In an uncontested divorce, spouses are able to reach an agreement regarding the major issues in the divorce. Not only does this set the stage for open communication in the future, an uncontested divorce can also be less costly and less stressful for you and your family than a contested divorce. This is particularly beneficial in situations involving children.
At the Charbonnet Law Firm, our New Orleans, Louisiana, attorneys can guide you through the divorce process. We will draft divorce documents that clearly reflect the agreement you have reached with your spouse and protect your interests into the future.
Filing for divorce in Louisiana is not as simple as filling out and filing a form. There are steps you must take in order for the divorce to be granted. If you are filing a no-fault divorce, for example, you must be separated from your spouse for a specific period of time before the divorce can be granted. In cases where there are no children, the divorce may be granted in as little as 180 days. If you have children however, the divorce may be granted after a year.
Additionally, as part of your uncontested divorce, you and your spouse must be able to reach an agreement regarding all divorce and family law issues Link to Family Law Overview. This includes the division of property, custody and support issues.
Our attorneys can help you understand the steps you must take to obtain a divorce in Louisiana, and we can provide you with the advice you need at every stage. To speak with a lawyer about your divorce, contact us online and schedule an appointment.