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Frequently Asked Questions About Uncontested Divorce in Oregon
An uncontested divorce is one in which the parties have agreed to the terms of the divorce (i.e., property and asset division, spousal or child support, child custody, parenting time, etc.). When the parties agree to these terms, I can file the required paperwork and keep the matter out of court.
In most cases, uncontested divorces move faster and cost less than contested divorces. Without the need to take the matter to court, the parties can usually move through the process in weeks instead of working with the court’s schedule (which can take months or even years to complete). Additionally, many parties who move through the uncontested divorce process report feeling a sense of control and satisfaction over the outcome.
While Oregon law does not require the parties to retain attorneys, working with an experienced divorce lawyer is the best way to ensure you obtain your desired outcome. Even those who move through the relatively straightforward process of pursuing an uncontested divorce may find themselves becoming frustrated or confused by the large volume of paperwork involved. It’s highly recommended that you retain a knowledgeable attorney you can contact for guidance for assistance, as well as prepare and file all of the necessary paperwork to complete your divorce.
Every divorce is different. Contested divorces that involve a significant amount of complex assets can take a while to finalize, as they must work with the court’s busy schedule. This process may take months, or even years, to conclude. On the other hand, uncontested divorces usually take considerably less time to complete—the parties may be able to finalize their divorce within months or even several weeks.
It’s natural to wonder how much your divorce will cost you, especially as you are starting to lay the foundation for your life’s next chapter. The cost of an uncontested divorce is typically considerably lower than that of a contested divorce. I am proud to offer affordable rates for the high-quality legal guidance I provide to those pursuing uncontested divorces in Oregon:
I believe in empowering my clients as much as possible. If you are going through your uncontested divorce and a question arises, I’m here to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions and move forward. I’ll work with you to support you in whatever capacity you need.
As long as you and your spouse are able to see eye-to-eye on the aspects of your separation, you can move through the uncontested divorce process without the intervention of the court. All pertinent aspects of your divorce can be handled through this process, including the division of property and assets, child support and alimony payments, child custody and parenting plans, and more. Should a dispute arise, contact your attorney to determine the most strategic path forward.
Oregon law requires you or your spouse to have lived in Oregon for at least six months before filing for divorce. However, if you are hoping to pursue an uncontested divorce, you can begin discussing and negotiating the terms of the divorce during this waiting period.
Oregon is considered a “no-fault” divorce state. This means that you are not obligated to cite a specific reason for pursuing a divorce. If you and your spouse can see no way of settling your problems or reconciling, that is reason enough to initiate a divorce.
The divorce process tends to be personal, as you are working through sensitive matters to lay the foundation for your post-divorce life. Many people find that working with an attorney who is trustworthy, compassionate, and knowledgeable gives them the confidence and reassurance they need during this challenging time.
Call Flat Fee Divorce Oregon today at (503) 233-8868 to learn more about our customized and effective uncontested divorce services.