An "uncontested divorce is one in which both parties are in mutual agreement that they have grounds for divorce and mutually want a divorce. In an uncontested divorce, one party takes the divorce, and one party signs waivers. The parties do not go to court, they take depositions in front of a notary public and this takes the place of the hearing.
Q: How much does an uncontested divorce cost?
uncontested divorces are flat fee divorces. The main advantage of this type of divorce is the cost is significantly lower than your contested divorces which can be a long and drawn-out process.
Q: Do you go to court in an uncontested divorce?
No, the Plaintiff and witness take depositions which take the place of a court hearing in an uncontested divorce.
Q: how long does it take to get an uncontested divorce in Arkansas?
The quickest you can get an uncontested divorce in Arkansas is immediately after drafting and filing your complaint, waivers, depositions, property settlement agreement, and decree. This is only for people who have been separate and apart for 18 months. If you have not been separated and apart for a period of 18 months or more you must wait for the statutory (30) thirty-day waiting period in Arkansas.
Q: Can an Attorney represent both parties of an uncontested divorce?
No, even though parties may be amicable and agree on all terms of the divorce, an attorney cannot represent both parties of a divorce.