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Uncontested Divorce Attorney in Westlake Village

Helping You Amicably Dissolve Your Marriage

If you and your spouse have made the difficult decision to end the marriage, you’ll next need to consider the many details that must be addressed in order to officially complete the divorce. How will marital assets be divided? Who will pay spousal support? Are there any joint debts that need to be accounted for? Questions like these are best answered with the help of an experienced divorce lawyer in Westlake Village.

Couples who can mutually agree upon the terms of their divorce are in a much better position to complete the process quickly and painlessly. This is what’s known as an uncontested divorce, and compared to contested divorces these are considerably faster, more convenient, cheaper, and far less stressful.

If you’re interested in an uncontested dissolution, contact my Westlake office at (805) 633-4999. I would be happy to meet with you during a free consultation to discuss your case and the best steps for moving forward.

What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

Often referred to as “simple divorce,” uncontested dissolution occurs when a couple agrees on every issue necessary to conclusively and effectively terminate the marriage. Unlike contested divorces, uncontested dissolutions do not involve any disputes, nor do they include unresolved consequences. All divorce-related terms and conditions are amicably settled out of court, without the need for judicial adjudication.

The legal process behind a simple divorce, or an uncontested divorce comes from the statutes in California, the rules of the Court, as well as any regulations from the local courts where you are filing your divorce.

The steps include:

  1. File the divorce petition and pay the court fee.
  2. Serve your spouse with divorce papers.
  3. Provide your terms for settling property, debts, and other assets.
  4. Prepare the Marital Settlement Agreement.
  5. File a Request to Enter Default.
  6. The Final Judgment by the courts.
  7. The courts will issue the official date the divorce has been finalized, which will be at least 6 months from the day you filed your petition.
  8. You must agree to all the terms in order to settle the case as an uncontested divorce.

If you and your spouse have children under the age of 18, your uncontested divorce must go to court. Even if you can mutually agree to the terms of your divorce, the court will need to be involved in order to determine matters related to child custody and support. If any objection to the ruling occurs during the process of dissolution, legal counsel will need to intervene and the divorce may be deemed as “contested.”

For a Free Consultation, Contact My Office Today

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff, I’m here to help you and your spouse amicably end the marriage. With more than 35 years of experience behind me, I know how to handle these cases in a way that will best help you feel comfortable and confident throughout the process. It’s my goal to make your divorce as stress-free as possible.

Contact my office today for a free and confidential consultation. I can be reached at (805) 633-4999.

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Happy Clients

  • In a very difficult time in my life, Mr. Graff provided excellent service to me.

    “In a very difficult time in my life, Mr. Graff provided excellent service to me. Patient with my process, he was always prompt to return my calls, and gave me realistic advice. While other lawyers might be evasive in an effort to prolong the process (hence their fees), Mr. Graff was straightforward and eager to conclude the proceedings quickly in an effort to minimize my pain.”

    Melissa

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    “I selected Jeff to represent me because he specialized divorce cases and had worked with the Ventura County judges for many years. He was very patient with me as dealt with the emotions of getting a divorce after a 19-year marriage, and helped me through the terrible stress of facing my ex-spouse and being in the courtroom. He gave me very good advice on how to manage the property settlement, especially on when I should capitulate and when I should hold my ground. I felt that he always had my best interest in mind (rather than just collecting his fee) and worked diligently to bring the case to a fair conclusion.”

    Mrs. M