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Pasadena Uncontested Divorce Lawyers

Walking Families Through Amicable Divorces in California

At Gille Kaye Law Group, PC, we recognize the many difficulties associated with divorce, and we are dedicated to helping our clients achieve the results that they need. Our Pasadena uncontested divorce lawyers serve clients throughout Southern California in divorce matters, child custody cases, and other complicated family law situations. We have the experience that you need, and we offer the resources that your case requires. Let us help you!

A certified family law specialist heads our legal team. This is a tremendous advantage that few other law firms offer to their clients. When you choose us, you will receive the expert representation you need, as well as decades of legal experience.

We at Gille Kaye Law Group, PC are fully prepared to handle even the most complex cases. Our lawyers and paralegals can provide background analysis and favorable legal work that will give you favorable results in a settlement that can keep you out of court. Let us work with you throughout your divorce to help you pursue the results that you need.

Call Gille Kaye Law Group, PC, today at (626) 340-0955 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our uncontested divorce attorneys in Pasadena.

What is an Uncontested Divorce?

An uncontested divorce in California is a divorce proceeding in which both spouses agree on all the key issues related to their divorce, like the division of property and debts, child custody and visitation, child support, and spousal support. In other words, it is a divorce without significant dispute or disagreement between the spouses.

Key characteristics of an uncontested divorce in California include:

  • Agreement: Both spouses must completely agree on all the divorce terms. This means they have worked out and signed a written agreement, often called a "marital settlement agreement" or "divorce settlement agreement," that specifies how they will divide their assets and liabilities and address issues like child custody and support.
  • Simplicity: Uncontested divorces tend to be simpler and less adversarial than contested divorces. Spouses work together to resolve their differences and reach a mutually acceptable agreement.
  • Streamlined process: Uncontested divorces can often be processed more quickly and with less court involvement, leading to a faster resolution and lower legal costs.

How Do I Get an Uncontested Divorce in California?

To file for divorce in California, the individual who wishes to initiate the divorce process (the "petitioner") must fill out and file a number of forms with their local family law court:

  • A Petition for Divorce detailing the marriage, the circumstances of the divorce, why the divorcees wish to dissolve their marriage, and the petitioner's proposed terms for divorce-related processes such as property division, alimony, child custody, child support, etc.
  • A Summons for the other spouse (the "respondent").
  • Various other forms contain information about the petitioner's property, how they wish to divide property with their spouse, and how they want to handle child custody and support if they share children under the age of 18 with their spouse.

After filing the forms with the court, the petitioner must requisition someone to serve the respondent with notice of the divorce. After receiving notice of the divorce, the respondent has 30 days to file a Response with the court if they disagree with the terms laid forth in the Petition for Divorce filed with the Petition.

In many uncontested divorces, the parties draft and sign a divorce agreement laying out the terms for the divorce before the petitioner files for divorce. The petitioner can include the divorce agreement in their Petition. If the respondent agrees with the terms of the divorce, they can choose not to file a Response or waive their right to respond. If the court determines that the terms of the agreement are equitable, they can incorporate the agreement into the decree that finalizes the divorce.

Sometimes, divorces begin uncontested and then transition into a contested divorce as the spouses continue to negotiate over terms. No matter how your uncontested divorce proceeds, having an attorney you can trust in your corner is vital. Our team of experienced Pasadena uncontested divorce attorneys can help you defend your rights in your divorce.

What Are the Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce?

An uncontested divorce is defined as a case that settles before trial. Although there may be initial disagreements, the goal at Gille Kaye Law Group, PC is to provide enough facts to the other side that settlement becomes a logical conclusion. Uncontested divorce yields many benefits to both spouses, including reduced expenses during the separation process.

The "terms" a couple may agree on include:

  • The decision to get a divorce
  • How much time each parent will spend with a child
  • Who (if anyone) will pay child and spousal support
  • The amount of money paid as support
  • How property, assets, and debt will be divided
  • Who will receive separate property
  • Who will pay the final credit card bills
  • Whether to sell or buy out interests in real property or business interests

Because these are weighty decisions with long-lasting consequences, it is important to ensure that they are made with proper guidance. Our Pasadena uncontested divorce lawyers will help you work up a favorable plan for the dissolution of your marriage that will benefit everyone involved. If necessary, we may guide you to pursue a contested divorce to reach an equitable resolution.

Contact Our Pasadena Uncontested Divorce Attorney Today

We handle the most difficult cases as we work to ensure that each of our clients suffers minimal stress in their transition out of a marriage. We know you may be undergoing stress, but our firm is here to help alleviate the anxiety and guide you through the divorce process as effectively as possible. Your case and your future are our primary concerns, and you will receive the personal attention that you need when you come to us.

To discuss how our Pasadena uncontested divorce lawyers can assist with your divorce, contact us today. 

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