Georgia Uncontested Divorce
In Georgia, an uncontested divorce occurs when both spouses agree to all the terms of the split, including:
- The division of all property
- Allocation of assets and debts
- Child custody and visitation arrangements
- Child support
If both parties cannot reach an agreement on all the terms, the case will proceed as a contested divorce.
Uncontested Divorce Procedure
Even if you and your spouse are splitting amicably and agree to all the terms of the divorce, it is still in your best interest to have an attorney review all of the paperwork to ensure everything is in keeping with Georgia law.
Once you and your spouse have reached the terms of the divorce, you will both sign a separation agreement, which is a binding legal document that is filed with the court. This document eliminates the need for a trial.
Once the court verifies the separation agreement and all supporting documents, the judge will sign your divorce decree.
Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce
An uncontested divorce will save you and your spouse time, money and emotional stress. Contested divorces can get caught up in litigation and court proceedings for months, which means you will pay more in court costs and attorney fees.