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Divorce and Custody

Divorces Starting at Just $950

If you need a divorce, call me today! I have helped countless people get divorced so they can move on with their lives, and I want to help you. I handle both uncontested and contested divorces.

Download a divorce worksheet here. Fill out the required information, and return it by email, snail mail, or in person, to my office before your appointment to make your divorce as easy and pain-free as possible.

I offer my services for an uncontested divorce starting at $950. If you can't afford that amount up front, I offer a flexible payment plan to help you get the process started, with as little as $400 down. I will meet with you, explain the process, and get your paperwork started so that you and your spouse know the exact terms of the divorce.

It costs nothing to call me. Let me help you in this difficult time in your life.

What Does “Uncontested” Mean?

An uncontested divorce is a divorce where you and your spouse can come to an agreement about the terms of you divorce. From marital property to marital debts, if you can reach an agreement on how to divide them, I can get you divorced in the shortest amount of time allowed by law.

The Divorce Process

All divorces are started with a formal pleading called a “Complaint”. After the Complaint is filed, a divorce proceeds differently depending on whether it is contested or uncontested.

Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce proceeds with the execution of a “Marital Dissolution Agreement” and, if minor children are involved, a “Parenting Plan” that spells out details such as custody and child support. Once these documents have been agreed upon and executed by both you and your spouse, you merely wait for the prescribed waiting period to expire (60 days if no minor children are involved, or 90 days if there are minor children involved), and I will submit a “Final Decree of Divorce” for approval by the Judge. You are not normally required to appear in court. Once your Final Decree of Divorce is approved by a Judge, you are divorced!

Contested Divorce

A contested divorce proceeds from the initial filing of the Complaint into the “discovery” phase. During this phase, I will submit questions to and request answers and documents from your spouse or spouse's attorney. Once this process has been completed, we will move toward “mediation”. Mediation is a process whereby a neutral third-party, an attorney referred to as the “mediator” hears your side and your spouse's side, and attempts to facilitate a compromise between the two of you.

If an agreement can be reached, the divorce then proceeds much like an uncontested divorce from this point. You and your spouse will sign the mediation agreement that you agreed upon, which will then be incorporated into a Marital Dissolution Agreement and, if necessary, a Parenting Plan. Once the prescribed mandatory waiting period expires (60 days if no minor children are involved, or 90 days if there are minor children involved), a Final Decree of Divorce will be submitted for a Judge's approval, and, once approved, you are divorced!

If an agreement cannot be reached in mediation, the divorce will proceed towards trial. A trial date will be set where you and your spouse will go before a Judge, call witnesses and present evidence, and the Judge will determine the division of property, debts, as well as child custody and support.


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