Uncontested Divorce – Attorneys in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Divorce, whether it is contested or uncontested, is often one of the most painful events in a person’s life. When both sides agree there was a lack of “fault” in the divorce, a no-fault, or uncontested, divorce is possible. Typically, this occurs when the parties cite incompatibility—“irreconcilable differences”—as a reason to end the marriage, rather than misconduct.
Why You Need to Go to Court
Even if you and your spouse are in agreement, you still need to attend court to finalize the divorce. Marriage is a binding legal contract, so ending a marriage must be handled in court. Until you go through the proper channels, you may be responsible for your spouse financially in the form of credit cards and loan payments. The experienced divorce attorneys at The Justice Legal Group can make sure you make sound decisions during this time.
Advantages to Uncontested Divorce
This is an advantageous route when there are children involved. Rather than finger-pointing and prolonging intense emotions, the parents part as amicably as possible. Also, an uncontested divorce is less costly than a drawn-out contested divorce.
Interestingly, there is no waiting period to file for divorce in New Mexico. As long as you have been a resident of the state for at least six months, you can file for divorce at any point in the marriage.
It’s important to hire a divorce attorney at this time to help you sort through complex agreements regarding child custody, property division and alimony. Our attorneys can explain the dos and don’ts of divorce so that you and your spouse can work toward a fair agreement. Contact us today to set up an initial consultation.