Uncontested Divorce

The term “uncontested divorce” suggests that the respondent spouse read the divorce papers and raised the white flag, conceding the petitioner’s every point. Although a petitioner can win a default judgment in rare cases, most cases of uncontested divorce require the spouses to spend a great deal of time, assisted by their attorneys, negotiating an agreement. In that sense, it’s more of a “pre-contested divorce” because all of the tough negotiating takes place before the deadline for the response.

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The Law Offices of Steven E. Springer has extensive experience producing settlement agreements that achieve the goals that our clients have set for their life after divorce. We succeed because we are:

  • Accessible — Because we communicate frequently with you, you remain engaged and we obtain the information and updates we need to press forward.
  • Prompt — Our commitment to swift action drives progress from both parties.
  • Thorough — Hurrying into a bad agreement is not in your best interest. We find a complete solution to every issue.
  • Affordable — We offer competitive rates for our services, and, because of our built-in efficiencies, deliver results in a cost-effective manner. In addition, we offer each new client afree initial consultation.

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The Uncontested Divorce Process in California

Though “uncontested divorce” may sound passive, it’s intensive work on a tight timeline. With the help of an experienced uncontested divorce lawyer, you can save a great deal of money and heartache. When a petitioner files for divorce, the clock starts ticking on a 60-day period before the respondent spouse must file an answer. However, instead of the petitioner sitting back and waiting, or the respondent preparing an answer, the two can work together with their attorneys to negotiate a settlement of all the necessary issues. When the time comes for the respondent’s answer, the couple presents a signed agreement for the court’s approval. Any issues that are still unresolved at that point become subject of a contested divorce.

Cost-Effective, Lasting Results in Santa Clara County and Alameda County Divorces

Several paths lead to an uncontested divorce. In traditional negotiation, each spouse is represented by an attorney who argues for their respective positions in an adversarial setting. Many couples choose mediation. Their own attorneys prep them, but a neutral mediator guides them toward a mutually beneficial agreement. Couples who still have a high level of trust sometimes choose collaborative divorce, where a single attorney acts as a legal advisor and mediator for both parties. These alternatives are not for everyone, but when they work, couples save a great deal of time and expense. Our Morgan Hill, Fremont, and San Jose family attorneys also provide mediation services to couples in the Morgan Hill and Fremont areas.

Uncontested Divorce Attorneys in Santa Clara County

The Law Offices of Steven E. Springer commits to providing quality legal representation in a comfortable and supportive environment at a reasonable price. We start all of our clients off with a free consultation, where we answer your most pressing questions and establish the basis for a positive working relationship. We recognize that detailed information and direct human contact with your family lawyer go a long way to developing the confidence you need to see your case through to a successful conclusion. That’s why we make every effort to engage with you personally, remain accessible, and deliver prompt results. Contact our firm for answers to all of your California divorce law questions.