Your divorce is only as difficult as you and your spouse choose to make it. At the same time, your divorce is only as difficult as your lawyer chooses to make it.
In many divorce cases, a Maryland uncontested divorce lawyer is just who you need to help you get on with your life with a minimum of time, stress and money. Because at the end of the day, you need a family law attorney who won't exacerbate your problems just to earn more fees.
Call us today for a free initial consultation at 443-709-9999 or send an email.
What Is Uncontested Divorce?
Uncontested divorce really means two things:
- Saving time, stress and money. The lawyer you choose can definitely help you save time, stress and money by guiding you and your spouse down the path of least resistance. In an uncontested divorce, you will generally not have to go to court and pay the additional fees associated with a hearing in front of a judge, after a one-year period of separation. If you can agree on major issues, everyone wins.
- Your lawyer takes "ethics" seriously. You may not be able to resolve major problems without the help of the courts and (unfortunately) more time, stress and money. But we don't stake the reputation of our law firm on generating fees for ourselves by dragging out our clients' family law cases — which is every bit a matter of ethical service as returning phone calls.
Sometimes it makes sense to fight. But in the end, fighting costs money, and the wiser decision (generally speaking) is to get your divorce done as quickly and as smoothly as possible.
That's where we come in. Uncontested divorce is a no-fighting divorce. That's not to say that disagreements don't happen or that they won't occur as the case proceeds. But when it comes to uncontested divorce, you're choosing not to fight over your property, your debt or your children.
The Difference Between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce in Maryland
There's a big difference between uncontested and contested divorce cases. Most of the difference lies in the amount of time, money and emotional energy spent on getting divorced or separated. While the actual tactics and strategies used will differ from case to case, a lawyer's response should be to solve problems and reduce conflict - whether the divorce is contested or uncontested - and not make things worse. That's our approach.
The main difference between a contested and contested divorce is time, money and emotions.
- Uncontested divorce. In this type of divorce, the spouses agree on major issues like child custody, spousal support and property division. While a judge must ultimately sign off on the paperwork, you won't have to spend time in the courtroom and you won't have to spend thousands in attorney fees. And uncontested divorce cases are generally much quicker to resolve.
- Contested divorce. As you can imagine, a contested divorce is one in which the spouses don't agree on one (or several) major issues, often revolving around assets and children. Sometimes relatively small issues get in the way of settlement. Litigation is often a big part of contested divorce, including courtroom hearings, as well as orders issued from a judge.
Some cases start out as uncontested and become contested, and vice versa. It's impossible to predict with 100 percent certainty what yours will become, but it is possible to protect your interests.
Uncontested Divorce Lawyers in Baltimore, Maryland
We've been in practice since 1992. We've handled thousands of cases in nearly every courthouse in Maryland. If you're looking for a Maryland uncontested divorce lawyer, here you'll find ethical and dedicated legal representation in all divorce and family law matters.
Call us today for a free initial consultation at 443.701.4322, toll free at 800.219.1302, or send an e-mail.