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Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested Divorce Attorneys in Medford

When parties can negotiate a settlement that resolves all the issues in their divorce they should consider pursuing an uncontested divorce.  If you and your spouse cannot reach an agreement, then the only alternative is to utilize the court to resolve the contested matters.  The main advantage of reaching an agreement is that you will have more control and input into the terms.  The reality is that the court has limited time and a negotiated separation agreement will likely produce a better result.  The ability to customize a thoughtful and comprehensive agreement that accounts for the intricacies of your situation can be a beneficial alternative to accepting the court's decision after a trial.  A skilled divorce lawyer who is proficient in Massachusetts divorce law can set realistic expectations and draft a fair and reasonable separation agreement.

What is an Uncontested Divorce?

In an uncontested divorce the parties reach a mutual agreement as to the terms of the divorce, such as property division, child custody, alimony, and visitation.  The terms of the divorce must be put in writing and presented to the judge.  The written agreement is known as a Separation Agreement and the judge will review the agreement to ensure that it is fair and reasonable.  This is different from a contested divorce where the judge presides over a trial where he/she will consider all the evidence and make a decision as to the terms of the divorce.

Advantages of a Massachusetts Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce can offer many advantages when the parties are able to agree to the terms.  By negotiating an agreement, you will have input, control, and flexibility over the terms and conditions of your separation agreement.  You can work with an attorney to craft an agreement that is specifically customized to fit the needs of your situation.  You will also have the peace of mind of knowing the terms of your separation instead of having a judge make the decisions for you after a trial.  Finally, there can be significant financial savings when hiring an attorney for an uncontested divorce, whereas the expense of litigating a contested divorce can be much more expensive depending on the circumstances of your case.

If you have questions about a Massachusetts uncontested divorce please do not hesitate to call Lambert Legal for a no obligation consultation at 781-754-6822

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Lambert Legal is a family law and divorce firm in Medford, Massachusetts. We serve clients throughout the Middlesex County area including Winchester, Somerville, Cambridge, Malden, Arlington, Woburn, Burlington, Boston, Essex County, and Suffolk County. Call For Free Consultation: 781-754-6822