There's often a fair amount ambiguity between couples that immediately consider their situation to be uncontested, as opposed to contested. Uncontested is referred to when both parties agree, or think they would agree, that their divorce will be amicably decided upon from start to finish. It is possible, but rare. Whether your case is contested, or uncontested, every divorce case is complicated and couples often overlook minor details that eventually lead to a legal disagreement. Know your facts. Be organized and communicative. Lastly, it's recommended to have an experienced attorney by your side.

The breakup of a marriage leaves you vulnerable. In Georgia uncontested divorce cases, where couples agree on pertinent issues, it is still important to have guidance from an experienced Georgia divorce attorney to make sure your rights are protected. At Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor, we have been serving clients throughout the area since 1988. Our team works with you to help resolve your case quickly, while ensuring you get what you are entitled to as part of any settlement.

Divorce Settlement Agreements

In uncontested divorce cases, couples agree to the terms of a settlement agreement, rather than having a judge decide the matter. Under Georgia divorce laws, issues to be resolved before your divorce becomes final include division of marital property and assets and whether spousal support, or alimony, should be paid. In making these decisions, factors to consider include:

  • The length of the marriage and the age and health of each party;
  • Each spouse’s income and earning potential;
  • The contributions each made in accumulating assets;
  • Any career or educational sacrifices either party made in support of the other or the marriage.

Child custody and support is another key issue to carefully consider during an uncontested divorce. You should be clear on your options in matters such as joint custody, plans for school breaks and holidays, and financial responsibility for health and educational expenses before making any agreements or signing any documents.

For personalized, professional legal guidance in these and other matters, call or contact Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor online to request a consultation with one of our Georgia uncontested divorce lawyers today.

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