Uncontested Divorce Lawyers | Salt Lake City, UT

An uncontested divorce does not need to be an ugly battle between the spouses. Many couples who decide to end their marriage in Utah can effectively work out the details of child support, spousal support, and property division on their own. The uncontested divorce process is reasonable, affordable, and usually quicker than a contested divorce. 

If you and your spouse can agree on all of the issues involved in your divorce, seeking an uncontested divorce will save you time, money, and stress. Working with a Utah divorce attorney is especially important if you and your spouse have been married for several years or longer or own family assets that have become entangled.


Discuss Your Divorce Case With a Skilled Salt Lake City Attorney

If you are interested in pursuing an uncontested divorce but would like to learn more, the skilled divorce attorneys at Read Law are here to help. Even if you agree about all the major issues in your divorce, a divorce attorney will help you accurately value and divide your property. Even in the shortest and simplest marriages, there will usually be an item or two whose ownership needs to be changed. Our law firm will ensure that you complete all of the required paperwork and that your uncontested divorce is finalized as quickly as possible. Contact our Salt Lake City law office today to schedule your free 30 minute initial consultation and learn more about our uncontested divorce services.


The Difference Between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce

The main difference between a contested and uncontested divorce involves whether or not the spouses can agree on all of the significant issues in a divorce. Division of assets, child custody, and spousal support are issues on which spouses will frequently disagree. If you and your spouse can agree on all of these important issues, you will be able to complete an uncontested divorce. However, if you disagree on one or more of these issues, your divorce will be considered contested. Even with a contested divorce, you may be able to resolve some of the contested issues before having to go to trial, reducing your expenses and the time it takes to resolve your divorce.


The Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce

Many benefits come with pursuing an uncontested divorce. First, uncontested divorces are typically completed more quickly than contested divorce. You will be able to skip many of the steps involved in a contested divorce, cutting down the time significantly. Second, uncontested divorces are almost always less expensive than contested divorces. They are also less complicated for everyone involved, including your children. 

In many cases, it is easier for spouses to stay civil and positive while going through an uncontested divorce. If both spouses can complete their uncontested divorce, they will not be required to go through mediation or go to trial. As a result, uncontested divorces are often less traumatic for children than contested divorces.


The Uncontested Divorce Process

The first step in pursuing an uncontested divorce is to make sure you and your spouse agree on all of the significant issues involved in your divorce. When you and your spouse agree on all significant issues, you can start the uncontested divorce by filing a stipulation. You will need to wait 30 days. Then you will be able to file the final divorce documents. As long as both parties agree about the final documents, the judge overseeing your case will review them and then close your case.

At Read Law, we sit down with our clients and answer any questions about the uncontested divorce process. We will discuss all the relevant issues in your case and advise you of any red flags or issues that could concern your unique case. We will put together a legal strategy for your uncontested divorce. We will advise you of all of the paperwork you will need to put together, review the documents with you and file the paperwork. The court may request at least one hearing before granting the divorce petition after all other requirements have been met. 


How Much Does an Uncontested Divorce Cost?

It is impossible to predict how much your uncontested divorce will cost. However, pursuing an uncontested divorce is more affordable than pursuing a contested divorce in almost every case. Uncontested divorces are typically resolved more quickly, resulting in fewer legal bills for both spouses. For example, you will not have to go to trial in an uncontested divorce, your attorney will not need to prepare discovery for that trial, reducing your legal fees significantly.

If your uncontested divorce does not require court appearances in any special documentation, the cost will be affordable. If you would like to get a better idea of how much an uncontested divorce will cost, we recommend scheduling an initial consultation with Read Law.


The Benefits of Consulting With an Attorney for Your Uncontested Divorce

When people have agreed to pursue an uncontested divorce, they may be wondering why they would need to hire an attorney. If the process is so simple, they assume they can do it themselves. Utah residents can indeed pursue an uncontested divorce without legal representation from an attorney. However, even though uncontested divorces are less complicated and quicker than a contested divorce, the laws around these cases are still complex. 

An attorney can help you make sure that you meet all of the requirements for an uncontested divorce in Utah. They can also help you properly complete each phase of the uncontested divorce process. Your attorney can help you prepare the documents that you will need to complete and file them so that your divorce can be finalized. If there are any issues while you are going through the process, your attorney will represent you and handle all of the interactions with the court, so you do not have to be concerned about them. If you have questions about uncontested divorce, contact Read Law today to schedule your free 30-minute consultation.

Salt Lake City Divorce Attorney Reviews

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Liz S.

David Read and his office staff were wonderful to work with. They helped me and my father work through his divorce as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Staff was incredibly professional and answered every question with knowledge and accuracy. I would recommend the Law Office of David W. Read to anyone having to go through a divorce, or any other family law needs. 5-Star Review on Google.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Meet S.

I absolutely love this law office! They made the divorce process simple and easy. They were quick to respond to any questions I had and they took care of everything. They also made everything affordable. I highly recommend! 5-Star Review on Google

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