At Green & Associates, we understand that legal fees for amicable divorces are an issue and we're here to help you. Call us today at 732-390-0480 for a free consultation and ask us about our flat fees for uncontested divorces.
Limited uncontested divorces generally require that a complaint for divorce is filed and after a docket number is obtained from the court, the other party is served with a summons and complaint. Thereafter, the other party may acknowledge service of the summons and complaint with an acknowledgment of service. If the other party is not answering or putting in an appearance in the case, they may waive their 35 days to answer the complaint. Alternatively, service may be accomplished via a process server.
Ultimately, a property or marital settlement agreement is drafted which contains all the terms of your divorce. Terms such as child custody, child support, alimony or spousal support and equitable distribution of assets such as the marital home, retirement accounts, pensions, jewelry are all part of the property settlement agreement. If the parties can come to terms within the first three to four months of the filing of the complaint, a default or uncontested divorce may then be put through with the court. An early and amicable settlement such as this avoids costly litigation that may then be court notice and court ordered that ultimately leads to a trial. The parties may choose to avoid lengthy discovery, early settlement panel, economic mediation, intensive settlement conference with the court and a trial if they settle early in the process.
Let us know if we can help you achieve your goal to avoid a lengthy and costly divorce. Call us today at 732-390-0480 for a free consultation in our East Brunswick office. We are located on Route 18 North in East Brunswick right between Cranbury Road and Milltown Road exits.