Your divorce lawyer can assist you with providing various options for divorce. Remember there isn’t just one way to proceed with filing for your divorce. If you and your partner are separating amicably then the other options include:
- Uncontested Divorce
- Joint Divorce
When one partner files for a divorce, and the other partner agrees without dispute, they may both decide to settle the details outside of court. These details may include child custody (parenting orders) and the decision-making power that goes with it, spousal support or child support, and property division. Your lawyer will require less time to draw up the final draft of your separation agreement and settle this type of divorce, which is why an uncontested divorce is more cost-effective and quicker.
In cases of a joint divorce, both parties file for the divorce together. This option incurs significantly reduced costs compared to all other types of divorce. Your lawyer will work with both parties to place your joint needs into a legally binding separation agreement. This process can be fast when the spouses don’t dispute one another.
Posted on Google
- Bon Accord
- Fort Saskatchewan
- Spruce Grove
- St. Albert
- Stony Plain
- Strathcona County
- Sturgeon County
Don't see your location here? Call us at (780) 222-2386 or contact us to find out if we can service your area!
Uncontested Divorce FAQs
An uncontested divorce will still require one party to initiate the divorce proceedings by filing a statement of claim for divorce and having it served on the other party (it cannot be you). However, it is done in anticipation that all the claims and remedies that are being requested are agreed upon. The party who has been served, therefore will not be required to file a statement of defence. The served party will be noted in default and the parties can then proceed with requesting their divorce judgement.
The parent who is not the primary caretaker is considered the access parent. An access parent may have time defined on the weekends from Friday evenings to Sunday evenings including statutory holidays and defined time during holidays. The access time might be every week or every other week.
A child custody lawyer can help you obtain the parenting time you deserve to have with your child(ren). When the parents separate, initially one parent might have the child primarily on the weekdays from Monday to Friday, but the other parent wishes to have equal or shared parenting.
As a child custody lawyer, I can assist you with working towards a plan where you are able to maximize your contact with the children. The Court will always consider what is in the best interests of the child(ren). If you are a hard working, dedicated parent, and not a risk to the child(ren), the Court is of the general opinion that the child(ren) having maximum time with both parents is in the best interests of the child.