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An Uncontested Divorce Checklist for Alabama: Things to Consider

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An uncontested divorce checklist from AL family lawyer Leigh Daniel

If you and your spouse want to make your divorce as easy and inexpensive as possible, then the uncontested divorce is the way to go in Alabama. Even though your marriage may be over, for the uncontested divorce to work you and your spouse will have to come together one more time and agree on the terms.

People regularly consult with me and they don’t know where to start.The following is a list of the items the two of you may have to decide how to handle depending on the facts of the case.

Things to Consider in an Uncontested Divorce: A Checklist

  1. Division of Debt
  2. The marital home
  3. Division of other real property
  4. Division of personal property
  5. Division of retirement assets
  6. Division of liquid cash accounts
  7. Life insurance
  8. Health insurance
  9. Alimony
  10. Custody
  11. Visitation
  12. Child support
  13. Tax issues
  14. Payment of non-covered medical bills for the children
  15. Division of stocks, bonds, and other investments
  16. Division of automobiles, or other forms of transport
  17. Ownership and payment for time shares
  18. Parenting Plan

This list of things to consider in an uncontested divorce is a starting point to use when you and your spouse are beginning to discuss the terms of the agreement. There are, of course, may be other things you need to discuss for an Alabama divorce depending on the circumstances. Even in the most uncomplicated case, it often pays off to have legal counsel review the terms and give you input on the practicality of your agreement. I’ve seen some agreements that simply aren’t workable but the parties, not having experienced divorce before, can’t see the flaws in the terms until they have legal counsel.

If you have questions about uncontested divorce in Huntsville, AL, call us at Leigh Daniel, Attorney at Law today.  It is often cheaper to consult with legal professionals upfront in order to avoid giving too much, and to avoid the painful process of amending an unfair divorce decree in the future.

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