My name is Bethany Summers. My husband and I have been separated since 2009. We've both moved on and been in other relationships and have had children with other people. We don't have any together. We don't have any mortgage or any debts together....
Hi Bethany. Hiring an attorney is the fastest way to get your uncontested divorce completed. When hiring that attorney, make sure he or she knows the case is uncontested and that both parties are cooperating and would like to facilitate the case as quickly as possible. Uncontested divorces can be quick and easy, but make sure the attorney you hire knows that is your objective.See question
Our kids are grown, no property, been separated for 13 years. He's self-employed and refuse to help pay for divorce. He told me I want it,l pay.
Attorneys here can't push their services, but you should be able to find a reasonably priced uncontested divorce attorney in your area with a Google search. For an uncontested case with no unemancipated children and not much property, your attorney should be able to prepare your paperwork and move the case through the courts quickly at a reasonable fee.See question
I just want an amicable break. We have a good relationship. Want the best for him.
If you and your spouse can come to an agreement on all aspects of the divorce, you should be able to locate an attorney to help you move through the uncontested divorce process with minimal hassle, especially with a case not involving children or substantial assets.See question
We have not been together for 12yrs. We want it finialized the cheapest way possiable.
The fastest and cheapest way are unfortunately not the same. The cheapest way is to do it yourself. Doing it that way, however, means taking a Pro Se Litigant Awareness Course and waiting for a court date to be set for your case. I've seen pro se divorces over here in St. Louis County take six months between the filing of the case and a court date eventually being set.
The fastest way to get an uncontested divorce is by hiring an attorney who specializes in doing that sort of thing. Missouri's 30 day waiting period means your divorce will still take longer than a month, but if you choose the right attorney, there won't be much of a wait after that, and you'll never need to appear in court.See question
We are both cooperative and friendly just don't want to be married anymore.
You can't "share" an attorney, but certainly uncontested divorces are often handled by one attorney. That attorney, technically, is represented his or her client, but in cases of uncontested divorce, it will often be a limited scope representation (meaning the representation is limited to preparing the paperwork necessary to facilitate the divorce and then moving the case through the courts). In that situation, while no one is looking out for your interests, there also isn't an attorney trying to "win" the case for his or her client.See question
My wife and i got divorce. After divorce i started addressing her in her maiden name. Only when emailing or speaking to her. Never when sending mail of important paperwork. She still use her maiden and marriage name.Example fake name: Mary Joh...
Why not just call her by the name she prefers? Either way, it's not illegal.See question
shortly after he filed he wanted to get back together we have since gotten a new home. and he told me he dropped the case. I was never served. Therefor never responded. He filled for sole custody of our child. The case is still active. What do I do?
Is the case really "Active" or simply just showing up on Case.net? It will show up on Case.net forever, as dismissed cases don't disappear from public record. If it's "Active," then he needs to file a dismissal, like the previous attorney mentioned. Eventually, if nothing ever happens with the case, the court will dismiss the case on its own motion.See question
I am the only one on the loan as his credit is poor. We both had to sign the title. The small down payment was paid with my funding from the sale of a previous home that I solely owned.
A properly drafted, executed, and filed quit-claim deed will remove him from the title, sure, but that won't diminish his marital rights in the property. As the previous answer indicated, your settlement agreement will want to make it clear that you are taking the home as your sole and separate property and that husband is relinquishing and forfeiting any and all marital rights in the home. That sort of language, plus the quit-claim deed, and you should be good to go.See question
Married in Jasper county Mo
If both parties are on the same page and each want the divorce, an attorney should be able to give you a reasonable price estimate after discussing your case with you.See question
My wife and i were married for less then a year before we were separated, and she hasn't been on talking terms with me at all, so I need to figure out if I need a lawyer to be able to get it done or if I can do it on my own.
You can file the case yourself using the Missouri Supreme Court forms, but it may take longer than you'd like and probably isn't worth the headache. The expenses associated with a case like yours should be pretty reasonable. If you hire the right attorney, you'll consider it money well spent.See question