Uncontested Divorce & Custody Agreements
The term “Uncontested Divorce” means that the parties fully and completely agree on all terms of the divorce. This means no trial is necessary. However, the appropriate paperwork must be filed with the domestic relations judge before the divorce can be finalized.
If you and your spouse have already reached an agreement concerning all of your marital issues, then you may be able to get an easy uncontested divorce in Alabama to get your divorce done quickly.
What is the process for obtaining an Uncontested Divorce?
After an initial consultation where we discuss any/all martial issues that need to be resolved, Sullivan Law Associates, LLC will: prepare all of your documents, including the settlement agreement for you and your spouse’s review. Once your documents are properly signed and executed by both you and your spouse, we will then submit the paperwork to the Court. If the judge approves your agreement, then there are usually no hearings, and you can obtain your divorce quickly and easily.
Some counties have a different process for obtaining an uncontested divorce than others, and each county can have its unique document requirements. However, Sullivan Law Associates, LLC has handled many uncontested divorces in various parts of the state and are familiar with the requirements necessary for you to receive a cheap divorce no matter where you are.
If minor children are involved, the Court requires additional documents to be submitted along with the other necessary uncontested divorce paperwork. In Cullman County, both parents are required to attend a KIDSCOPE Parenting Class and file the Certificate of Completion with the Court. To schedule an appointment with KIDSCOPE, please call 256-737-9386.
How long does it take to obtain an Uncontested Divorce Decree?
Once all the necessary paperwork is filed with the Court, the Judge will typically sign the divorce decree after approximately thirty days have passed.
Uncontested Custody Agreement/ Change of Custody
A change of custody is allowed when the parent(s) can prove that there are substantial changes affecting the welfare and best interests of the child(ren). Parents can enter into an agreement regarding custody, subject to the court’s approval. The parental agreement will be effective unless the Judge decides that the proposed change is not in the best interests of the child(ren). The parents’ agreement can be made a Final Order of modification by the trial court at any time after the agreement has been submitted to the court.
An uncontested custody agreement or change of custody action is one in which the parties work out an agreement regarding issues such as child custody, visitation, and child support. The parties do not ask the Judge to settle arguments between them, but rather work things out by themselves. In an uncontested custody agreement or change of custody, the Judge is only asked to approve the decisions that you have made together with the other parent.
What is the process for obtaining an Uncontested Custody Agreement/ Change of Custody?
After an initial consultation where we discuss any/all custodial issues that need to be resolved, such as legal and physical child custody, visitation, and child support, Sullivan Law Associates, LLC will prepare all relevant documents, including the custody agreement and child support forms for your and the other parent’s review. Once the documents are properly signed and executed by both you and the other parent, we will then submit the paperwork to the Court. If the judge approves your agreement, then there are usually no hearings, and you can obtain your custody order quickly and easily.