When a couple going through a divorce is in agreement on the financial and divorce-related issues, such as child custody and support, and the division of marital property, an uncontested divorce may be a good option. Compared to contested divorces, an uncontested divorce is typically simpler and more budget-friendly.
Even though you and your spouse may agree on the specifics of the divorce, it’s still a good idea to have an attorney. An experienced divorce attorney can help protect you from unexpected or overlooked legal or financial issues that could arise and cause problems later.
When making a decision about your legal representation, there are several questions that you should ask your attorney. Here are three of them.
3 Questions to Ask Your Uncontested Divorce Attorney
As a Kansas uncontested divorce attorney (I only do uncontested divorces), one of my goals is making sure you get the best attorney for your case. Your attorney should streamline the divorce process and make the experience as simple as possible. When you first speak to your uncontested divorce attorney, you can help to be sure that you’re making the right choice by asking the following three questions.
1. How much will the uncontested divorce cost if you represent me?
When many people think of the court fees, the costs of lawyers, and the overall costs of divorces in general, they may imagine it costing a fortune. With uncontested divorces, however, the costs are much lower. This is because the divorcing couple agrees on the following matters:
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support, health, and medical expenses
- Division of marital assets
- Tax issues
- And other divorce related reasons
Compared to contested divorces, this divorce option requires less paperwork and fewer court appearances.
Attorney fees are a significant portion of the overall costs of a divorce. With my Kansas uncontested divorce practice, I offer the lowest attorney fees for uncontested divorces in the state. And yes, that is guaranteed.
2. How do you plan to protect my long-term interests?
Even when a couple divorces amicably, there are often legal and financial issues that need to be resolved in a professional and thorough manner. Often, it’s often the overlooked clause, or a forgotten co-pay, that can come back to haunt you years down the road.
John and Jane went through an uncontested divorce without legal representation. Jane gave the family house to John and they went their separate ways. Years later when applying for a mortgage with her new husband and their children, Jane discovered that her credit had been destroyed. Looking into it, she discovered that John, the ex-husband, never refinanced their old house to put the mortgage in his name only. So, when he stopped paying the mortgage, Jane’s credit was affected.
This is a fairly tame example, but it is a true story and more common than you might think. To avoid situations like this, you need to make sure that your attorney will get the details put into a court order. This is one of the main benefits of having an experienced attorney at your side, even in an uncontested divorce.
3. What is the plan? How will you help us get through this as easily as possible?
In addition to protecting your interests, your attorney needs to guide you through the legal process.
My goal is to combine low costs, professionalism, and a streamlined, simple-for-you divorce process. Splitting up and getting a divorce is rarely easy, and the lifestyle changes you face can be unnerving. You have your life to focus on, and the last thing you want is to try to figure out court hearings and spend hours sifting through piles of documents.
If you have children, the uncontested divorce process is even more complex. Coming up with a clear and comprehensive plan regarding custody, visitation, support, payment of medical expenses, and so on can be a lengthy process.
For these reasons, I aim to help ease you through the divorce and get you on with your life as soon as possible.
Call Kansas Uncontested Divorce Attorney Randall Wharton
As an uncontested divorce attorney, I have years of experience serving clients across Kansas. What’s more, I offer a lowest-fee guarantee. I work to provide comprehensive legal representation to make the divorce as simple as possible. For a free, no-obligation consultation, call my office at (785) 845-5016.