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Phoenix Uncontested Divorce Attorney

An uncontested divorce occurs when both spouses mutually agree on all essential issues, such as division of assets, child custody, and spousal support, making it a swifter and more amicable solution to the dissolution of marriage. While uncontested divorces generally move faster through the legal system, it is still important to have an experienced attorney by your side.

At the 602 Law Group, our team of experienced Phoenix divorce lawyers can help you protect your rights, accurately prepare documents, and avoid potential pitfalls, even in seemingly straightforward cases. Trust us to guide you through this chapter of your life with compassion and professionalism.

Contact us today to initiate your uncontested divorce journey on the right path. Call us at 602-857-5000 or contact us online.

The 602 Law Group Provides Cost-Effective Uncontested Divorce Services in Phoenix

Spouses who can come together on a final divorce resolution without the court’s assistance may choose to have an uncontested divorce in Arizona. A spouse may pursue an uncontested divorce with or without the assistance of legal counsel. However, spouses who represent themselves in an uncontested divorce are expected to know Arizona’s divorce procedures, statutes, and case precedents as if they were an attorney.

Find out if you meet Arizona’s requirements for an uncontested divorce by contacting the 602 Law Group. Our experienced uncontested divorce attorneys can ensure your initial divorce filing, service of divorce petition and summons, and final decree meet Arizona’s legal standards and the court’s approval.

Schedule your appointment with an uncontested divorce attorney at the 602 Law Group to:

  • Learn about your legal rights and obligations as a divorcing spouse in Arizona;
  • Outline an equal division of your community property and debts;
  • Create a realistic parenting plan;
  • Correctly calculate your monthly child support obligation; and
  • Address the issue of spousal maintenance payments.

Remember, the court and its employees are unable to give you legal advice. Get the information you need from a skilled uncontested divorce attorney at the 602 Law Group

What is an Uncontested Divorce in Arizona?

An Arizona divorce is uncontested when the spouses reach an agreement on all outstanding dissolution matters.

These include:

  • Community property and debt division
  • Child custody and support
  • Spousal maintenance (if there is any)

Uncontested divorces can be settled by Consent Decree in as little as 60 to 120 days. However, it is important to note that in order to divorce in Arizona one spouse must reside in the state for at least 90 days prior to the filing of the divorce petition.

Uncontested Divorce by Consent Decree in Arizona

Spouses may be granted an uncontested divorce by Consent Decree or Default Decree in Arizona.

A Consent Decree is the best option when available. It requires the following:

  • One spouse must file the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, and its accompanying documents, and pay any filing fees
  • That spouse, called the Petitioner, must serve the other spouse, the Respondent, with all filed documents and a Summons
  • The Respondent must file a Response to the Petition
  • The spouses must jointly file a signed Marital Settlement Agreement and Consent Decree for Dissolution of Marriage for the court’s approval and signature

Spouses with children must submit a Parenting Plan and child support computation with their Marital Settlement Agreement. This document describes parenting time and the legal decision-making authority of any children in detail.

Neither spouse needs to appear in court if the Consent Decree for Dissolution of Marriage is approved by the Court.

Uncontested Divorce by Default Decree in Arizona

Uncontested divorce by Default Decree is an option for uncontested divorce but is not recommended. In a divorce by Default Decree, the Petitioner files the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and serves the Respondent as in a traditional divorce or divorce by Consent Decree.

The difference in a default divorce is that the Respondent fails or neglects to file a Response to the Petition. The Petitioner then files an Affidavit and Application for Default.

In the resulting hearing, the Petitioner presents their preferred orders to the court. While the other spouse may trust that these are the same as agreements reached between the parties, they may differ.

Contact an Experienced Phoenix Uncontested Divorce Attorney Today

Moving ahead without legal counsel in an uncontested divorce could end up costing you more time and money in the long run. Protect your legal rights and interests to community property, children, and spousal support by meeting with a skilled Phoenix family law attorney at the 602 Law Group to devise a cost-effective approach to your uncontested divorce case today.

Get started today by calling 602-857-5000 or going online to schedule a consultation.