Uncontested Divorce In Missouri
You and your spouse may already know how you want to handle important essential points of your divorce -- like dividing time with the children or dividing property.
If that's the case, Bruce Galloway LLC offers a more affordable and uncomplicated way to get divorced. There is a way to get an affordable divorce without having to appear in court.
- You can start the divorce process by requesting an intake form or contacting our firm.
- A staff member will then explain the entire process to you and answer any questions you may have.
- In most uncontested divorce cases, we can finalize your divorce without you ever having to appear in court.
- Best of all, this economical alternative is just a fraction of the cost of a traditional contested divorce.
Uncontested Divorce FAQ's
WHAT IS AN "UNCONTESTED" DIVORCE THAT BRUCE GALLOWAY LAW WOULD HANDLE?
Both spouses agree on the essential points of the divorce:
- Where the children will spend their time
- Who gets what property
- Who pays the debts
Please note that Bruce Galloway LLC does not handle any uncontested divorces that include allegations of abuse and/or neglect.
HOW MUCH DOES AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE COST IN MISSOURI?
The cost of uncontested divorce depends on whether property or children are involved, and a county filing fee which varies by location.
- Uncontested divorce without children: $1,000.00 with NO Add On Fees.
- Uncontested divorce with children: $1,500.00 with NO Add On Fees
WHAT IS A FILING FEE?
Each county court system charges a fee for the privilege of accessing the courts for the purpose of getting a divorce. Filing fees range from $90.00 to $200.00, depending on the county.
When you hire Bruce Galloway Law to handle your case, we pay all costs and there are NO Add On Fees.
WHAT ARE THE HIDDEN FEES FOR AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE?
Most law offices charge extra for work they should include, like creating deeds, title transfers and QDRO's (which divide retierment plans). They will push your bill up. When you hire Bruce Galloway Law to handle your case, we pay all costs and there are NO Hidden Fees.
WHAT COUNTY DO I HAVE TO FILE MY DIVORCE IN?
When child custody is an issue, the divorce has to be filed in the county where the children reside. Also, real estate may only be divided in the state where is it located.
HOW LONG DOES AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE TAKE?
About 120 days from beginning to end. The process typically works like this:
- We give you a homework assignment that gives us a list of your assets, debts,
- When your return it, we usually take our firm about seven to ten business days to prepare your divorce papers.
- Once divorce forms are filed with the court, there is a 30-day waiting period by state law.
- After the 30 days lapse, we can ask the court to approve your divorce.
- Your judgment becomes final 31 days after the court approves your divorce.
- Usually, you do not have to appear in court to finalize your case.
CAN WE BOTH USE THE SAME DIVORCE LAWYER?
No. A lawyer should not represent both sides in a divorce or other family law cases.
That being said, if the parties agree on all the terms, one lawyer can prepare all the paperwork on behalf of one party and the other party may then seek his or her own divorce attorney to review the paperwork or they may decide that they are satisfied with the documents as drafted. However, it is extremely important for the non-represented party to be aware that the attorney represents one person only and cannot provide “legal advice” to the non-represented party.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND STIPULATIONS FOR UNCONTESTED DIVORCES
- Bruce Galloway Law does not handle any uncontested divorces that include allegations of abuse or neglect. We sue abusers.
- Income limit of $125,000.00 per spouse
- Asset limit of $250,000.00
- No tax or bankruptcy advice
- No preparation of QDRO unless purchased separately
WHAT IF AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE OPTION DOESN'T SERVE YOUR NEEDS?
At Bruce Galloway LLC, our attorneys handle all aspects of family law. If you are dealing with a contested divorce, or cases involving domestic violence, child abuse or neglect, child custody, grandparents rights, or other family law cases, we are here to help you.
The choice of an attorney is an important one and shouldn't be based solely on advertisement. This website is designed for general information only. All the information presented on this site should not be construed to be a form of legal advice or the formation of lawyer/client relationship.
Contact us for information about an uncontested divorce in Missouri and to set up a free consultation with a family law attorney at Bruce Galloway LLC.