If you’ve decided to dissolve your marriage, you’ve probably discussed the issue with friends and relatives close to you. You may have heard at least a couple of horror stories about the crowded court calendar prolonging the process and driving up costs. But if you’re hoping to avoid unnecessary delays and expense, Brueggemann & Sharma, P.C. may be able to help you through an uncontested divorce. When you meet with us, we’ll give you a candid evaluation of your situation and explain how you might be able to reach a marital settlement to avoid trying your divorce in court. Our attorneys have more than 55 years of combined experience, and we are trained in mediation, which is often the most effective process for achieving an uncontested divorce.
When a couple dissolves their marriage, they must resolve the ancillary issues — child custody, child support, spousal support, and division of property — either through a marital settlement or at trial. In an uncontested divorce, the couple presents a marital settlement agreement to the court for approval. If the terms of the settlement are reasonable, the judge uses the settlement as the basis for the divorce decree.
There are many advantages to an uncontested divorce:
Unfortunately, not every couple is successful in seeking an uncontested divorce. Our divorce attorneys can provide a candid assessment of your circumstances to determine whether you and your spouse should try to dissolve your marriage through an uncontested divorce, and what might be the best process.
Some couples are able to reach a marital settlement through traditional negotiation, where each party is represented by an attorney. For other couples, mediation is an effective and beneficial process. In mediation, you and your spouse meet periodically with a neutral third party who guides you through discussions of your divorce issues until you reach a manageable compromise. Our divorce lawyers are also trained and experienced family law mediators, so we can help you and your spouse overcome obstacles and reach a comprehensive agreement.
Brueggemann & Sharma, P.C. provides effective and highly personal representation for clients seeking an uncontested divorce through traditional negotiation or mediation. Call us at 269-220-7300 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. Our office is conveniently located at 4021 W. Main Street, Suite 400, Kalamazoo, MI 49006.