Today I want to talk to you about divorce by mutual consent and what that means. I’ve helped thousands of people go through the divorce process during my 20 years as a family law attorney.
When you have a divorce by mutual consent it means that you and the other party are in perfect agreement with how your case is going to be resolved. In other words you and the other party have no disputes on how children are going to be settled with custody and parenting time with your kids.
You have no disputes about how assets and debts are going to be divided. You are in absolute and perfect agreement. When you proceed in your divorce by mutual consent all of those agreements are put into writing and put into a form that’s accepted by the court wherever you are located. That form is typically called a ‘consent decree of dissolution’. You put all of your agreements in the consent decree and you get it into a form you both...
I've helped thousands of people in my 20 years as a family law attorney get their divorce process started. I've also helped them walk through the divorce process. Although starting the divorce process from an emotional standpoint may be a difficult thing, from a practical standpoint, it's really not that hard.
The thing you need to do to start your divorce process is file something called a petition for dissolution of marriage. In some jurisdictions it may be called a petition for divorce. In your petition for dissolution you're going to be telling the other party and the court what it is you want to happen as a result of the divorce.
A broad outline of what you will be including in your petition for dissolution is you're going to be making statements or proposals about how you want to share children as far as custody and parenting time; the division of property and assets and spousal maintenance or child support.
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