Family law and the legal matters that surround divorce are a complicated landscape to navigate. There are many pitfalls in the process that can slow or completely stop the outcome you seek, even with seemingly simple procedures such as uncontested divorce. To safeguard your goals and expedite the process, it is best for the people of Edmonton to hire an experienced family law lawyer familiar with navigating the confusing and stressful process of making sure your rights are protected, even in an uncontested divorce situation.
Verhaeghe Law Office has more than 60 years of experience in guiding clients through the complex terrain of the Canadian legal system. Divorce, even uncontested divorce, is stressful, and that is why one of our primary focuses is to clearly explain what to expect and what needs to be done without complicated legal jargon. We do this to give our clients well-deserved peace of mind.
What is an Uncontested Divorce?
There are two main divisions between legal divorce: contested and uncontested. A contested divorce is when the two married individuals cannot come to an agreement on spousal support, child support, estate division, child custody or other factors. Many divorces fall under this category, as the want to annul a marriage is felt more forcefully by one party or they there are complicated points where it is hard to untangle what is owed to the other party.
An uncontested divorce comes about when both partners agree to a divorce and there are few or no issues to overcome.
Who is eligible for an uncontested divorce?
There are a few things you will need to have your divorce categorized as uncontested in Edmonton, Alberta. One of the most important aspects is a clear line of communication between spouses and that they both agree to a divorce. It is important that you and your spouse are on the same page and have open dialogue with each other. Both of you should understand that:
• The divorce will not be filed as contested by either party.
• The process is not technically complicated (easy division of property, child custody and visitation, etc.).
• Either you or your spouse has lived in Alberta for 12 months immediately following a divorce claim.
• There will need to be an exchanged of financial disclosure.
• Each Party will need Independent Legal Advice.
For more information, contact the experienced lawyers at Verhaeghe Law Office.
Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce
The benefits of having an uncontested divorce are many. One obvious point is that the process is a great deal less stressful as you are already aware of the planned outcome and how divisions will be made. This type of divorce is also less expensive as there are significantly less duties and research for a lawyer to perform. It is also likely that neither individual will have to go to court, which is another avoided expense.
We understand that divorce is difficult no matter who you are. That is why we take the time to fully explain to our Edmonton clients what to expect and what they need to do to speed up the process. Even if you are not sure of what kind of divorce your situation qualifies you for, do not hesitate to contact us. We have been providing quality legal services to Edmonton and northern Alberta for multiple decades and take pride in the work we do and the representation we provide.
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