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Divorce by Mutual Consent Explained

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...