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St. Joseph Uncontested Divorce Lawyers

Divorce Lawyers Serving St. Joseph, Platte City, and the Surrounding Areas

If you and your spouse have agreed to the dissolution of your marriage, you may be able to pursue an uncontested divorce. This is a simplified process that does not require litigation. Our attorneys have helped many clients through this process and can offer you the support you need.

At Kranitz, Sadoun & Carpenter, our St. Joseph uncontested divorce attorneys have more than 100 years of combined legal experience. We understand the process and can guide you from start to finish. We are committed to providing the compassionate and effective representation you deserve.

For a confidential consultation, call (816) 551-2482 or online to speak with a divorce lawyer in St. Joseph, MO.

What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

In Missouri, a divorce is considered uncontested when both spouses agree on all the terms of the divorce. This means they agree on how to divide property, how to handle debt, and whether one spouse will receive alimony. In some cases, the spouses may have children together and agree on child custody, child support, and visitation as well.

Uncontested divorces are generally less stressful, less time-consuming, and less expensive than contested divorces. If you are interested in pursuing an uncontested divorce in St. Joseph, Platte City, or the surrounding areas, our attorneys can help you navigate the process.

How to File for an Uncontested Divorce in Missouri

If you and your spouse agree on all the terms of your divorce, you will need to take the following steps to initiate the process:

  • Prepare and file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
  • Prepare and file a Settlement Agreement
  • Prepare and file a Parenting Plan (if you and your spouse have children)
  • Serve your spouse with the divorce papers
  • Wait for your spouse to respond
  • Attend a court hearing
  • Finalize the divorce

Our uncontested divorce attorneys in St. Joseph can help you draft the necessary paperwork and ensure everything is filed correctly and on time. We can also represent you in court and help you finalize the divorce. If you need guidance through the uncontested divorce process, we are here for you.

Uncontested Divorce vs. Contested Divorce

Uncontested divorces differ from contested divorces in that they do not require litigation. In a contested divorce, the spouses cannot agree on the terms of the divorce, so the court will have to decide the terms for them. This involves going to court, presenting evidence, and arguing the case. Uncontested divorces are generally faster, more affordable, and less stressful than contested divorces.

However, uncontested divorces are not always an option. In some cases, the spouses cannot agree on how to divide property, handle debt, or address child-related issues. Even if the spouses are in agreement, they may still need to go to court if there are complex legal issues involved. Our uncontested divorce lawyers in St. Joseph can help you determine if an uncontested divorce is possible and guide you through the process.

Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce

There are several benefits to pursuing an uncontested divorce in Missouri. If you and your spouse can agree on all the terms of the divorce, you will likely be eligible for an uncontested divorce.

Uncontested divorces are beneficial because they are:

  • Less stressful: Uncontested divorces are generally less stressful than contested divorces because the spouses do not have to go to court to settle their issues. This can save a lot of time, money, and emotional energy.
  • More affordable: Uncontested divorces are also more affordable because they do not require litigation. The spouses can save on court costs, attorney fees, and other expenses.
  • More private: Uncontested divorces are more private because the spouses do not have to air their issues in court. This can help them protect their privacy and maintain a more amicable relationship.

Our uncontested divorce lawyers in St. Joseph can help you determine if an uncontested divorce is the right choice for you. We can review the details of your situation and help you understand your legal options. If an uncontested divorce is possible, we can guide you through the process. If it is not, we can help you pursue a contested divorce.

How Long Does an Uncontested Divorce Take?

It is difficult to predict how long an uncontested divorce will take because every case is unique. However, uncontested divorces are generally faster than contested divorces. While a contested divorce can take months or even years to finalize, an uncontested divorce can often be finalized in a matter of weeks. Our uncontested divorce attorneys in St. Joseph can help you understand the timeline and guide you through the process.

How Our St. Joseph Uncontested Divorce Attorneys Can Help

Our attorneys can help you with all aspects of the uncontested divorce process, including:

  • Preparing and filing the necessary paperwork: We can help you draft the necessary documents, including the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, Settlement Agreement, and Parenting Plan (if applicable). We can also ensure everything is filed correctly and on time.
  • Serving your spouse with the divorce papers: We can help you serve your spouse with the divorce papers and ensure they are properly notified of the proceedings.
  • Representing you in court: If you and your spouse are in agreement, you will likely not have to go to court. However, you may still have to attend a brief court hearing to finalize the divorce. We can represent you in court and help you present your case.
  • Helping you finalize the divorce: We can help you finalize the divorce and ensure all the necessary steps are taken.

Throughout the process, our uncontested divorce attorneys in St. Joseph will be available to answer your questions and address your concerns. We can provide you with the compassionate and effective representation you deserve. Our goal is to make the uncontested divorce process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Speak to a St. Joseph Uncontested Divorce Lawyer Today

If you are interested in pursuing an uncontested divorce in Missouri, turn to Kranitz, Sadoun & Carpenter for the compassionate and effective legal services you need. Our uncontested divorce attorneys in St. Joseph can help you navigate the process and protect your rights. We serve clients throughout Platte City, Savannah, and St. Joseph.

Call (816) 551-2482 or online to request a confidential consultation.

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