Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested Divorce

Pasadena Divorce Lawyer and Mediator


If you and your spouse can agree completely on all of the issues pertaining to the dissolution of your marriage prior to filing the legal paperwork, then you can accomplish an uncontested divorce without ever having to go to court. As a Pasadena divorce attorney, Mark Baer can prepare all of the necessary legal documents to be submitted to the family court on behalf of you and your spouse to accomplish this. The advantages of an uncontested divorce are that you and your spouse can avoid courtroom litigation, which will make your divorce less time-consuming, stressful, and expensive. In order to do this, however, you will have to come to an acceptable settlement agreement on all of the pertinent issues, such as division of marital property and debts, child custody, child support, visitation, and spousal support.

In cases where couples have been married for a relatively short time without marital assets such as a family home or without children, an uncontested divorce may be the appropriate solution. Under California law, a no-fault divorce may be granted when there is an irretrievable breakdown in the marriage without hope of reconciliation. California allows a Summary Dissolution of Marriage, which is a simplified divorce for couples who qualify. Some of the qualifications for this type of divorce are that the couple has been married less than 5 years, have no children, the wife is not currently pregnant, and they have community property that is not worth more than $25,000.

If you and your spouse wish to proceed with an uncontested divorce, the Pasadena divorce lawyer at the firm can prepare and finalize all of the legal paperwork necessary, including the terms of the divorce judgment. He will then file the papers, arrange for them to be signed by both parties, and submit them to the court. To get the legal guidance you need in arranging your uncontested divorce, it is recommended that you consult with him as soon as possible.

Contact the Pasadena divorce attorney at the firm if you and your spouse need to complete an uncontested divorce in or around the Pasadena area.