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Temecula Uncontested Divorce Attorneys

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Divorce is rarely ever easy, and it is understandable that many people want to avoid the legal process altogether. However, if you and your spouse are able to agree on all the terms of your divorce, you may be able to move forward with an uncontested divorce. At Camarata & Fuller, LLP, our lawyers can help you and your spouse reach an agreement and finalize your divorce as quickly and efficiently as possible. With offices in Temecula and Murrieta, we serve clients throughout Riverside and San Diego Counties.

For more information about uncontested divorce, call (951) 225-1540 or contact us online today. We offer free, confidential consultations.

What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

In an uncontested divorce, the two parties agree on all the terms of the divorce, such as child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division. This means that there are no issues that need to be decided by a judge. Because of this, uncontested divorces are typically much quicker and less expensive than contested divorces.

Uncontested divorces are often ideal for couples who:

  • Do not have children
  • Have minor children and can agree on a parenting plan
  • Have been married for a short period of time
  • Have a prenuptial agreement in place
  • Have limited assets or debts
  • Are able to communicate and cooperate with each other

Even if you and your spouse agree on most of the terms of your divorce, it is still a good idea to meet with a lawyer. A lawyer can help ensure that you are making the right decisions and that your rights and interests are fully protected.

What Is the Process for an Uncontested Divorce in California?

The process for an uncontested divorce in California is relatively simple. However, it is important to follow all the necessary steps to ensure that your divorce is legally binding.

Here is what you need to do to file for an uncontested divorce in California:

  1. File the appropriate divorce papers with the court. This includes the Petition (Form FL-100), the Summons (Form FL-110), and the Property Declaration (Form FL-105). The Petition is the most important document, as it details the terms of your divorce. You will need to provide the court with information about your marriage, your finances, and your children. You will also need to explain the reasons for your divorce.
  2. Have your spouse served with divorce papers. In California, you are not allowed to serve your spouse with divorce papers yourself. You can ask a friend, a relative, or a professional process server to deliver the papers to your spouse. You will need to provide proof to the court that your spouse was served.
  3. Wait for your spouse to respond. Your spouse has 30 days to respond to the divorce papers. If your spouse does not respond, you can request a default judgment. If your spouse does respond, you can move forward with your divorce.
  4. Finalize your divorce agreement. You and your spouse will need to agree on a divorce settlement that covers all the terms of your divorce. This includes child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, and the division of property and assets. If you and your spouse are unable to agree on these issues, you may need to go to court.
  5. Submit your divorce agreement to the court. Once you and your spouse have agreed to all the terms of your divorce, you can submit your divorce agreement to the court for review. If the judge approves your agreement, your divorce will be finalized.

If you have children, you and your spouse will also need to complete a Child Custody and Visitation (Parenting Time) Application Attachment (Form FL-341) and a Child Custody and Visitation Order (Form FL-341). These documents will need to be filed with the court as well.

How Much Does an Uncontested Divorce Cost in California?

One of the main advantages of an uncontested divorce is that it is typically much less expensive than a contested divorce. In California, the cost of an uncontested divorce is generally between $1,500 and $3,000. This includes the court filing fees, which are $435 in Riverside County and $450 in San Diego County.

The cost of an uncontested divorce can vary depending on a number of factors, such as how much time it takes for you and your spouse to reach an agreement and whether or not you have children. If you have children, you may need to hire a mediator to help you and your spouse resolve any child custody issues. This can add to the overall cost of your divorce.

At Camarata & Fuller, LLP, we understand that divorce is a difficult and stressful time for our clients. We strive to provide compassionate and personalized legal counsel to help make the process as easy and stress-free as possible. Our lawyers can help you and your spouse reach an agreement and finalize your divorce as quickly and efficiently as possible.

What Are the Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce?

In addition to being less expensive, uncontested divorces also tend to be much quicker than contested divorces. In California, there is a mandatory six-month waiting period for all divorces. This means that you cannot get a divorce until at least six months after you have filed your Petition. However, if you and your spouse agree on all the terms of your divorce, you may be able to finalize your divorce as soon as the six-month waiting period is over.

Uncontested divorces are also generally less stressful than contested divorces. When a divorce goes to court, a judge has the power to make decisions about your life and your future. This can be very stressful and can create a lot of uncertainty. When you and your spouse agree on all the terms of your divorce, you have much more control over the outcome.

Finally, uncontested divorces are generally much less contentious than contested divorces. This is especially important if you have children. When parents are able to work together and cooperate with each other, it can make the divorce process much easier on the children.

Do I Need a Lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce?

You are not required to hire a lawyer to file for an uncontested divorce in California. However, it is generally a good idea to have a lawyer on your side, even if you and your spouse agree on all the terms of your divorce. A lawyer can help ensure that you are making the right decisions and that your rights and interests are fully protected.

At Camarata & Fuller, LLP, our lawyers can help you with all aspects of an uncontested divorce, including:

  • Preparing and filing the appropriate divorce papers
  • Communicating with your spouse and his or her lawyer
  • Reviewing your divorce settlement and making sure that it is fair
  • Representing you during your divorce hearing
  • Answering any questions you may have about the divorce process

Our lawyers can help you and your spouse reach an agreement and finalize your divorce as quickly and efficiently as possible. We understand that divorce is a difficult and stressful time for our clients, and we strive to provide compassionate and personalized legal counsel.

Call (951) 225-1540 or contact us online today to learn more about our uncontested divorce services. We offer free, confidential consultations.

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