divorce has to be fights, arguments, and heated legal battles. In fact, many open
and close without a hitch due to both divorcees knowing what they want
from the divorce and what is reasonable. When there are no disputes over
an important aspect of the divorce agreement, such as
child support or the
division of assets and debt, it is known as an
For divorcees, courts, and legal professionals alike, uncontested divorces
are generally considered the ideal way to dissolve a marriage. Since there
is no conflict that needs resolution at the end of a judge’s gavel,
the entire divorce procedure tends to be much quicker than other types
of divorce, like a
contested one. This saves everyone time but also saves the two divorcing spouses money
since there should only be one courtroom hearing. Knowing what to expect
in this hearing can simplify the already streamlined process further.
In your uncontested divorce hearing, you can expect:
- Your attorney should file all necessary paperwork for your hearing and
uncontested divorce well in advance before the actual date of the hearing.
You can bring extra copies for yourself if you wish, but it should not
- Upon entering the courtroom, you may need to wait behind the gate in the
seating area for your case to actually go before the judge. Your attorney
will instruct you when to actually approach the bench.
- You and your spouse will be called up to the judge’s bench, either
separate or together. It is supposed to be an uncontested, amicable divorce,
so do not be surprised if you are called together.
- The judge will review your uncontested divorce agreement and ask questions
to either of you. You can instruct your attorney to speak on your behalf
if you are nervous or just not comfortable with some of the legalese.
If your uncontested divorce was drafted properly, the questions should
be fairly straightforward and easy to answer.
- When everything is reviewed and there were no disagreements over the stipulations
and rules in the divorce agreement, you and your now-ex-spouse will sign
the paperwork to make it official. An official divorce is not necessarily
a finalized one, though. Talk to your attorney to see if there is anything
else you should expect or do.
If you are preparing to divorce your spouse and want to keep the matter
uncontested, you can come to Moskowitz Law Group, LLC and tell our Hackensack
divorce lawyers your objectives during a
free initial consultation. With more than 50 years of collective legal experience under our belts,
we are confident we have the skills and knowledgeability to lead your
case to success without compromising your best interests. Call
201.419.6223 at any time to connect with our team.