Friday, June 5, 2015

Uncontested Divorce in Georgia: What does it really mean?

Obviously, most people going through a divorce would prefer that the divorce be uncontested and cheap.

But what does an uncontested divorce really mean?

As an Augusta, Georgia divorce attorney, I can tell you that it means more than the simple fact that both parties are wanting to divorce! In other words, for it to truly be an uncontested divorce, it generally requires, among other things, that both parties have agreed to ALL the terms of the divorce and that both parties will cooperate and sign all the documents. In addition, it also means that the terms agreed upon are such that the divorce judge will readily approve the divorce. If even one divorce term is not agreed upon, or if the documents are in a format that the judge will not approve them, then you can still get a divorce, but it may have to be a contested one in which the parties may have to go before a judge.