Are you going through a tough time and need help with your uncontested divorce in Maryland? You don’t have to face it alone. At Jimeno & Gray, we understand how challenging this period can be, and we’re here to support you. We’re proud to offer a comprehensive flat-fee uncontested divorce service, designed to make things easier for you while saving you time and money.
We know that dealing with a divorce can be emotionally draining, so our team of friendly and experienced family law attorneys is committed to guiding you through the process with empathy and understanding. With our flat-fee uncontested divorce service, you can count on us to handle your case with the care and attention it deserves, giving you peace of mind during this difficult time.
What’s Included in Our Flat-Fee Uncontested Divorce Service:
- Drafting of separation agreement or parenting plan
- Up to 2 hours of negotiating or discussions of unresolved issues
- Notarial services for you to execute the Agreement
- Drafting and filing all necessary pleadings for an uncontested divorce, including the complaint, child support guidelines, proposed judgment of divorce, and required statistical form
- Representation at the divorce hearing
Choose Jimeno & Gray for a Smooth, Stress-Free Uncontested Divorce
Our experienced family law attorneys at Jimeno & Gray are committed to providing the best possible service for your uncontested divorce.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you navigate the divorce process with ease and confidence.
What is an uncontested divorce?
An uncontested divorce means that you and your spouse have agreed on all of the issues regarding your finances and your children. This is the opposite of a contested divorce, which would mean that you and your spouse cannot agree on some or all of the issues regarding your finances and children. Unresolved issues ultimately may lead to contested litigation, where a judge will decide your contested issues for you.
Is an uncontested divorce right for you?
- You agree on the terms for custody, visitation and child support of your children
- You agree on the division of assets and debt
- You agree on whether or not alimony should be paid; and if so, how much.
- You DO NOT want to spend a lot of money on attorney/legal fees
Will I save money with an uncontested divorce?
Yes! You’ll not only save money on the costs of litigation and attorney’s fees, but you’ll be able to complete your divorce much faster. By agreeing on all the issues, you will save your family’s money and lower the stress levels of everyone at the same time.
What if my spouse and I do not agree?
Not everyone we work with will agree on every issue in the first conversation, but that does not mean you need to initiate contested litigation right away. There are ways to capture what you agree on and to spend time discussing what you disagree on, and there are different ways to have those conversations we can suggest to you..
It is normal to disagree on some parts of your divorce, but to keep your divorce uncontested, you and your spouse must find a compromise that satisfies you both. Using attorneys familiar with mediation and divorce will help to reframe those contested issues, and experienced attorneys can suggest solutions that you and your spouse may not have thought about yourselves.
Ultimately, if you cannot find a solution that works for your family, you may need to initiate litigation and prepare for a judge to decide those issues for you.
Do I need an attorney for an uncontested divorce?
Working with an experienced attorney will speed up the process and ensure all the right paperwork gets filed at the right time. Working with an attorney means all the details will be handled for you, like pension orders, detailed parenting plans, child support guidelines, name changes, and other details you might not think about that will delay your divorce if not handled correctly.
When is my divorce final?
Your divorce becomes final when the judgment of divorce is signed by a judge and indexed by the clerk of the court. Remember that many divorce hearings are conducted by magistrates, who are not judges. When the magistrate handles a divorce hearing, there is a waiting period to allow either party to file exceptions. When attorneys are involved and coordinating their efforts, this exception period can be waived and you’re divorced finalized and signed by a judge faster.
If I hire you, what paperwork do I need to file?
None. We will file the complaint for divorce and all the necessary administrative paperwork for you. This includes copies of your parenting plan, separation agreement, child support guidelines, and the required statistical analysis form. We will also create a customized judgment of divorce for you that the judge will sign.
Do I still need to go to court for an uncontested divorce?
A court hearing is necessary for every divorce. How that court hearing is conducted varies from county to county. Some circuit courts will allow us to appear via zoom for these hearings, some require the plaintiff and plaintiff’s attorney to appear in person, and some want all of the parties and their attorneys to appear in person.
What are the residency requirements to get divorced in Maryland?
To file for divorce in Maryland, one spouse must be a Maryland resident. This means that one of you must be physically living in Maryland. How long you must have lived in Maryland before filing a divorce complaint depends on where the grounds for divorce occurred.
If the grounds for divorce occurred in Maryland, you need only be currently living in Maryland at the time you file for divorce. If the grounds for divorce occurred outside Maryland, you or your spouse must have lived in Maryland for at least six months before filing your divorce complaint.