What is an uncontested divorce?
An uncontested divorce, also known as an agreed divorce, means that the parties resolve all issues between them without significant court or lawyer participation. The lawyer’s role in this type of case is limited to filing the petition and drafting a final decree of divorce. In the most basic of divorces (no property and no children), the following documents are required: Original Petition for Divorce, Waiver of Citation, Final Decree of Divorce and State Information Sheet. If you own a home, add Special Warranty Deed to the list. If you have IRAs or 401(k)s, add Qualified Domestic Relationship Order for each retirement account to the list. If you have children, add visitation provisions, insurance provisions and child support provisions to the divorce decree. In addition, with children, add a Wage Withholding Order and Medical Support Order to the document list.