Manassas Uncontested Divorce Attorney

Divorce is never easy, but it doesn’t always have to be a lengthy, adversarial process with bitter disputes in divorce court. While the best-case scenario of an amicable divorce with each spouse wishing the other the best and remaining friends, is rarely realistic, the opposite doesn’t have to be inevitable. Some divorcing spouses achieve a less adversarial divorce process through an uncontested divorce.

If you wish to avoid the cost, contention, and anxiety of a disputed divorce in court, a Manassas uncontested divorce attorney can help you navigate the process with the least possible distress while working toward your desired outcome. Call Collins Family Law in Manassas today for a case consultation to begin the process.

Why Choose Our Firm for Your Manassas Uncontested Divorce Attorney

The skilled Manassas family law attorneys at Collins Family Law understand the emotional aspects of a divorce are often overwhelming; however, the legal process doesn’t have to be. When divorcing spouses can reach mutually acceptable decisions on all aspects of their divorce, the process is faster, more streamlined, and less painful. Your Manassas divorce lawyer from Collins Family Law can help you navigate this process through the following:

  • Using our years of experience in Virginia divorce to suggest creative solutions for common disputes over child custody schedules and the division of assets
  • Provide a neutral territory and safe environment for both spouses to meet to discuss settlement terms
  • Meet with a professional mediator if required to settle any remaining disputes
  • Pay meticulous attention to detail to ensure all paperwork is well-executed and correctly filed

The experienced Manassas uncontested divorce attorneys at The Collins Law Firm provide a well-grounded voice to help cut through the emotions involved in the divorce process and guide our clients through the legalities of drafting a mutually agreeable settlement on all divorce terms including child custody, shared parenting time or visitation, child support, and the division of marital assets and debts.

Uncontested Vs. Contested Divorce in Virginia

When spouses can come to mutually acceptable terms on all aspects of the divorce, your attorney from Collins Family Law will draft a settlement agreement to present to the judge. In the vast majority of cases, a judge signs off on the divorce terms and issues the orders in the final divorce decree without the need for litigation in court. This saves time and money for the spouses and helps keep the court dockets clear. It also makes it easier for spouses to better communicate in the future since avoiding a court battle reduces feelings of anger and resentment. This is especially beneficial for spouses with children.

On the other hand, if spouses are unable to reach a settlement agreement through meetings and medication, the divorce becomes a contested divorce which then goes to court. In a contested divorce, both spouses and their attorneys present evidence and testimony supporting their side before a judge who makes the final decisions on the disputed terms.

A contested divorce takes far more time and involves many more billable attorney hours and court costs as well as the stress of court litigation.

Call A Manassas Uncontested Divorce Lawyer Today for a Consultation

If you think you and your spouse may be able to find workable agreements for all divorce terms, the experienced Manassas uncontested divorce lawyers at Collins Family Law are ready to help you navigate the negotiations for a settlement in an uncontested divorce. You can avoid court, a judge deciding important issues instead of you and your spouse, and much higher legal fees. Contact Collins Family Law today for a consultation so we can begin reviewing your case and working on the right settlement with your best interests as our desired outcome.