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Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested Divorce

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE LAWYER IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

Going through a divorce can be a tough and trying ordeal. However, it does not have to be a prolonged and bitter legal dispute. If both you and your spouse agree on critical family law matters, an uncontested divorce may be an option for you.

At Valerie M. Little Law Corporation, we specialize in helping couples file for an uncontested divorce and offer guidance on separating quickly and amicably. Contact us today for a private consultation.

What is an uncontested divorce?

In a contested divorce, couples are unable to agree on one or more critical issues, such as spousal support and parenting arrangements. This leads to courtroom hearings or a trial where a judge decides the issues for them. 

An uncontested divorce occurs when both spouses mutually agree on all major aspects of their legal separation. In this case, there is no need for you to appear inside a court room.

Requirements for an uncontested divorce in BC

There are several requirements for filing an uncontested divorce in BC, including:

  • Both spouses must agree on all family law matters;

  • At least one spouse must have lived in BC for one year before initiating the divorce, and one spouse must currently reside in BC;

  • The couple must be separated for at least one year if the ground for divorce is living separate and apart one year.

Process of filing an uncontested divorce in BC

To file an uncontested divorce, you must provide various documents, such as your government-issued marriage certificate, a Notice of Family Claim form, and a Registration of Divorce Proceedings form. Our family law firm can help you through this process.

Frequently asked questions about uncontested divorce in BC

Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about uncontested divorces.

1. How do you file an uncontested divorce in BC?

It is possible to file an uncontested divorce without legal representation by filling out several forms and filing them with the court. However, it is best to get the services of a divorce lawyer to understand your rights and obligations and to complete the forms properly.

2. How long will it take to get an uncontested divorce?

The entire process typically takes around three to six months to be completely finalized. If you have not completed your paperwork properly, your divorce will be rejected, and you will have to amend your documents and resubmit them. This will increase the processing time to obtain your Divorce Order.

3. How much does an uncontested divorce cost in BC?

The cost of an uncontested divorce is typically less than a contested one, but it can vary depending on the complexity of your case.

4. How are property and assets divided in an uncontested divorce?

When spouses separate, all family property is shared equally unless the couple has an agreement that says otherwise or the court orders an unequal division.

Uncontested divorce lawyer in Coquitlam, New Westminster, Burnaby, and Surrey

Valerie M. Little Law Corporation has helped thousands of couples file for an uncontested divorce. Valerie has many years of experience as a family lawyer and works with a qualified and compassionate team to ensure you get the best possible service.

Valerie M. Little Law Corporation is centrally located in New Westminster and serves all of Burnaby, Port Moody, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale, Delta and Langley. To schedule your confidential appointment, call 604-526-3333 or email us today.

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