Divorce is always stressful, even if you and your spouse agree on the terms. However, an uncontested divorce case can be resolved more quickly, with less expense to both parties involved. You may still need to appear at an informal divorce hearing, and will want an experienced Georgia divorce attorney on your side. The following outlines what you can expect during this process.
What to Expect in a Georgia Uncontested Divorce Hearing
Both contested and uncontested divorces in Georgia begin with a divorce petition filed in the superior court for the county in which you reside. You will be required to fill out a financial declaration, detailing the assets and debts you accumulated over the course of your marriage.
If there are children involved, you will also be required to fill out a parenting plan, detailing how parental responsibilities will be divided. At an uncontested divorce hearing, the judge will hear testimony and review the documents submitted. Provided you agree to the terms, the judge will issue a final order in the case. From start to finish, this may be accomplished in as little as a few months, provided all the appropriate information and supporting documents are submitted.
Let Our Georgia Divorce Attorney Help You
Even in an uncontested divorce case, in which you and your spouse agree on the terms, you still need an experienced Georgia divorce attorney on your side, making sure your rights and best interests are protected. Contact Stearns‑Montgomery & Proctor and request a consultation today to see how we can help in your divorce case.