This largely depends on several factors including how quickly you and your spouse can agree on things and how fast the judge will act. Under perfect circumstances an Uncontested Divorce can be finalized within 30 days of filing.
Uncontested divorce is vastly preferable to a contested divorce provided that the parties are capable of getting along. Uncontested divorce is good for the following reasons.
- It keeps things amicable: You may be getting a divorce but there’s no need to be nasty to each other.
- It’s much quicker. Uncontested divorces can be finalized in as little as 30 days in certain circumstances.
- It’s cheaper. Most contested divorces START at $5,000 and can often cost in excess of $10,000. Even the most complicated Uncontested divorces can often be finalized for less than $2,500 including court costs.
Uncontested divorces without minor children start at $800 plus court imposed fees.
Uncontested divorces with minor children start at $1500 plus court imposed fees.
Harmon and Gorove charges a $50 consultation fee, payable at the time you schedule your appointment, that can be applied to your total fees if you file.
An uncontested divorce refers to the level of agreement between the divorcing parties regarding the grounds for divorce and the division of assets and liabilities. In other words, the divorcing parties have come to an agreement on how to divide marital assets and debts, child support, child custody and alimony.