Kendall Summers Attorney at Law

Uncontested Divorce

Maryland Divorce Lawyer – Uncontested Divorce

When divorce is over the horizon, couples often decide together to pursue a divorce. In some cases, both parties to the marriage come to this decision together. Sometimes, one party initially decides to pursue a divorce and then through discussion, the other party decides to go along with the divorce. And sometimes, even where there is conflict initially, the parties through mediation, collaborative process, or negotiation decide through the negotiation process to pursue a divorce in Maryland jointly. These kinds of cases are called “Uncontested Divorce” cases in the judicial system. It means that at the time the parties are filing their paperwork for divorce with the Court, they are no longer in conflict, have settled all issues and are pursuing their divorce jointly.

In uncontested cases, where the parties are trying to work things out between them before going to a court, the bulk of the work comes before the court process. In uncontested cases, the divorce process focuses on a fair settlement, identifying assets, and engaging in deliberate settlement processes. These processes include Mediation, Collaborative Process, Negotiated Settlement Processes, and the drafting of a Voluntary Separation and Property Settlement Agreement. If you are considering pursuing an uncontested divorce with your spouse, then the following may be areas you will want to explore:

  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Processes
  • Negotiated Settlement Processes
  • Separation Agreements

At the Law Office of Kendall Summers, we are very experienced in all of these processes. Generally, unless the other side is uncooperative and violent, we guide our clients first to seek an uncontested divorce process as these processes generally reap equal or better results, have less legal expense, and preserve the relationship of the parties (as is possible). Not all cases can be resolved in an uncontested way, but if it can be settled, the cost benefits to both parties are usually substantial. Unlike “Contested Divorce” Processes, the time and legal work involved in filing and processing an “Uncontested Divorce” in the Court System, is usually substantially less. In “uncontested cases,” a filing is generally made with the settlement agreement, and the Court sets the case in the “uncontested” track and a hearing for purposes of putting the grounds of the divorce on the record and other matters is generally scheduled right away. If a case has completely settled before filing for divorce, the time necessary for processing and obtaining a divorce is much less in the administrative process of the court.

Are you seeking legal help with an Uncontested Divorce in Maryland? Call the Law Office of Kendall Summers!

The Law Office of Kendall Summers can assist you with excellence in legal representation through mediation, collaborative settlement, negotiated settlement and the uncontested divorce process. You will find at the Law Office of Kendall Summers experienced and skilled drafting of Voluntary Separation Agreements and excellence in legal counsel and advice. Call the Law Office of Kendall Summers today!