Simplifying Separation: Uncontested Divorces
By: Robert Riley
Sumpter Law Firm, PLLC
Licensed in Arkansas and Tennessee

Divorce, though often unforeseen, is a reality for many couples. Uncontested divorces simplify the process and significantly reduce stress and costs generally associated with getting divorced.

What is an uncontested divorce?
In an uncontested divorce, both parties agree on the terms of the divorce. Rather than let a court decide, the parties determine the division of assets, debts, custody, and visitation. When divorcing couples can reach agreement on these issues, the case will cost less and resolve more quickly.

How do I proceed with an uncontested divorce?
Call Sumpter Law Firm and let us help determine whether your divorce is an uncontested divorce. Upon our acceptance of representation, we will draft all the necessary documents and prepare the case for filing and submission to the Court. The process generally can be completed shortly after 30 days of filing.

Will I have to appear in court if I file for an uncontested divorce?
For uncontested divorces, court appearances depend on factors like children, property, and debt. If you lack these complexities, you might avoid court altogether. Even if you have to appear, the process is brief—usually under thirty minutes—for decree approval, and we will be there to guide you through every step of the process.

What does an uncontested divorce cost?
Uncontested divorce costs vary based on factors like children, property, and finances. For simple cases with no children or complex assets, costs can be as low as $800, including court fees. However, cases involving children, property division, or debt may incur higher expenses.

Why choose Sumpter Law Firm for an uncontested divorce?
Navigating the legal system can be difficult. You want to make sure it’s done right! Our attorneys at Sumpter Law Firm care about your situation and recognize the emotional complexity of divorce. We will work to guide you through a smooth transition while addressing current and future legal concerns specific to your matter. As your hometown trial lawyers in West Memphis, Arkansas, we serve the greater east Arkansas and west Tennessee area, including Blytheville, Forrest City, Harrisburg, Helena, Jonesboro, Marianna, Memphis, Millington, Covington, Osceola, and Wynne.

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