An uncontested divorce is a type of divorce that occurs when no disagreements exist between two parties over any financial or divorce-related issues, and the spouse either agrees to the divorce or fails to appear in the divorce action.
An uncontested divorce is an ideal option for couples that are able to work together and agree—with or without the help of their lawyers—on issues such as:
- Division of marital property, assets, and debts
- Child custody
- Child support payments
- Spousal support payment
Generally speaking, an uncontested divorce is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to dissolve a marriage. With the courts’ minimal involvement in the divorce process, such proceedings can be resolved quickly and with minimal costs.
Eligibility Requirements in an Uncontested Divorce
In the state of Arizona, an uncontested divorce is technically known as a decree upon affidavit because such type of divorce is granted after the person filing for divorce has submitted the affidavit to the court.
For a married couple in Arizona to be deemed eligible for uncontested divorce, the following requirements must be met:
- At least one party has lived in Arizona for at least 90 days
- Both parties agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken
- Both parties agree on how all marital property is to be divided
- Both parties agree on all matters pertaining to child custody
Regardless of how straightforward an uncontested divorce may seem, however, it would still be most beneficial to work with an experienced divorce lawyer. There are numerous court requirements that need to be met for the affidavit or divorce to be ultimately accepted by the family court. Also, dividing marital property and working out visitation or child custody arrangements can be particularly contentious issues and may lead to disputes or problems between both parties.
Contact the Phoenix Divorce Attorneys at Goldman Law, LLC
If you are currently going through a divorce, our trusted divorce attorneys at Goldman Law, LLC are here to protect your rights and advocate your best interests in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Apart from providing aggressive and superior legal representation, our divorce lawyers at Goldman Law, LLC can also be counted on to provide you with personalized attention and constant updates on the progress of your case.
Call (602) 698-5520 or email us using the contact form on this page to received a professional case evaluation. We serve clients in Phoenix and all throughout Arizona.