Divorce can be a difficult process, even in the most amicable of circumstances. When a couple agrees about the way in which they will resolve issues related to the divorce, it is referred to as an “uncontested” divorce. Some of the issues that may need to be addressed include the division of marital assets, spousal maintenance, child support, and child custody, just to name a few.
If you are one of the lucky few who can agree about these matters with your soon-to-be ex, you may be wondering whether you need to retain an attorney at all. After all, if you are not going to court and do not need to negotiate anything, what exactly can an attorney do?
As a person who is getting a divorce, it is important to understand that there are many ways that a lawyer can protect your rights, even if your divorce is uncontested. Ending a marriage is a legally complicated matter, and it is important to address every issue that may arise in your separation agreement, even if you do not believe that it will present a problem in the future. Failing to do so may result in giving up important legal rights and a situation where you have no legal recourse to assert these rights in the future.
Some of the specific ways in which an attorney can help you in your uncontested divorce include the following:
- Advise you regarding your rights regarding marital property, child custody, child custody, the division of assets or other matters
- Draft and explain paperwork relevant to your divorce
- Negotiate on your behalf with your spouse or his or her attorney
- Make sure that any issues that need to be addressed are addressed and resolved favorably
Call a Sugar Land Divorce Attorney Today
If you are going through a divorce in the Sugar Land area, you should contact the as soon as you can. Attorney Frank J. Vendt, Jr. is a skilled Texas divorce lawyer who is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective family law advice and representation. To schedule a consultation with Mr. Vendt, call our office today at 832-276-9474 or online.