Uncontested Divorce

Springfield Uncontested Divorce Lawyer

Springfield, MO Uncontested Divorce Attorney

Are you and your spouse in agreement on the terms of your divorce? If so, you may qualify for an uncontested divorce, which is a much simpler and more cost-effective way to end your marriage. At Scott G. Taylor, Attorney at Law, our Springfield uncontested divorce lawyer can guide you through the entire process and help you reach a fair and favorable settlement. We understand that divorce is a difficult process, and we are here to provide the compassionate and personalized representation you need.

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What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

In an uncontested divorce, both spouses are in agreement on all terms of the divorce. This includes property division, child custody, child support, and spousal support. If you and your spouse can come to an agreement on all of these issues, you may be able to file for an uncontested divorce.

How to File for an Uncontested Divorce in Missouri

To file for an uncontested divorce in Missouri, you will need to:

  • File a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the Circuit Court
  • Provide the court with a copy of the petition and a copy of your marriage certificate
  • Work with your soon-to-be ex-spouse to create a written agreement that outlines the terms of your divorce
  • Submit your written agreement to the court for approval
  • Complete a settlement agreement and parenting plan
  • Submit these documents to the court for approval
  • Attend a hearing in court
  • Finalize your divorce

While uncontested divorces are generally less complex than contested divorces, it is still in your best interest to work with an experienced attorney who can guide you through the process and ensure your rights are protected. At Scott G. Taylor, P.C., we can help you file the necessary paperwork, ensure you meet all deadlines, and represent you in any court hearings.

How Long Does an Uncontested Divorce Take in Missouri?

Uncontested divorces take much less time than contested divorces. In Missouri, the waiting period for an uncontested divorce is 30 days, which means that your divorce will not be finalized until at least 30 days after you file your petition. However, if you and your spouse have no children, the waiting period is waived and your divorce can be finalized as soon as all paperwork is complete.

Do I Need a Lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce?

While you are not required to hire a lawyer for an uncontested divorce, it is still highly recommended. An attorney can help you understand your rights and legal options, as well as ensure you meet all necessary deadlines and file the correct paperwork. At Scott G. Taylor, P.C., we have helped countless clients navigate the uncontested divorce process and can provide the exceptional guidance you need.

Contact us online or call (417) 487-4244 to learn more about our uncontested divorce services in Springfield, MO.

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