An uncontested divorce is one in which both parties agree to the divorce and the terms of the settlement, without the expense and animosity associated with going to trial. The parties agree to the grounds for divorce. Irreconcilable difference is the legal term for the grounds in an uncontested divorce. Irreconcilable differences divorces are "no fault" divorces. Both parties agree that the problems in the marriage are problems which cannot be overcome and are severe enough that they can no longer live together as husband and wife.
The Court in almost all cases will approve an agreement reached by spouses. However, any agreement must be fair and reasonable. Each spouse must either have an attorney or be given the opportunity to have an attorney. Any coercion, undue influence or fraud can invalidate the agreement.
If you and your spouse cannot agree on all issue, your divorce is by definition contested. Contested divorces often involve complex legal issues, high financial stakes and technical legal procedures in court. Therefore, we cannot do contested divorces online.
What is a Marital Dissolution Agreement?
A Marital Dissolution Agreement spells out the terms of the divorce and the relationship between the two spouses after the divorce. These agreements usually cover property division, debt division, spousal support, and other relevant issues related to the divorce.
Marital Dissolution Agreements are required in order to obtain an uncontested divorce on the grounds of Irreconcilable Differences. Marital Dissolution Agreements lay out all of the terms of the agreement in writing, there are no ambiguities.
Property and Debts
The Court will almost always approve an agreed division of property and debts when made in the Marital Dissolution Agreement so long as the agreement is reasonable.