Golden, CO, Uncontested Divorce Lawyer

The Drake Law Firm, P.C., facilitates uncontested divorces by helping both parties reach separation agreements.

Uncontested Divorces in Golden, CO

There is a myth that divorces have to be long, drawn-out, and contentious. However, the Drake Law Firm has helped numerous people file for and obtain uncontested divorces. Our Golden, CO, uncontested divorce lawyer will represent you during negotiations. We will work toward creating a separation agreement that we can file with the court so you can obtain your divorce. While this is a common option for people who are ending short marriages without children, we can also help if your situation is more complicated.
Contact our Golden, CO, uncontested divorce lawyer to learn more about the legal process. Then, we can begin negotiating toward an agreement.

What’s Included in a Separation Agreement?

You must create a separation agreement before filing for an uncontested divorce. The agreement will address:
  • Division of property
  • Child custody
  • Visitation schedule
  • Child support
  • Spousal support

Obtaining An Uncontested Divorce

You and your spouse must agree to end the marriage to qualify for an uncontested divorce. Also, you must have lived in Colorado for at least 90 days prior to filing. You will also need to have a separation agreement that’s been signed by both parties. The agreement should cover the division of property, child support, and child custody.
If you and the other party retain attorneys for the uncontested divorce, you will receive your decree of dissolution without going to court. However, if neither or only one side has an attorney, you’ll attend a short hearing. Then, the judge can grant the divorce.

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Why Choose The Drake Law Firm, P.C.?

  • Schedule A Consultation – Discuss your case with us during your consultation.
  • Highly Reviewed and Recognized – The Drake Law Firm, P.C. has numerous five-star reviews on Google, Facebook, Martindale, Birdeye, and other review sites. In addition, Marie E. Drake has been recognized as a top attorney by Avvo and a top lawyer by the American Law Society.
  • Numerous Practice Areas – Our law firm focuses on family law, divorce, child custody and child support.
  • Non-adversarial and Aggressive Legal Strategies – The Drake Law Firm, P.C. helps families  solve disputes through non-adversarial resolution strategies. However, our firm is always ready to litigate cases before a judge.
  • A Firm That Gives Back – Our firm is committed to the community and giving back. By supporting charitable organizations, such as Living Journeys, we hope to make Golden, CO, a better place for everyone.

Negotiation Options

You have three main options for negotiating a separation agreement so you can obtain an uncontested divorce. First, your Golden, CO, uncontested divorce lawyer can help you reach a settlement before you file for divorce. Then, you can submit the separation agreement with the divorce paperwork. This can expedite the process. In fact, you’ll likely receive your divorce decree 91 days after submitting the paperwork.

Second, you can file for divorce and then work toward reaching an agreement. If you do this, you might not be ready 91 days after filing for divorce, so the process might be a bit longer. However, you can still avoid court with this method.

Finally, you can use mediation before or after filing for divorce. A third-party mediator can help you iron out the details of the agreement.

Consult with your Golden, CO, uncontested divorce lawyer to decide which is right for your situation. Then, we can move forward with your case.

What If You Can’t Reach A Separation Agreement?

Our Golden, CO, uncontested divorce lawyer is adept at helping both parties reach an agreement. However, if the other side is not open to negotiations, an agreement won’t be possible. If that occurs, you won’t be able to obtain an uncontested divorce. Instead, we will go before a judge. Our attorney will represent you in court. We will present evidence to help you reach the desired outcome in your divorce case.

Do Both Sides Have To File For Divorce?

You can file a co-petition or by yourself and still obtain an uncontested divorce. In both cases, you will need to work out the separation agreement and get it approved by the judge. Thus, you’ll need to work with the other side through the process, even if you don’t file a joint petition to dissolve your marriage.

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