Uncontested Divorce

When both parties are able to agree on all divorce issues, this is known as an uncontested divorce. In uncontested divorce cases, the divorce process is often more efficient and less costly. Parties are able to negotiate or mediate a settlement agreement and then file for a divorce decree. This avoids a lengthy trial and expensive litigation costs. Furthermore, both parties are able to move on with their lives in an amicable manner. This is especially beneficial for when children are involved in a divorce situation. These are just some of the benefits of an uncontested divorce.

Seasoned Uncontested Divorce Counsel

If you are seeking a divorce in Pennsylvania, and believe an uncontested divorce is a plausible route for you and your spouse, reach out to MHK Attorneys today. Our team of seasoned divorce attorneys has over 25 years of experience. We can strongly advocate for your best interests in an uncontested divorce case. For more information, we invite you to reach us online today to schedule a private consultation.

Keep in mind; the requirements for obtaining a divorce in Pennsylvania still apply to an uncontested divorce, even if parties are able to immediately agree to all major divorce issues. This includes one or both parties being a legal resident of Pennsylvania for at least six months. If not, the parties must show a valid grounds for divorce. Our lawyers can help you understand how this applies to your specific situation.

Legal Separation Lawyers In Pocono Summit, Allentown, Bethlehem, and Brodheadsville, PA

The other option for seeking an uncontested divorce is to be legally separated for at least two years. This is often the case for when one spouse does not give his or her consent to the divorce action. However, unlike other states, Pennsylvania does not have a legal separation statute. There is no formal “legal separation.” You can technically live under the same roof but then this can make the issue more complicated when determining the date of separation.

The date of separation is important for many reasons in a divorce but a major one is marital property. All property acquired after the date of separation is not considered marital property and therefore is not considered when dividing assets and liabilities. When parties are not able to agree on the day they separated, this may require a hearing. Our skilled attorneys can help you with these and other divorce issues.

Talk To Us Today About Your Uncontested Divorce

We invite you to please call our law firm today at 570-992-2109 or toll free at 800-564-5136. One of our dedicated family law lawyers can discuss your potential uncontested divorce in a confidential consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.