legal representation is essential to the protection of your interests. Even in the most amicable divorce proceedings, the assistance of a qualified and experienced lawyer can help to ensure a favorable outcome in either a contested or uncontested divorce. The divorce lawyers at Resolve Legal Group offer clients comprehensive representation in all aspects of divorce. Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, our divorce lawyers conduct a thorough review of your situation and advise you of your legal options for your unique case.
In the event that your divorce is uncontested, our family lawyers can assist you with drafting your agreement or reviewing an existing agreement. By reviewing an existing agreement, our family law lawyers will determine if your existing agreement will be binding in court and whether or not it protects your interests. If we did not draft the agreement, we will advise you of any provisions that could place you at risk. In drafting these agreements, our divorce lawyers use language that clearly communicates the decisions you and your spouse have negotiated to ensure that your agreements are binding today and into the future.
In a contested divorce, we work closely with you to understand the nature of the disputes and what your expectations are with regard to the outcome. Our team of family lawyers offer multiple approaches to resolving your disputes, mediation and litigation. We are committed to obtaining the best available outcome in the most effective manner for your needs.
Did you know that independent legal advice is one of the requirements for an existing agreement to be legally binding? Make an appointment with one of our family law lawyers to review your existing agreement and receive the independent legal advice you need.
Contact us at 403-229-2365 (Calgary Office) or 403-907-0251 (Cochrane Office) to schedule an initial consultation with a lawyer regarding your divorce options.