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How to Get an Uncontested Divorce

Many people have the impression that divorce is always fraught with pain and drama. However, some couples are able to amicably separate and move on with their lives. Could an uncontested divorce be right for you?

What is an uncontested divorce?

Your dissolution of marriage can be granted if you and your spouse agree on how to divide your marital property and your debts, how to settle child custody and support issues and how to deal with spousal support.

Can I get an uncontested divorce?

If you and your spouse are on civil terms, you may be able to work out an uncontested divorce. Generally, this a less expensive and less upsetting version of divorce litigation. If you can agree on most—if not everything—you can work with mediators or lawyers to iron out the last few details, and avoid having to go to court.

When is an uncontested divorce not advisable?

Uncontested divorces are not available when you can’t come to a compromise. For example, imagine that you have assets and children. You and your spouse are able to decide how to separate your property, but cannot decide how to handle custody and child support. That’s a major issue that will need to be resolved either by a mediator or a court.

It is also not advisable to have an uncontested divorce if you were unable to access marital funds or assets. It’s always best to see an attorney to learn more about your options, especially if you believe that you may be a victim of abuse or your spouse is hiding assets.

Want to find out if an uncontested divorce could work for you? Call the skilled divorce attorneys at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. in St. Paul, MN today.

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  • "With Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A., it is like having a family physician. They are all knowledgeable, thorough, comforting, and the only call I need to make for all my legal needs for many years to come. No matter what the matter, I totally trust their advice and commitment to me and my family." - J.N.

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  • "I chose APH after my initial consultation with Mary. I felt my best interest would be represented. The entire process went excellent, the attorneys and staff communicated effectively and efficiently with me throughout the process as they needed to. Being new to the legal process and verbiage, they walked me and talked me through the next steps and the jargon, I felt completely comfortable and represented. I hope I never have to use legal services again but if I do I will call Mary at APH Law and know that I will be taken care of." - Jeff M.

  • "Divorce is a time of emotion and stress. Mary Pfeifer , My lawyer was professional and compassionate. She was very informative through the process. Her insight helped me in my decisions. She worked hard to obtain a settlement which was fair to both parties.Though, I hope I won't need her help again. It is reassuring to know a good person that is willing to help." - Rod S.

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