simple divorce lawyer O’Fallon, IL

Simple Divorce Lawyer O’Fallon, IL

Every family is unique, which is why as a O’Fallon, IL simple divorce lawyer, I focus on each client as they come. I, Amanda Bradley at Flat Fee Divorce Solutions, take the time to learn what my client’s needs are and assist them through an uncontested divorce process. With my approach, you will get a simplified plan that is still tailored to you based on your individual situation. You can feel confident knowing that my services offer affordability and are based on my 20 years of experience helping clients get divorced. I not only deal with peaceful divorces, but also help former spouses reach agreements without fighting or prolonged litigation. With such a life change already unfolding, the last thing people need is high legal costs and surprise fees. If you want to learn more, please contact me today for a consultation. 

Uncontested Divorce

Not every couple is going to have an amicable divorce. Depending on the nature of your relationship now and the level of acceptance over the divorce, an uncontested divorce may or may not be well-suited for you. An uncontested divorce is where the parties file for divorce only after they have reached agreement. Through the marital settlement, topics such as property division, debt division, spousal maintenance, and even deciding where pets will live will already be agreed upon. A parenting plan reflects your agreements about parenting times, parenting decisions, and child support. The benefits of an uncontested divorce are that it is less stressful, oftentimes shorter, and cheaper financially. If you and your soon-to-be-ex are willing to discuss agreements, then the process of divorce will be easier for the both of you. 

Legal Requirements

There are two requirements that have to be met in order for a divorce to be deemed uncontested, and that is residency requirements and agreement on divorce issues. This type of divorce typically takes less than 6 months, but can be longer depending on the case. As your O’Fallon simple divorce lawyer, I can consult with you and let you know if you meet the requirements for an uncontested divorce. If you do, then I can draft your agreements into the paperwork the court requires, file it after both you and your soon-to-be-ex have signed it, and take it to court — usually without you needing to appear in court at all. To officially finalize a divorce, the judge will have to sign a final dissolution judgment and I can usually get the judge’s signature without you appearing in court.

Simplified Divorce

Compared to a standard, contested or litigated divorce, a simplified divorce is much faster, less expensive, and less stressful. Firstly, you and your soon-to-be-ex have to both be willing to work together to reach agreements on how to divide your stuff, who is paying for which debt, and how to divide time with your children. If you are looking for an attorney with vast experience handling agreed, simplified or uncontested divorces, contact me, an O’Fallon simple divorce lawyer today. At Flat Fee Divorce Solutions, I am prepared to offer reliable legal guidance at this time. I can be reached by phone, email, or through CatBot!