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Benefits of Uncontested Divorce

Should you forgo a trial?

If you’re getting a divorce, you will benefit by discussing your case with a divorce lawyer from Jones Law Firm, PC. As a dedicated team of attorneys devoted to the field of divorce and family law, we are committed to your objectives and will work tirelessly to help you achieve the outcome you desire.

Your divorce is considered uncontested when you and your spouse are able to agree on issues over child custody, child support, alimony, property and debt division. There are an array of benefits to undergoing an uncontested divorce, including:

Parties are More Inclined to Comply with the Agreement

When divorcing couples work together to come up with a mutually satisfying agreement, they are more inclined to comply with the terms of the settlement agreement and parenting plan over the long haul. When a contested divorce is ultimately decided by a judge, there is a greater risk that the other party will not comply with one or more terms of the divorce.

Children are Happier

When parents can work together collaboratively to establish a parenting plan together, there is less arguing and it can dramatically mitigate the harmful effects of divorce on children. When the parents are not fighting over child custody or property distribution, the children are much happier.

Divorce is Much Less Expensive

A contested divorce can take a year or longer from start to finish and cost upwards of $15,000. When a divorce goes to trial, the costs can increase tenfold. In contrast, an uncontested divorce can be accomplished in two months or so and cost around $2,000 depending upon the facts of the case: for example, selling assets such as real estate may increase the time. Instead of wasting money on legal fees in multiple court appearances, it’s spent on your attorney negotiating a satisfactory divorce settlement.

You’re not at the Mercy of the Judge

Most people like to have a say in child custody and how their assets are divided. In a contested divorce, you completely lose this freedom because the judge decides everything for you and your spouse. The judge decides how property and debts are divided, what property has to be sold, how much spousal and child support is paid, and most importantly, the judge decides who gets the kids. With an uncontested divorce, all of these decisions are made by you and your spouse. Having this control in your case is perhaps the best reason to obtain an uncontested divorce.

Are you getting a divorce in Denver, or anywhere else in Arapahoe, Douglas or Jefferson County? If so, contact Jones Law Firm, PC to arrange a consultation with a member of our legal team!

Client Testimonials

Compassionate & Effective Counsel That Makes a Difference

quote iconApril is very knowledgeable of the law and will not let you down.

I cannot be more happy with the April Jones Law Firm! I hired her in 2012 for disputes over child support and other items, we had to go to court 3 times on separate matters and every time we were successful. April is very knowledgeable of the law and will not let you down. If I ever need a family law attorney I will call April Jones.

Alan

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Voice message to attorney April Jones from opposing counsel following a successful hearing: Boy I would have jumped over the net and shook your hand today, but there was no net!

T.S.

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April is awesome! She definitely knows what’s going on with everything in court. I couldn’t have gotten a better outcome.

Terri

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April and staff were wonderful. It made a difficult time of life softer while maintaining my dignity.

B.H.

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Once the process became too difficult for me to navigate through I decided to seek Family Law services.

The firm is professional, positive and grounded in their approach. Everyone in the office is always willing to help and is extremely flexible, which I can say is valued by a working professional. There has always been open and prompt communication. Hannah ultimately won our case, and she did so by having strong intellect, presentation skills, and a genuine interest in the well-being of both my daughter and I. I will continue to value the relationship and expertise long after the issues are resolved.

R.P.M.

quote iconApril is well prepared and understands the law and court processes and procedures well beyond anything I have experienced, ensuring success.

I really appreciated April’s straightforward, no-nonsense approach to settling my divorce. It was very refreshing. April is well prepared and understands the law and court processes and procedures well beyond anything I have experienced, ensuring success. I will be a customer for life.

J.M.

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Are Child Custody Orders Permanent in Colorado?

Generally, child custody orders are issued in legal separations, divorce actions, and paternity actions. What many parents don’t realize at first is that the family courts see child custody orders as open-ended. Meaning, they are subject to change. There are many valid reasons why a child custody order may need to be changed. Often, child custody orders are modified because the child’s needs or activities change, because of a job change, a new spouse, a relocation, an illness or a disability. Sometimes,…

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Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. Meaning, if a worker is injured in a workplace accident or if they become sick with an occupational disease, the worker can file a workers’ compensation claim regardless of their own degree of fault. While workers’ compensation covers medical care and provides monthly benefits to the injured worker, it does not compensate the individual for 100% of their pay prior to their injury. Instead, workers’ compensation is less than…

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