What goes on in a divorce proceedings of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question: 

What goes on in a divorce proceedings of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets?

State: 
Alabama

Answer: 

If you have a simple, uncontested divorce without complications involved in the split, you can wrap up the paperwork of your divorce online and all you’ll have left to do is to file the documents with the court. Online divorce services are not law firms however, and are prohibited by law from offering legal advice and cannot tell clients if they should get divorced. They are document preparation services that tell you how to get divorced. An uncontested divorce is obviously a less expensive method of ending a marriage, but factors like child custody and on-going support issues can make the assistance of legal counsel inevitable.

Otherwise, you might want to consider utilizing the services of a qualified divorce mediator as an alternative to using a divorce attorney in court. A mediating attorney can help both parties make their own decisions based on the information provided. Mediation allows both parties to control of the terms and conditions in the settlement agreement instead of the terms being dictated by the divorce court.

Mediation encourages compromise and discussion of proposed agreements and can lead to satisfactory results for both sides. The services of a divorce mediator can be split by both spouses and rarely exceed $5000 total for even the longest divorce cases. If mediation doesn’t work for your specific case you can halt mediation at any time, go back to court and start over. If you are unsure about whether or not you should seek an uncontested divorce in your own specific case, it is always a good idea to at least consult a divorce attorney to see what your options are.

 -Divorce.com

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